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‘On the Up’ with New Racking

27th September 2017
by DTR Medical Ltd

To accommodate a growing volume of business and meet increased demand both domestically and internationally for our range of single-use instruments we have expanded our warehouse capacity and invested in new racking at our Swansea facility. The addition of 14 new racks and a new bay means that we can hold an additional 10 tonnes of stock….

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From Uncertainty to a Year in Industry

7th August 2017
by DTR Medical Ltd

As a motivated individual I always look to develop and learn in order to be successful. Once I had successfully completed my GCSE’s I was left uncertain with the path I should take. As a result, I decided to go onto A-Level’s, selecting topics I found most enjoyable. This gave me a much clearer idea…

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3 Generations…

17th July 2017
by DTR Medical Ltd

There have been 3 generations of Engineering Students at DTR HQ this week!  Previous student Ayrton Peel has temporarily re-joined us this summer where he is working alongside Harry Turner & Katie Silver, our current placements. Additionally, newcomer Paul McLay who will be replacing Harry & Katie has begun his induction. It is great to…

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Cadaveric Masterclass in Nerve Surgery

19th June 2017
by DTR Medical Ltd

Our range of Single-use fine instruments including our straight and curved Vannas Scissors and DeBakey Atraumatic Dissecting Forceps were used at The British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) Cadaveric Masterclass in Nerve Surgery at The Manchester Surgical Skills Centre 15th June. The Masterclass provided an excellent opportunity for Consultants and Senior Trainees to…

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A New Horizon for Colposcopy Training: LLETZlearn® Training Simulator

31st May 2017
by DTR Medical Ltd

The LLETZlearn® Training Simulator is a unique practical hands-on training device used to mimic realistic clinical scenarios for colposcopy and LLETZ/LEEP (Large Loop Excision of the Transformation Zone) procedures. In addition, it can benefit training in the taking of cervical, vaginal and vulval biopsies whilst using different types of instruments. The reusable Simulator enables the trainee to learn how to perform…

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BSCCP Success

12th May 2017
by DTR Medical Ltd

Following previous success DTR Medical have attended their seventh Annual BSCCP conference this month. The 3-day event took place at Cardiff City Stadium where over 400 delegates attended to discuss a wide range of colposcopy-related topics. DTR Medical used the conference as an opportunity to showcase their award winning Gynaecology product range which now includes…

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DTR Medical Continue Successful Student Placement Programme for 2017/18

28th April 2017
by DTR Medical Ltd

6 years, 14 students, 1 successful company. It’s safe to say that since DTR Medical started their placement programme, there has been mutual benefits for all involved. 100% of the students have since successfully secured a job or further education place, with 2 graduates returning to take up a full-time position at the company. For DTR…

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The Hidden Benefits of Single-use – “The 4 R’s”

29th March 2017
by DTR Medical Ltd

Single-use surgical instruments have become widely used over the last decade primarily because of the post “mad cow disease” era where the risk of contamination caused by the difficulty of cleaning and removal of proteins gained public recognition. However, new clinical situations, commissioning of new facilities, arrival of new personnel and the well-publicised pressure on…

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LLETZlearn® Colposcopy Training Simulator – Professor Albert Singer

7th March 2017
by DTR Medical Ltd

Albert Singer, Professor of Gynaecology (Emeritus), University of London discusses the reusable LLETZlearn® Training Simulator which has been designed to provide excellence in Colposcopy training.  

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Why Cheap Can’t Deliver

28th February 2017
by DTR Medical Ltd

The NHS England junior doctors’ strikes in 2016 highlighted the intense pressures on healthcare providers to deliver 24/7 service amid increased patient expectations and limited resources. Consequently health services look for cheaper options whilst believing service levels will be retained. This is a myth. The importance of reliable service Healthcare providers plan some six weeks…

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If at First You Don’t Succeed… Innovate

31st January 2017
by DTR Medical Ltd

A few years ago, a key UK hospital introduced our company to his boss with the words “they don’t always get things right first time, but they keep going until they do.” It was a compliment we have worked hard to repeat ever since. In the past ten years we have introduced over 700 Single-use…

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DTR Medical – Innovation in Healthcare

12th January 2017
by DTR Medical Ltd

“Innovation is critical throughout the medical sector. We have continued to grow and improve our line of products over the past decade. We’ve brought major improvements to our customers like our Rotating Cervical Biopsy Punch and Clearway Suction Handle, improving the standard of care for patients across the world.”

