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Improvements to Frazier Suction Handles

31st May 2019
by DTR Medical Ltd

What is changing? With a growing demand for Fraziers, a second supply has been sourced from an established UK manufacturing partner and sterile product will be available week commencing 10 June 2019. They will use a different assembly method to join the handle and the tube. Initially this new supplier will make FSH2006, FSH2008, FSH2009…

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Rapid Diagnosis & Significant Savings with our Oral Biopsy Forceps

30th May 2019
by DTR Medical Ltd

Iain Nixon, ENT Surgeon in NHS Lothian presented a poster at the joint meeting of ENT Scotland/North of England in Edinburgh reporting on the successful outcome of using 50 of our Oral Biopsy Forceps. The study looked into performing biopsies during outpatient appointment under local anaesthetic instead of direct laryngoscopy with biopsy under general. The…

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Another Hugely Successful Year at Medica Trade Fair for DTR Medical

5th December 2018
by DTR Medical Ltd

DTR Medical Ltd, award winning manufacturers of Sterile Single-use surgical instruments attended their 13th consecutive Medica Trade Fair this year in Düsseldorf, Germany. Medica enabled us to showcase a range of our latest Sterile Single-use innovations across our specialities. These included our Watson Cheyne Dissector, a versatile device that can be used for the mobilisation…

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Ensure Optimum Dissection for More Delicate Procedures – Introducing the NEW Negus One Hole

5th September 2018
by DTR Medical Ltd

DTR Medical are pleased to introduce our NEW Sterile Single-use Negus Aspirating Dissector with One Hole to complement our popular Negus Aspirating Dissector with Two Holes. Used in Nasal surgery to dissect and push back the nasal mucosa, the instrument is available with Two Holes for the suction of larger amounts of blood. The New…

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See the Difference with our Expanded Ophthalmic Range

1st June 2018
by DTR Medical Ltd

In order to meet busy hospital and clinic needs, we have developed our high-quality Ophthalmic range to complement surgical requirements. UK manufactured to ensure consistent precision every time, our NEW Sterile Single-use Double Ended Punctum Dilator has clearly labelled 17 x Ø0.4mm and 21 x Ø0.3mm tapered ends to enable a wide range of dilation….

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DTR Medical Support St John Cymru-Wales Humanitarian Mission 2018

16th May 2018
by DTR Medical Ltd

DTR Medical pledged their support for St John Cymru-Wales Humanitarian Mission 2018, by donating £500. £250 was raised by the team through fundraising activities and this total was matched by the company, allowing our Technical Administrator, Rhiannon Jones to travel to Dharamshala in India. During her mission Rhiannon was able to assist in the training…

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DTR Medical’s New Gynaecological Innovations Prove a Hit at BSCCP 2018

11th May 2018
by DTR Medical Ltd

DTR Medical attended their 8th BSCCP (The British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology) Annual Scientific Meeting this year showing off our latest developments in Single-use Gynaecological and Colposcopy instruments. This year the event took place at the Manchester Central Convention Complex and saw over 600 delegates attending. A wide variety of issues in Colposcopy…

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Cervical Rotating Biopsy Punch featuring New Top Jaw – Now 4x Stronger

24th April 2018
by DTR Medical Ltd

Struggling to take a biopsy from a hardened cervix? Our Sterile Single-use Cervical Rotating Biopsy Punch now has a new Top Jaw stronger than titanium and 4 times the strength of the previous jaw, and will be available on new code CBR1041. Our new generation Biopsy Punch is the latest evolution in our Gynaecology range…

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ABHI Seminar: Are you Ready for Brexit?

