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A UK company offers a unique post-surgery antimicrobial bra under distribution agreements and possibly licensing

Country of origin:
Country: 
UNITED KINGDOM
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOUK20200827002
Published
27/08/2020
Last update
01/09/2020
Expiration date
28/08/2021

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Surgical implants
Surgical instrumentation and equipment
Disposable products
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Summary

Summary: 
A small UK company has designed and developed a post-surgical bra product class 1 medical device. It is much more convenient to stock for large hospital groups, and timesaving compared to current dressing practices. It is unique in the market using the latest in seamless technology and the company is now seeking selected few distributors for an international roll-out. Vendors of post-surgery, breast surgery and wound care products are sought for distribution and possibly license agreements.

Description

Description: 

A UK small company has launched a product to address the post-operative phase for women receiving surgery in a much more patient-friendly way. The post-operative bra (see the Picture) has been designed specifically for the immediate post-surgery stage following any types of breast cancer, cosmetic and cardio surgeries. The product is made from a modern four way stretch fabric, seamless in design using the latest in weave and weft technology to provide support zones. It is designed to hold dressings in place for wound sites, provides comfortable stability for newly installed breast implants and will also hold a light-weight prosthesis. The product can be worn for the recommended 24 hr wear up to six weeks post-surgery. The product can also be used beyond the post-surgical phase and provides comfort for those wishing to have a ‘comfort’ or ‘sleep’ bra.
The product sells into both the national and private healthcare systems in the UK and the company (classed as the manufacturer) is now looking for international distributors. The product has been endorsed by the president of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and co-branded for his own patient base. It is co-manufactured by a leading global medical textile company.
A QR code on packaging links to a product and patient care precautions section on the website available in every language reaching MDR requirements. All packaging has MDR (Medical Device Regulation) requirements in place. Packaging insert has full instructions for use and patient care in eight languages including; Arabic, Dutch, and German.
Distributors are sought currently experienced in selling post-operative garments, breast surgery instruments, breast implants, compression garments and wound care products. In case of a good fit, licensing will be discussed for manufacturing in third countries.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
- Modern seamless design and technology allow for better comfort and care; - Only such product with proven anti-microbial protection; - Class 1 medical device.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
Type of partner sought: Medical device distributor/manufacturer. Specific area of activity: vendors of post-operative garments, breast surgery instruments and wound care products. Role of partner sought: Interested parties are invited to describe their positioning in the domestic market and how they would be a good fit for the new product. In case of a very good fit, licensing may be discussed on top of distribution.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,251-500,SME 51-250,>500

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