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DTR Medical Launches New Single-use Instruments at Arab Health 2017

13th December 2016
by DTR Medical Ltd

DTR Medical is to showcase its latest innovations at Arab Health 2017, including an innovative training simulator and additions to its range of sterile single-use instruments. The leading manufacturer of high quality medical devices will be presenting its new LLETZlearn® Training Simulator, which enables the trainee to practice performing cervical procedures while gaining the confidence…

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Why settle for scissors that don’t cut?

7th December 2016
by Andrew Davidson

Scissors are a ubiquitous instrument, used throughout healthcare. Consequently they are available in many patterns and sizes to suit the purpose. Unfortunately they also come in varying standards of quality which has a direct impact on services. Stick to Re-usable; Tried and Tested. The traditional UK or German produced pair of scissors that are set…

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Latest LLETZLearn® News from Dr Theodora Pepera

2nd November 2016
by DTR Medical Ltd

Delighted to hear of the use of our LLETZLearn® from Dr Theodora Pepera, Consultant Obstetrician, Gynaecologist & Colposcopist.  “I am very excited to share the first picture of my inaugural advanced colposcopy workshop, only made possible by the LLETZLearn® device. Here it is being used by Joyce Aburam, Deputy Lead Nurse Colposcopist at Guys &…

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A New Impetus for Single-use Instruments?

23rd September 2016
by Andrew Davidson

Reading recent literature1, there appears to be a growing momentum that proteins may cause more than variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease (vCJD). The attention is now focusing on causes of Alzheimer’s disease  and this raises new questions surrounding effective decontamination of surgical instruments or identifies new equipment that should be considered for a switch to single-use. Prion…

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2016 Cash For Kids Ball

22nd September 2016
by DTR Medical Ltd

DTR Medical were thrilled to support this year’s Cash For Kids Ball which took place at Oldwalls, Gower. The evening raised £12,000 for Ty Hafan, one of the UK’s leading paediatric palliative care charities.    

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Admiral Swansea Bay 10k

19th September 2016
by DTR Medical Ltd

Huge congratulations to three members of Team DTR who took part in the Admiral Swansea Bay 10k this weekend! The event was an excellent opportunity to raise money & we are thrilled that over £400 was raised for the chosen charities which included Prostate Cancer UK. Find more information on next year’s race here.  

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Swansea Bay Fast Track 25

7th September 2016
by DTR Medical Ltd

DTR Medical are delighted to have been selected to become a Swansea Bay Fast Track 25 member. The initiative run by Swansea Bay Business Life Magazine and the South Wales Evening Post together with sponsors Bevan & Buckland & Santander identifies 25 of Swansea’s most ambitious and fast growing companies each year. For the full…

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DTR Medical’s Core Values

6th September 2016
by DTR Medical Ltd

Andrew Davidson, Managing Director of DTR Medical explains the core values of the business – quality, service and innovation.

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What should I do when a customer raises a concern?

24th August 2016
by Andrew Davidson

The answer is simple –listen. The reasons are also straightforward and split into the core values DTR Medical operate by, namely Innovation, Quality and Service. Yes, we all know “the customer is always right” but in many ways, this has become a saying and not an ideal.  We also have to pay attention because our…

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Supporting Clinical Development in ENT, Neurosurgery and Gynaecology

26th July 2016
by Andrew Davidson

As a leading provider of sterile single-use surgical instruments, DTR Medical is involved increasingly in supporting clinicians who are helping the development of services around the world. This is our opportunity to give something back to our customers when they are often volunteering for something they believe in passionately. Around the World Our support has…

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Pioneering business management work placement student reaps the benefits

22nd July 2016
by DTR Medical Ltd

First class BSc Business Management graduate Cara Lewis will be taking up a graduate position with a local company after graduating at the Swansea University degree and awards ceremony at the Great Hall, Bay Campus today (22 July). Cara, aged 22 from Swansea, was one of the first tranche of seven students to take part…

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Medica proves a hit with DTR Medical – company secured 37 deals from 21 countries at one event

28th June 2016
by DTR Medical Ltd

An award winning Swansea manufacturer of sterile single use instruments that secured 37 deals from 21 different countries while exhibiting on the Welsh Government stand at  Medica last November – returns this autumn for the 11th consecutive year. DTR Medical joins twenty other companies that have already signed up to exhibit on the Welsh Government’s…

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Can the NHS Differentiate Value from Cost?