12th April 2018
by DTR Medical Ltd

We all have our thoughts on Brexit and the likely outcome. DTR Medical is an SME and to ensure we continue to thrive we must put this to one side and see it as a risk and plan accordingly. Get it right and it will provide opportunities we may not see yet. Our first issue…

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Sharp & Consistent Results with DTR Medical’s NEW House Curette and Rosen Needle

28th March 2018
by DTR Medical Ltd

In response to a growing demand, we have introduced a NEW Sterile Single-use House Curette and Rosen Needle to our ENT range. Our House Curette has sharp, dual action tips that scrape and scoop tough cortical bone during middle ear procedures. The double-ended stainless steel instrument has clearly labelled 2.0 and 3.0mm ends, giving the…

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The Beauty is in the Evolution of our Award Winning Gynaecology Range

5th March 2018
by DTR Medical Ltd

As a result of the continued success of our Single-use instruments and following praise from a global audience, we have continued to expand our award winning Gynaecology range. After picking up the HCA UK National Innovation Award 2017 and most recently the 2017 MediWales “Partnership with the NHS” Award our multi-award winning LLETZlearn® Training Simulator…

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The Responsibility of a Market Leader

26th January 2018
by DTR Medical Ltd

As a leader in Single-use medical instruments DTR Medical continually assess the medical sector to ascertain our positioning, product portfolio and development strategies. Through this process we evaluate our market standing, this leads us to review our responsibility in the medical sector.  Perceptions of market leaders as dominators of total sales revenue continue. Judged by…

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DTR Medical Achieve Skin Deep Precision with their NEW Dermatology Range

12th January 2018
by DTR Medical Ltd

We are delighted to announce the introduction of a NEW Dermatology range. The latest addition to our extensive variety of Single-use instruments delivers high quality precision for effective examinations and diagnosis of dermatological conditions. Headlining the catalogue by popular demand are the stainless steel 175mm Gillies Skin Hooks. These are available in a choice of sharp…

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2017 MediWales Innovation Awards Winners – ’Partnership with the NHS’

14th December 2017
by DTR Medical Ltd

DTR Medical are thrilled to announce that we have WON the “Partnership with the NHS” Award at the MediWales Innovation Awards 2017 with our LLETZlearn® Training Simulator. In order to be able to continually grow we see the importance of Quality, Innovation and Service to succeed and this has been demonstrated through being awarded our…

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12 Years of Sustained Success at Medica Trade Fair for DTR Medical

28th November 2017
by DTR Medical Ltd

Award winning manufacturers of Sterile Single-use surgical instruments DTR Medical attended their 12th Medica Trade Fair this year in Düsseldorf, Germany exhibiting once again on the Welsh Government pavilion. As one of our highlights of the year Medica 2017 was another success and delivered an excellent opportunity to meet with both our existing distributors and…

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Continued Support for RCSEd Wales Surgical Team Conference & Research Symposium

25th October 2017
by DTR Medical Ltd

DTR Medical have sponsored the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) All Wales Medical and Dental symposium since 2012 and were delighted to attend the 2nd RCSEd Wales Surgical-Team Conference at The Orangery in Margam Country Park 20th October. The morning conference hosted a series of lectures discussing topics including Workplace Solutions for Unprofessional Behaviours, Training,…

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Achieving 50% UK Single-use Manufacturing

19th October 2017
by Andrew Davidson

Single-use surgical instruments have relied on low labour costs and sweatshops in Pakistan and China for many years. Healthcare providers, like the NHS have recognised the benefits of this and procurement teams have forced prices down to contain the well-known budgetary pressures they face. But is this approach the answer for the future? Is it…

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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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Proposed Lapse of ISO 9001:2008 Certification

5th September 2017
by DTR Medical Ltd

Following the recent updates to ISO 9001 and ISO 13485, DTR Medical have made the decision to no longer maintain certification to ISO 9001 as the standards have now diverged in format. ISO 9001:2015 now follows the Annex SL format, whilst ISO 13485:2016 has maintained the ISO Guide 83 format. This presents specific challenges to…

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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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Sterile Single-use Cervical Rotating Biopsy Punch Featuring Low Profile Jaw – The beauty is in the evolution

22nd February 2017
by DTR Medical Ltd

DTR Medical, an award-winning UK manufacturer of innovative and high quality Single-use instruments, are delighted to introduce their new Cervical Rotating Biopsy Punch featuring Low Profile Jaw. The Single-use Cervical Rotating Biopsy Punch is a necessary instrument for busy clinics as the metal jaw ensures a sharp, clean, 3.0 x 7.5mm cut that delivers consistent…

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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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Benefits of the LLETZlearn® Colposcopy Training Simulator

31st October 2016
by DTR Medical Ltd

Tyira Siddiq, Consultant Gynaecologist, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, discusses the benefits of the LLETZlearn® Colposcopy Training Simulator for trainees.

