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Frequent Questions

What is Merge's process for development?

Every innovation starts with a need and a solution. Through a series of intake questionnaires, we evaluate the technology and business opportunity, understanding the user and market needs. User needs are translated into design features, communicated with 3D models and renders. A prototype & testing plan is outlined, materials are selected, and prototype development starts. Client's and our team review to identify improvements for future design iterations.

Do I need to have a design or patent protection to work with Merge?

The only things you need to start a project are an idea. We will learn more about your technology via a series of questions during our free discovery call! A picture is worth 1,000 words. Previous work and project resources (including doodles and napkin sketches) may help us get a better understanding of your product but are not necessary to start a project.

How much does it cost to work with Merge?

Our sales & engineering team will evaluate your stage of technology and understand your goals. Merge offers rapid design and prototyping services starting from $5,000. For insights and consulting, we can advise based on an hourly rate.

Does Merge manufacture devices?

No. We are a venture studio that prepares devices for advanced development and funding. We develop and manufacture small batch prototypes (less than 20 units) for feasibility and animal studies.

How does Merge work with Intellectual Property (IP)?

Merge is a work-for-hire innovation provider. Client's retain 100% of intellectual property. Merge will assign IP rights back to the Client.

Does Merge have a quality system?

We do not operate under an ISO controlled quality system. We have standard operating procedures that allow for design and process traceability

How do I get started?

Ready to get started? Fill out the RFQ form and Merge team member will reach out to schedule an introduction discovery call.

Not quite ready for a RFQ? Fill out our contact form to learn more on a call

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