26th May 2016
by Andrew Davidson

Lord Carter’s review and potential savings is the biggest and strongest procurement initiative the NHS has embarked for many years. It has received high profile publicity with savings in temporary staffing, estates and supplies identified in line with the Five Years Forward plan of NHS England (Interim Report June 2015). As a tax-payer this is…

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Calling all SME’s; Make Friends with your Local Universities

17th May 2016
by Andrew Davidson

Small and medium-sized businesses need to remain relevant. This is particularly important for medical device manufacturers as well as the wider life science community as technology continues to evolve. In most cities today a university exists. Business owners may see these establishments simply as a place of learning particularly for undergraduate students but they should…

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Customer Engagement Driving Our Innovation

10th May 2016
by Andrew Davidson

Our reason for being Our expertise in delivering innovative products to the clinician often begins with their question, ‘Do you do…?’ These are the three most important words we hear from our customers. Why? Because this gives us an idea about what the market for single-use instruments in is still searching for. We may already…

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British Suppliers can be Much Better

3rd May 2016
by Andrew Davidson

With the current focus on UK manufacturing as “The March of the Makers” (BBC 2016), the strategy for steel (Huffington Post 2016) and “Buy British (Telegraph 2014)” sentiment, I think it is worth addressing the point; British Suppliers can be much better. At DTR Medical, we pride ourselves on our core values of; Innovation, Quality…

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Celebrating the life of our dear colleague Mark Furness who sadly passed away on Friday 11th of March

24th March 2016
by DTR Medical Ltd

Mark was a great member of our team at DTR Medical for the two and a half years he shared with us. His fighting spirit was remarkable both in his work and in the face of his illness. He made many friends in the company thanks to his outgoing and cheery personality. He supported everyone…

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“Ten years at Medica”

25th February 2016
by DTR Medical Ltd

DTR Medical, an award winning British manufacture of sterile single-use instruments has been visiting MEDICA Düsseldorf every year since the founding of the company in 2005. Managing Director, Andrew Davidson, says that Medica is a place where DTR Medical engage with their distribution partners and as the peak of their marketing activity, set the agenda…

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DTR Medical Products Demanded by Customers for Procedure Packs

5th February 2016
by DTR Medical Ltd

As a leading supplier of innovative, high quality single-use surgical instruments that are supported by exceptional levels of service, DTR Medical is seeing a growing demand for its products being selected by customers for inclusion into custom procedure packs. A number of lines have already been sold to kit suppliers ranging from forceps, to suction…

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Helping Improve Medical Expertise in Ethiopia

10th December 2015
by DTR Medical Ltd

DTR Medical are delighted to support Dr Sunirmal (Biku) Ghosh, a Consultant Surgeon from Nevill Hall Hospital in Abergavenny and member of the Wales for Africa Health Links Group, in providing training and instruments to medical staff in Ethiopia. DTR Medical are pleased to be involved the promotion and protection of good health in Africa…

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2015 MediWales Judges Award Winners

9th December 2015
by DTR Medical Ltd

  We are delighted to receive the prestigious 2015 MediWales Judges Award in recognition of our expertise in delivering innovative sterile single-use instruments. As winners of previous Export, Innovation and Growth awards, it is great to be seen as a strong all-rounder, and for our contribution to our customers including the NHS in developing innovative…

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DTR Medical attends MEDICA for the 10th time, Launching New Products, Building Export Success.

20th November 2015
by DTR Medical Ltd

DTR Medical, a leading single-use instrument manufacturer, celebrated their tenth year at Medica in Dusseldorf, Germany with a full programme of meetings with our partners and potential distributors. Medica is a key event in our calendar, providing the opportunity to meet customers, distributors and suppliers from around the world, who are all in Dusseldorf at the…

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Sterile Single-Use Avoids Patient Risk

11th September 2015
by DTR Medical Ltd

    A study published by the University College London (UCL) has claimed the seeds of Alzheimer’s disease could be passed on through medical procedures¹. However, further research is needed as this was a small study on only eight samples and is not evidence that Alzheimer’s disease can be transmitted during any form of treatment….