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NEW Single-use Desjardin Forceps

7th October 2016
by DTR Medical Ltd

Listen to DTR Medical’s Managing Director, Andrew Davidson discuss the benefits of the new Desjardin Forceps, commonly used in Gynaecology procedures.  

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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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Interview with Mr Nick Myerson, Bradford Teaching Hospital

9th August 2016
by Kirsty Martin

Mr Nick Myerson of Bradford Teaching Hospital talks to us about the LLETZlearn Training Simulator, “The benefits of the Training Simulator are potentially huge”.

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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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Interview with Dr Grainne Flannelly – Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist

18th July 2016
by DTR Medical Ltd

Watch our interview with Dr Grainne Flannelly, a Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist at the National Maternity Hospital, Dublin. Grainne shared her thoughts on our new LLETZlearn© Training Simulator, saying “the potential of the simulator is the trainee colposcopist can become much more confident and comfortable in a non-threatening environment; learn the manual dexterity skills before they approach a patient”.

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Interview with Miss Deirdre Lyons, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

5th July 2016
by DTR Medical Ltd

Miss Deirdre Lyons, Consultant Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Lead Colposcopist at Imperial College London gave us an interview to share her thoughts on our New LLETZlearn© Training Simulator claiming, “The major benefit is that this is an authentic training simulator for cervical treatments ”.

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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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Nine Things that make Perfect Single-use Crocodile Forceps

28th June 2016
by Andrew Davidson

As a leading supplier of sterile single-use surgical instruments, we receive a wealth of feedback that we build into our programme of innovation and product quality. One of our largest products is our range of Crocodile Forceps that grow every year as a key part of our success. The demand for high quality Crocodile Forceps comes…

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Interview with Dr Theodora Pepera, Consultant Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Colposcopist

16th June 2016
by DTR Medical Ltd

Dr Theodora Pepera, Consultant Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Colposcopist at St George’s Foundation Trust Hospital London and an accredited Colposcopist and Colposcopy trainer by the British Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology gave us an interview to share her thoughts on our New Desjardins Forceps claiming “These will be my choice of preference for Endo Cervical…

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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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LLETZlearn© – Practical Training in Colposcopy

18th February 2016
by DTR Medical Ltd

Practical Training Course in LLETZ / LEEP The Portland Hospital Main Entrance 205/209 Great Portland Street London W1W 5AH Next course will be held at The Portland Hospital on Saturday 7th May 2016 6 places available Tel: +44 (0)7710 129 370  Email: lletzlearn@gmail.com This is a practical course where colposcopy trainees including Doctors & nurse…

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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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Preventing Cervical Cancer in Ghana

4th December 2015
by DTR Medical Ltd

Interview by the BBC on Dr Pepera and others on their work in Ghana Helping lead the fight against Cervical Cancer, the main cancer-related killer of women in the world, Dr Theodora Pepera, Consultant Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Colposcopist has been sharing her knowledge and expertise with Nurses and Doctors in her home country, Ghana, to…

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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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BSCCP Overseas Scholarship awarded to Dr Theodora Pepera to enable Colposcopy Training for Nurses and Doctors in Ghana

10th June 2015
by DTR Medical Ltd

DTR Medical are pleased to hear that Dr Theodora Pepera, Consultant Gynaecologist at St George’s Hospital NHS Trust, has been awarded a BSCCP overseas scholarship to enable Colposcopy Training for Nurses and Doctors in Ghana.   The project aims to roll out a colposcopy training programme across Ghana with theoretical and practical training in colposcopy…

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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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Middle East Otolaryngology Conference and Exhibition 2015

17th April 2015
by DTR Medical Ltd

DTR Medical will shortly be attending their second international trade show of the year, the Middle East Otolaryngology Conference and Exhibition. The exhibition, which is being held at the Madinat Arena, Dubai, from the 19-21st April will be a great opportunity to showcase DTR Medical’s extensive range of high quality, single-use ENT products. The range, which…

