15 companies from the Northern Ireland Life and Health Sciences sector shared their knowledge, capability and new products at Medica 2017, the world’s largest medical devices event which was held in Düsseldorf.
Northern Ireland has a strong reputation in Life and Health Sciences, with expertise across a range of specialisms, including Precision Medicine, Diagnostics, Connected Health, Clinical Trials and Data Analytics.
The region has a strong tradition of technological innovation in the medical devices sector and today researchers are at the forefront of convergent technologies, merging electronics, telecommunications and the internet with medical devices for personal healthcare.
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Armstrong Medical create respiratory products to support healthcare professionals improve outcomes in critical care and operating departments. The company has grown considerably to become a worldwide manufacturer currently exporting to over 63 countries and employs over 130 people. Design and development are an integral part of the Armstrong Medical ethos with patient safety to the foreground at all times. Their aim is to enhance export growth by increasing their global sales, marketing and distribution network. Armstrong Medical continually seek to develop new business relationships and appoint new partners to work with them.
Biopanda Diagnostics is a dynamic UK-based company specialising in manufacturing and marketing high quality cost-effective support reagents for research institutes and the in vitro diagnostic industry worldwide. They export to research laboratories, universities, hospitals and test kit manufacturers across the world.
Biopanda Reagents develops and manufactures in vitro tests for clinical laboratories, veterinary practice and food safety. The company provides innovative, high quality and cost-effective test reagents that offer the sensitivity and specificity that their customers demand. This year Biopanda Reagents are proud to announce the release of their BR-G8000 quantitative immunoassay analyser. This handheld device is designed for reading results of a variety of biomarkers including cardiac, inflammatory, thrombosis, fertility, renal and other health monitoring biomarkers.
CET Ltd manufacture therapeutic cold tubs / ice baths or CryoSpas, which provide a clinically safe environment for the application of low temperature hydrotherapy. While initially aimed at sports recovery, the CryoSpa has been found to be extremely effective for post-surgery recovery, pain management and treatment of soft tissues injuries. The combination of salt water, strategically positioned massage jets, digitally controlled temperature and hydrostatic pressure result in significantly faster recovery times.
CIGA Healthcare Ltd is an award-winning company that specialises in the development of Rapid Test Diagnostics for home and professional use. New products from their innovative R&D programme will help change the face of diagnostics and improve healthcare in all corners of the world. In the UK the company supplies several major supermarkets, pharmacies and the NHS; the company is also a supplier to the HSE in Ireland. CIGA distributes Suresign products to over 70 countries worldwide.
Clinisent has developed a comprehensive diagnostic reporting platform which helps laboratories overcome the challenge of multi-stakeholder reporting. The Clinisent platform helps labs increase revenues through increasing service throughout, decreasing costs through operational efficiency and increasing value by providing a means of engagement for key stakeholders, especially patients.
Clonallon Laboratories Ltd, a UK medical supplies company based in Northern Ireland, manufacture and supply custom sterile procedure packs, surgical instruments and other products to the healthcare industry. Operating from their state of the art clean room under the most stringent international accreditation of ISO9001 and ISO13485 Clonallon Laboratories Ltd have built an excellent reputation for prompt supply of their sterile procedure packs under very tight deadlines.
Established in 1986, Elite Electronic Systems is the leading provider of Sub-Contract Electronic Manufacturing Services including PCB Assembly, Cable Assembly and Complete System Integration, to a diverse customer portfolio of innovative and successful companies in Ireland, UK and internationally. Elite adhere to ISO9001:2015 and ISO13485:2012 quality management systems and utilise state-of-the-art equipment to provide complete turnkey manufacturing, excellent quality and flexible scheduling.
Glenbio Ltd was established in January 2012 initially as a distribution and sourcing company for the diagnostics industry across the UK and Ireland. Their rapid growth enabled them to begin the development and manufacture of their range of clinical chemistry reagents and systems which are now establishing globally under the Glenbio unique brand. They specialise in their own exclusive range of liquid stable IT proteins and reagents with excellent quality and performance across multiple systems.
Intelesens is an internationally recognized innovator in targeted non-invasive vital signs monitoring. Including in-depth expertise in Wireless telemetry; Low power consumption electronics; Embedded proprietary algorithms; Cardiology and Respiratory monitoring; Detection of paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation; Ambulatory Hospital monitoring solutions; Remote Ultrasound viewing solutions; Body sensors and low level signal processing; Patented electrode manufacture and Regulatory approval - FDA and CE.
Lisclare have been supplying hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, social services and private individuals with nursing equipment throughout the UK and Ireland for over 18 years. Lisclare have used this experience to develop a range of patient handling and repositioning tools which offer the highest levels of patient safety and comfort whilst at the same time saving their customers time and money.
Lisclare are looking for a German distributor for their range of MySling patient specific, disposable slings. MySling has recently been approved in Germany for reimbursement for patients with statutory health insurance, or Gesetzliche Krankenversicherung (GKV). MySling slings are a consumable product sold mainly into acute hospitals and are the leading disposable sling in the UK. Sales in the UK last year were worth around €1.5m.
Belfast-based Safety First are international market-leaders when it comes to safeguarding those who work in the medical imaging industry. They manufacture X-ray protection with the end users wellbeing in mind. Safety First also supply a wide range of related accessories meeting the requirements of the Directive 89/686/EEC Article 11B Personal Protective Equipment. Early in 2016 they introduced Edge Bilayer, a new barrier material which once again has raised the bar in X-ray protection garments.
SciLeads is an innovative sales and marketing intelligence platform for scientific companies. SciLeads enable greater sales by providing companies with instant access to highly relevant prospect and market information.
SleepMed manufactures and sells the ARES™ device which is a medically approved cloud based Home Sleep Diagnostic Test for diagnosing sleep apnea. ARES™ is worn on the forehead and accommodates all sleep positions. Simple, clear audio and visual indicators promote reliable data capture by making it easy for patients to know when ARES™ needs adjustment. SleepMed International is launching its new CE marked pending 620 series which will be a state of the art Home Sleep Test for the European market.
Trimedika seek global partners that want to save hospitals millions by taking consumables out of temperature measurement and optimising infection control. Through innovative market- lead development, they have a thermometer for hospitals and clinics that revolutionize temperature measurement. Trimedika offer comprehensive distributor training, hold ISO 13485 and manufacture in Europe. Trimedika will demonstrate their latest non touch infrared thermometer TRITEMP at Medica and it will be available to order by registered TriMedika distributors at the event.
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