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10 years of innovation in single-use surgery

2nd June 2015
by DTR Medical Ltd

DTR Medical Celebrates it’s 10th Year Anniversary as an Innovative and Multiple Award Winning Medical Device Manufacturer. A UK based medical device company, DTR Medical sell and market its own brand of sterile single-use surgical instruments, priding themselves on developing new and innovative products that are used throughout ENT, Gynaecology, Vascular, Neurology, Orthopaedic, Ophthalmology and…

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DTR Medical adopts latest GS1 Standard Barcode Technology

21st May 2015
by DTR Medical Ltd

Following the 2014 NHS eProcurement strategy, where the importance of adopting GS1 standard barcodes on all product labels for both the NHS and its suppliers was highlighted, DTR Medical are pleased to announce their successful integration of the technology. The new labels, which incorporate the latest GS1 standards to comply with the Unique Device Identification…

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Export success at the Medilink 2015 UK awards

30th April 2015
by DTR Medical Ltd

Following the 2014 success of DTR Medical’s Myringotomy trays in Saudi Arabia, as well as working with new distributors in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Spain and Holland, export sales for the company soared to a huge 354%. DTR Medical were delighted to be recognised by MediWales for this success, which led to the win of the…

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DTR Medical win £400,000 Contract with help from Welsh Government International Trade Delegations

24th April 2015
by DTR Medical Ltd

DTR Medical, a medical devices manufacturer won its largest single export order ever as a result of attending Welsh Government supported visits to Medica in Dusseldorf and Arab Health in Dubai – two of the world’s key life sciences exhibitions. DTR Medical, which specialises in the design and manufacture of sterile single-use surgical instruments, has attended…

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DTR Medical welcomes newest member of the team!

3rd February 2015
by DTR Medical Ltd

DTR Medical are pleased to announce the latest addition to the team – Ken Marshall. Ken, who will be joining DTR Medical as a Business Manager for Scotland has many years’ experience in the Medical Industry including both sides of the border! The team in Swansea are looking forward to Ken’s induction which begins this week….

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DTR Medical – Export Achievement Award Winners 2014!

16th December 2014
by DTR Medical Ltd

DTR Medical are the proud winners of this year’s MediWales Export Achievement Award! Following this year’s success of DTR Medical’s Myringotomy trays, which are used for insertion of grommets to relieve glue ear in Saudi Arabia, as well as having new distributors in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Spain and Holland export sales for the company have…

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Medica 2014

3rd November 2014
by DTR Medical Ltd

DTR Medical exhibits at MEDICA for the seventh year running to build on our export success. DTR Medical, a leading single-use instrument manufacturer, will continue the successful participation in Medica in Dusseldorf, Germany from 11 to 15 November 2014 by exhibiting in the Welsh pavilion in Hall 16 (Stand F42). Medica is a key event…

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Team DTR Celebrate 2014 Success

16th September 2014
by DTR Medical Ltd

The whole team at DTR Medical celebrated the success of the year so far at the Marriott Hotel overlooking Swansea Bay. Helped by a large export order, the company has expanded, giving good reason for all of the team to get together and celebrate. The night was an occasion for everybody to get to know…

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DTR Medical attains Supplier Sustainability Index score

13th August 2014
by DTR Medical Ltd

In recognition of the importance of sustainable procurement within the healthcare sector, DTR Medical recently participated in an independent, cross-sector financial, social and environmental supplier audit, helping customers to benchmark suppliers’ sustainability credentials with a Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) Sustainability Index. After being awarded their first sustainability index score, DTR Medical are…

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DTR Medical to integrate the latest in GS1 standard barcode technology

28th July 2014
by DTR Medical Ltd

The NHS eProcurement strategy has highlighted the importance of adopting GS1 standard barcodes on all product labels, for both the NHS and its suppliers. In light of this, DTR Medical are developing brand new labels which incorporate the latest GS1 standards to comply with the Unique Device Identification system, for all products. Working alongside Kodit,…

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DTR Medical and BEACON collaborate in pioneering BioComposites research

19th May 2014
by DTR Medical Ltd

DTR Medical are pleased to announce their recent collaboration with BioComposites experts from ‘BEACON’ in researching sustainable organic materials for products. BEACON is led by Aberystwyth University in collaboration with partners at Bangor and Swansea Universities, backed by the European Regional Development Fund. The collaboration initially focused on material science, exploring options for using plant-based…

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DTR Medical donates single-use instruments for University Theatre training course

26th March 2014
by DTR Medical Ltd

DTR Medical were proud to support the training of prospective Operating Department Practitioners with a donation of theatre instruments for use in a Theatre Simulation day at the Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. Receiving a request for help from the University, DTR Medical were pleased to donate a variety of single-use surgical instruments from their…

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DTR Medical supports the 10th Annual ENT Masterclass at The Royal College of Surgeons, London

14th February 2014
by DTR Medical Ltd

DTR Medical were proud to support the 10th Annual ENT Masterclass last month in London’s Royal College of Surgeons. The three day course is widely recognised as the biggest free training platform for ENT SpRs in Europe, providing attending delegates with the opportunity to engage with current leaders in their respective fields including leading Consultant…