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DTR Medical to attend the 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting of the BSCCP

13th April 2015
by DTR Medical Ltd

DTR Medical are delighted to be part of this years’ BSCCP meeting which is taking place at the East Midlands Conference Centre April 15-17th. The meeting will provide an excellent opportunity to showcase the high quality Gynaecology instruments, which now include LLETZ Loops and Balls. The range is complementary to the Rotating Cervical Biopsy Punch, which provides a cost effective…

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LLETZlearn© Success

1st April 2015
by DTR Medical Ltd

DTR Medical were thrilled to support the LLETZlearn© colposcopy training course at The Portland Hospital for Women & Children this weekend. The practical LLETZlearn© training course gives colposcopy trainees an opportunity to practise their technique of LLETZ using the LLETZlearn© model that was developed by Sister Anna Barbour. The day was a huge success with new…

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DTR Medical Support LLETZlearn©

26th February 2015
by DTR Medical Ltd

DTR Medical are proud to support the aims of LLETZlearn© to improve education in colposcopy and we are delighted to be able to support the production of the video to promote the scheme and suture training.  DTR Medical Support LLETZlearn© For more information please visit their website.

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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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Crocodile or Alligator? Clinicians prefer the “Gharial” and here is why!

25th September 2014
by DTR Medical Ltd

Leading medical journal ‘BMJ’ has published an article written by Consultant ENT Surgeon Mr John Phillips. The article; ‘Middle ear instrument nomenclature: a taxonomic approach’ (available here http://twitdoc.com/3BC6) reveals why the anatomy of these well-known reptiles has influenced Clinician preference for extra fine jaw Crocodile Forceps. DTR Medical offers a range of high quality single-use…

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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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‘Clear-the-way’ for foreign object removal with DTR Medical

30th July 2014
by DTR Medical Ltd

Leading international publication ‘ENT & Audiology News’ recently published a feature article on alternative methods of foreign object removal from the ear and nose, over the more traditional use of Crocodile fine jaw forceps, hooks and probes. Download the ‘how I do it’ guide here Developed by DTR Medical, the Clearway suction handle for the…

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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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Clinicians welcome high quality single-use cervical biopsy punch at IFCPC 2014

10th June 2014
by DTR Medical Ltd

DTR Medical would like to thank all delegates who visited our stand at the 15th World Congress for Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy (IFCPC 2014) in London. Gathering from around the world delegates joined a list of world renowned speakers sharing international knowledge and experience, dealing with core issues in cervical pathology and colposcopy. Proud supporters of…

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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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Hospitals are using more disposable devices to cut costs

5th March 2014
by DTR Medical Ltd

Hospitals are using more disposable devices to cut costs By Doug Smock Published: March 2nd, 2012 One of the upshots of the trend toward cost reduction in medical plastics is greater use of disposable products. “It seems counter intuitive that it saves money to dispose of products after a single use,” one medical expert told…

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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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Clinical Study highlights importance of effective foreign body removal and the avoidance of costly theatre intervention

20th December 2013
by DTR Medical Ltd

A recent clinical study carried out in Birmingham Children’s Hospital, has explored the success rate of foreign body removal from children’s ears by a nurse-led ENT clinic. It highlighted the associated impact on staff workload, secretarial time and clinic costs that resulted from failing to remove the object first time without the need for admission…

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‘vCJD’ research study prompts UK Health Agencies to consider risk posed by cross contamination by surgical instruments

12th December 2013
by DTR Medical Ltd

A recent study of 32,000 anonymous samples from appendectomies found 16 which tested positive for Variant Creutzfeldt – Jakob disease (vCJD) – a degenerative brain disease related to BSE otherwise known as “Mad Cow Disease”. From this research, it was estimated that 1 in 2,000 people in the UK may be carriers of the disease.1…

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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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CJD inquest at Irish hospital highlights single-use benefits

19th July 2013
by DTR Medical Ltd

As reported by RTE News Ireland, concerns have been raised over possible CJD contamination during neurosurgery at Beaumont hospital supposedly caused by insufficient sterilisation of reusable surgical instruments. Allegedly, the instruments were not put through the normal, rigorous isolation and sterilisation processes that are necessary when there is a chance of CJD contamination1. This case…

