14th April 2020
by Edward Sheppard

We are delighted to announce that we are now underway in the production of the Innovia Face Visor!

Our team at DTR Medical and colleagues from across the Innovia Medical Group have put in the extra hours in order to make this critical COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) available for our Healthcare Heroes. This will be one of the first UK manufactured Face Visors with CE marking to cope with the pandemic.

The device has been specially designed to provide top, side, and front face protection from aerosols and to minimise airborne cross-contamination.

Our New Product Development (NPD) department produced samples for functional testing and CE marking approval as COVID-19 PPE. These were then personally delivered to our Notified Body (BSI Netherlands Group BV) and Independent Testing House by our Key Accounts Business Manager, Ian David, for fast track approval. This highlighting the team spirit shown at DTR Medical with all departments involved in the process.

UK production of the Visor began last week at our Swansea site and at our sister company Network Medical’s site in Ripon, with both teams working over the Easter Holidays in order to build stocks quickly. We have been overwhelmed by the willing of our employees to switch their usual job roles to Production in order to help us support the National Health Service (NHS).

A huge effort has been put in across the company with Matthew Franks, Darshan Rana and Ffyon Owens on our NPD team leading UK development of the Innovia Face Visor as well as organising and running the set-up of Production Lines and Supply Chains The Easter weekend saw many different departments such as Sales and Marketing join our Cleanroom team in order to make the Visors ready in time for distribution.

We have complied with Regulatory Guidelines to help protect our frontline healthcare workers reliably and effectively, and this will help make a real difference in the fight against Coronavirus! We will achieve approval this week.

Our Social Media provides regular updates to keep you informed with our progress and other ways that we are here to help.

For more information and to discuss how else we can support you please contact marketing@dtrmedical.com.