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DTR Medical attends annual ‘UKHealthTech’ Conference and awards dinner in Cardiff

12th December 2013
by DTR Medical Ltd

Hosted by MediWales, the national UKHealthTech conference and MediWales awards dinner provided a fitting stage for a number of Keynote Speakers and industry experts in Cardiff, namely Professor Keith Harding CBE (Director of the Wound Healing Research Unit), Professor Val Edwards-Jones (Professor of Medical Microbiology, MMU) and winner of ‘The Apprentice’ 2011, Tom Pellereau. David…

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DTR Medical awards young talent for research into Colorectal Cancer

4th November 2013
by DTR Medical Ltd

DTR Medical awards young talent for research into Colorectal Cancer at Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh All Wales Medical Student Surgical Research Symposium Hosted by Mr Steven Backhouse (ENT Consultant, Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend), the 4th Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) Surgical Research Symposium welcomed entrants to submit abstracts, posters and conduct presentations…

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WIN with ‘SPIN’!

23rd August 2013
by DTR Medical Ltd

DTR Medical are proud supporters of the Swansea University student employability scheme – ‘SPIN’ (Swansea Paid Internship Network). Introduced by Swansea University under the Swansea Employability Academy, SPIN is an initiative focused on assisting students to be better prepared to enter work after completing their studies. Taking the opportunity to show continued support of regional…

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Proud Supporters of ‘All Ears Cambodia’

12th August 2013
by DTR Medical Ltd

DTR Medical are delighted to have been given the opportunity to support the charitable organisation ‘All Ears Cambodia’, a unique medical service helping to provide much needed audiology care for a nation gripped by years of poverty and conflict. DTR Medical has donated a selection of single-use ENT instruments such as forceps and aural specula…

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Plaid Leader visits DTR Medical

13th March 2013
by DTR Medical Ltd

DTR Medical recently featured in the regional UK paper, the ‘South Wales Evening Post’ in recognition of the on-going innovative developments at the Swansea-based company. Leanne Wood, leader of the Welsh political party Plaid Cymru visited the company along with Bethan Jenkins, South Wales West Assembly Member. It provided the opportunity to discuss some of…

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DTR Medical reveals success at Arab Health 2013

3rd March 2013
by DTR Medical Ltd

DTR Medical recently embarked on a trade mission to Arab Health 2013 in Dubai, exhibiting their extensive range of Single-use instruments on the Welsh Government Pavilion. The four day conference attracted delegates from across the world, brought together by a mutual interest – products and services to improve global healthcare. Represented by Managing Director Andrew…

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DTR interviewed for life sciences film

18th January 2013
by DTR Medical Ltd

MediWales, the Welsh life science network, recently commissioned the following short film, ‘Unrivalled Connectivity’, which showcases why Wales is a great place to do life science. Andrew Davidson, Managing Director of DTR Medical, was interviewed for the film to share his experiences of working in Wales. Andrew discusses how the highly skilled and reliable local…

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Innovation award for DTR Medical’s Rotating Cervical Biopsy Punch

18th December 2012
by DTR Medical Ltd

DTR Medical are the proud winners of the MediWales Innovation Award 2012 in recognition for the use of metal-injection moulding in the jaw of their latest product development – the Rotating Cervical Biopsy Punch. Utilisation of this innovative technique has allowed DTR Medical to create a high quality single-use instrument consistent in design, offering clinical…

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Rewarding student surgeons

17th October 2012
by DTR Medical Ltd

DTR Medical presents young talent ‘Technology, Innovation and Design’ award at Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh All Wales Medical Student Surgical Research Symposium Hosted by Mr Steven Backhouse (ENT Consultant, Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend), the 3rd Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) Surgical Research Symposium on 12th October 2012 in Cardiff welcomed…

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Visit us at Medica

28th September 2012
by DTR Medical Ltd

DTR Medical is pleased to announce that we will be attending this year’s Medica event in Dusseldorf. We will be exhibiting in Hall 16 on Stand F30 where all attendees are welcome to visit our stand and discuss our extensive range of sterile single-use surgicalinstruments as well as existing and potential distribution opportunities. We recommend…

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Practice makes perfect: DTR Medical provides instruments for London Deanery ENT Essentials course

31st August 2012
by DTR Medical Ltd

In June, DTR Medical received a request from the London Deanery – a clinically-led organisation with an international reputation for providing specialty training programmes, to supply a selection of instruments to be used in the ENT Essentials course hosted by Surgical Core Trainee Dr Natalie Watson at St George’s Hospital, London. We were asked to…

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