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Reduce patient waiting times in A&E/MIU with the NEW Clearway Suction Handle

30th April 2013
by DTR Medical Ltd

Ideal for Foreign Body Removal Removes difficult foreign objects from ear and nose Reduces patient waiting times Avoids need for costly theatre intervention Less traumatic experience for both patient and family Recent findings by the Care Quality Commission reveal patients are waiting longer to be treated in A&E with 33% waiting 4+ hours. Children presenting…

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‘How I do it’ guide to Fasciaform Tympanoplasty

19th March 2013
by DTR Medical Ltd

Playing a significant role in Otology, DTR Medical recently featured in national and local press for their key role in the development of Tympanoplasty Moulds for Fasciaform Tympanoplasty (also known as formaldehyde-formed fascia graft, or fasciaform graft technique). Although not a particularly new procedure, Consultant ENT Surgeon John Phillips of Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital…

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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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Savings benefits of the Clearway Suction Handle

16th January 2013
by DTR Medical Ltd

The new Clearway Suction Handle for foreign body removal is ideal for A&E, emergency room and minor injury units. This latest development reduces the need for surgical intervention by the ENT department, with potential cost savings of up to £700 per patient. Please view our case study below highlighting the potential savings benefits. Click here…

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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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It’s Clearway or the highway with foreign body removal

20th November 2012
by DTR Medical Ltd

DTR Medical is pleased to introduce the new Clearway Suction Handle for foreign body removal. Ideal for A&E, emergency room and Minor Injury Units, it offers an affordable and cost effective alternative without the need to compromise on quality. This latest development reduces the need for surgical intervention by the ENT department using expensive theatre…

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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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Winning the race against deafness with an F1 eardrum

3rd September 2012
by DTR Medical Ltd

Mail on Sunday; Health 2 September 2012, By Eifion Rees Design technology used in Formula 1 racing has created an unlikely remedy for damaged eardrums. The procedure uses a tiny graft of flesh taken from behind the ear to create an exact replica of the eardrum. Although the operation has been done since the Seventies,…

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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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Precision and fluidity at your fingertips

10th August 2012
by DTR Medical Ltd

In response to customer requests, DTR Medical has developed new Sterile Silicone Tubing with Spigot packs – adding to their extensive range. Where precision and fluidity are important during the procedure, these new packs connect between the suction handle and the less flexible PVC line to provide the solution. To accompany this, DTR Medical are…

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Redesigned Negus set to improve work flow

24th May 2012
by DTR Medical Ltd

DTR Medical – a leading manufacturer of sterile single-use surgical instruments – has upgraded its Negus Aspirating Dissector, improving the device’s suction flow by 20%. In line with DTR Medical’s core values to innovate and improve, this research project was a direct response to surgeons’ requests for improved suction flow. Using Computational Fluid Dynamics, and…

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New Negus improves work flow

16th May 2012
by DTR Medical Ltd

Following customer requests for improved suction flow, DTR Medical has carried out research to determine whether increasing the hole size, and its proximity to the blade tip, could improve the device’s performance. Structural and flow analysis of the Negus Aspirating Dissector by engineering students at Swansea University enabled us to optimise the existing design of…

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Rotating cervical biopsy punch delivers better bite

31st March 2012
by DTR Medical Ltd

Coming soon to DTR Medical’s extensive gynaecological range is the Rotating Cervical Biopsy Punch. Designed for single-use eliminating cross contamination Metal jaw ensures a sharp, clean cut Rotating head provides easier positioning and better visibility Sample size suitable for most Stainless steel shaft ensures precise action Useful for increased HVP testing demands Cost effective with no…

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High quality, affordable, single-use cervical biopsy punch

4th January 2012
by DTR Medical Ltd

Soon to be available, DTR Medical’s high quality, cost effective cervical biopsy punch is customised to surgeons’ specifications. The company was approached by clinicians concerned with the risks of cross contamination when reusing hard-to-clean instruments on patients undergoing cervical cancer biopsies. Consulted surgeons wanted a sterile single-use instrument with a rotating jaw, providing first time…

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