Innovation is in your DNA. It’s in ours, too.

With scientific expertise matched by business acumen, the Alira Health Innovation Lab is your partner in the planning, development, and commercialization of your healthcare innovations.

Our Product Development Practice Area Includes:

  • Onsite biosafety level II (BSL-2) lab facility with an exhaustive library of clinical bacteria isolates.
  • Expertise in Wound Healing and Infection Prevention
  • Cell models for inflammation, migration, 3D tumor and apoptosis
  • Gene Expression (qPCR) and Immunocytochemistry
  • Microbiology and Biofilm Models
  • Fluorescent and colorimetric microplate assays
  • Preclinical Animal Models

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The Alira Health Product Development practice area is led by Mitchell Sanders, MS, PhD. Dr. Sanders has 30 years of experience in preclinical animal models and clinical product development in advanced wound care. For more information, please contact Dr. Sanders.

New Product Development

Partner with Alira Health for streamlined development of your healthcare and life science products. We have the technology, expertise, and facilities to transform your ideas into market opportunities. Our research and development capabilities are full-service with primary areas of focus: new therapeutics and medical devices in Advanced Wound Care, Orthopedics, Infection Prevention, and Oncology-Drug Delivery.

Our team of scientists, doctors, and regulatory experts can help you anticipate and overcome clinical and regulatory challenges before they turn into roadblocks.

Our innovation arm is fully integrated within our banking and consulting services which provides an interdisciplinary approach to preclinical, regulatory, and clinical product development.

Our advisors are industry experts in life sciences, giving you access to a knowledgeable, experienced team that understands new product development, commercialization, and how to drive market adoption.

What’s the benefit of innovating with us?

  • Full-service R&D capabilities
  • One-stop shop for product discovery, strategy, execution, and commercialization
  • Expertise in developing products with regulatory and clinical needs in mind

IP Development (StructuredIP™)

Alira Health is where intellectual property is created and lives. We take our healthcare and life science skills to work to develop IP that solves problems, improves health, and is worthy of your investment.

Alira Health is a global firm dedicated to the healthcare and life science market, which is why we have our finger on the pulse of what’s next in patient care. We assist in new IP development as well as IP portfolio management and due diligence for investors and strategic partners.

Our StructuredIP™ process ensures that your IP is novel, inventive, broad, and innovative to make certain your portfolio has the most commercial value and is best aligned with your business strategy.

Pharma and life science

We have decades of experience and a team of experts who understand the science behind the cause of disease and can help innovate early stage biotech, RX, pharmaceuticals, and OTC products.

Medical device and healthcare IT

Our team of scientists and doctors know what caregivers and payers need to diagnose, monitor, manage, and treat disease.

Why choose us for IP development?

  • Development of New IP
  • Patent Writing and Claim Set Analysis
  • Competition and Competitive Landscape
  • Technical Due Diligence for Investments and M&A
  • IP Portfolio Management

Alira Health Ventures: Incubation of Breakthrough Technologies

Alira Health is one of the few – if not the only – life science advisory firms that houses an incubator of breakthrough technology. Alira Health Ventures manages wholly owned companies that may be the source for the next technology breakthroughs in Pharma and Life Sciences.

Looking to expand your product portfolio? Purchase or license our technologies, designed to advance patient care and your bottom line. We put our passion for transforming healthcare into everything we produce, ensuring that our discoveries deliver value to patients, clinicians, and investors.

Why partner with Alira Health Ventures

  • Onsite biosafety level II (BSL-2) facility for biochemistry, cell, molecular, and microbiology R&D
  • Transaction advisory services
  • Medical affairs expertise

Alira Health Ventures is the home to Firefly Innovations LLC (PureMend™) and WoundForce™, two novel product offerings discovered and developed by our advanced wound care scientists. We also manage and invest in the teams behind EnlightenView and Navigation Sciences. To learn more about our work, please visit:

Discovery Development Plan

Alira Health has expertise in all phases of clinical drug discovery from In-VITRO bench studies, preclinical validation, Phase I-III clinical trials and NDA Submission.

We have the in-house expertise to support your drug development including but not limited to scientists, clinicians, regulatory consultants and clinical CRO experts that can accelerate your drug development timeline from 100 months to a fraction of the time required.

Pharma and Device
With 30+ years of experience in drug and device development, we are the leading combination product development advisory firm. We understand the clinical unmet need and the commercial hurdles it takes to bring a new active pharmaceutical ingredient or device/drug combination product into the marketplace.

Medical device and healthcare IT
Our team of scientists and doctors know what caregivers and payers need to diagnose, monitor, manage, and treat disease.

Why choose us for Drug or Drug/Device development?

  • Leading experts in the field of Drug Discovery and Combination Product Development
  • Expertise in Combination Products
  • Deep Industry Knowledge for Pharma/Biotech Transactions

In Vitro and In Vivo Testing

Alira Health offers a broad range of in vitro and in vivo testing services. Let our experienced in-house scientists help you select or design the right testing to meet your needs. Our multiple methodologies can be used for different evaluation of your product. Our expertise covers the performance of individualized pharmaceutical drug tests to analyze efficacy on target cells of systemic therapy both in vitro and in vivo.

Our services include:

  • Biofilm Studies and Antimicrobial Formulations
  • Genetic and Enzymatic Profiling (qPCR, ELISA, FRET, Immunostaining)
  • Biomechanical Testing and Wound Healing Models3D Tumor Models and 3D Bioprinting

In Vitro Testing

As in vitro testing is an important alternative to animal testing, Alira Health’s in vitro testing laboratories offer a range of cell-based biological and non-biological methods for safety and toxicity testing from a range of industries.

Our services include:

  • Cell models for inflammation, migration, 3D tumor and apoptosis
  • Gene Expression (qPCR) and Immunocytochemistry
  • Microbiology and Biofilm Models
  • Fluorescent and colorimetric microplate assays

In vivo Testing

We have experience conducting in-vivo testing for the purposes of efficacy and safety.

Our services include:

  • Animal Models in Wound Repair and Regeneration
  • Infection and Biofilm Models
  • Mouse Tumor Survival Models

For more information, please contact Dr. Sanders.