Guiding our clients to success

Gateway consultants offers start-ups to medium sized companies specialist insight into the UK IVD market. We offer a unique combination of scientific expertise, intimate market knowledge and business acumen, enabling us to provide clients with detailed roadmaps of how to penetrate and to establish their products in the UK market.

Entering the UK IVD and medical device market can be a complex undertaking. The UK healthcare sector includesthe National Health Service, primary and secondary care and private healthcare providers. We enable our clients to navigate through the complexities and regulations using our expert knowledge.

Gateway Consultants works with an extended network of consultants to provide clients with access to specialist skills and expertise to match their project requirements. Whether you need assistance to comply with UK regulation or establish market share within the UK, we can create a cost-effective package to meet your business needs.



Lead consultants

Carl Sorace FIBMS

Carl Sorace has a background managing and promoting clinical laboratories across the NHS, private and clinical research sectors in the UK and overseas. He has also worked for a market leading manufacturer Bio/Data Corporation establishing pre-market evaluations, commissioning instruments and supporting distributorships across Europe.

Over the last 15 years, Carl has been working in a business development role at Alpha Laboratories Ltd, which included specialist responsibility for haemostasis and introducing new niche markers to the UK marketplace.

Chidi Anyaeche B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc. (Imperial college), M.Sc. (Cranfield)

Mr Chidi Anyaeche has over twenty-five year’s experience in the health care industry in the UK and EU spanning across pathology, product management, sales and business development. He has worked as a clinical scientist at Charing Cross Hospital, London; product Manager with the French IVD firm, Cis Bio; sales and business development with Alpha Laboratories Limited and Key Account Manager (IVD) with Philips Handheld Diagnostics, Eindhoven, Netherlands.

He holds a master’s degree in clinical biochemistry from Imperial College, London and another master’s degree in quality management from Cranfield University, Cranfield, UK. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management, UK (ISMM); a member of the Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (ACB), UK and the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC). He brings a wealth of market knowledge, experience and expertise to the company.

Our services

We offer some unique services that allows us to guide our clients from regulatory support right through to post-market surveillance studies.

  • Regulatory support for biotechnology companies entering the UK IVD and medical device market
  • Arrange Instrument pre-market evaluations
  • Facilitate UKCA mark for application protocols
  • Generate scientific papers
  • Create business plans
  • Introduce clients to key opinion leaders
  • Select UK distributors
  • Development of sales and marketing strategies
  • Business development
  • Post-market surveillance studies
  • Facilitate test introduction to EQA Schemes London e.g. NEQAS and WEQAS

Contact us for an exploratory discussion and let Gateway Consultants guide and support your business as you enter the UK IVD and medical devices market.