UK-based SME seeks distributors for its medical devices aimed at preventing central venous catheter fall out

OFFER from United Kingdom, reference: BOUK20171011003, valid from 11-10-2017 untill 17-10-2018

  • Start date:
    11 oktober 2017
  • End date:
    17 oktober 2018
  • Summary:
    A UK-based SME has developed a CE marked medical device that will provide secure support to central venous catheters preventing inadvertent fall out while enabling the patients the comfort and freedom of movement to allow them to take part in day to day normal activities.

    The SME is looking to enter new geographical markets with this device and is looking to partner with distributors to enable this with the partnership envisaged as a distribution services agreement.
  • Description:
    Central venous catheters are used for medical treatment in a variety of conditions, such as cancer, to administer medication and take samples for testing. Central venous catheters can inadvertently fall out while measures to prevent this can make them even more uncomfortable and restricting to the patient. Catheter fall out also increases the risk of complications, such as infections. This is even more so in child patients and causes concern for their parents and carers as well as for the child themselves.

    A UK-based SME has developed a medical device that aims to overcome these problems. The device is a vest worn by the patient to accommodate the central venous catheter in a way that holds it securely in a comfortably way that enables maximum freedom of movement for the patient. This enables the patients to lead a more normal life over the duration of their treatment while reducing complications such as infections.

    The SME is looking to enter new geographical markets with their device and so is looking to partner with a distributor with the experience and connections to enable the SME to achieve this. It is envisaged that the partnership will take the form of a distribution services agreement.
Partner Sought
  • Type of Partnership Considered:
    Distribution services agreement
  • Technical Specification or Expertise Sought:

    The UK-based SME is looking for a partner company that can distribute its products enabling the SME to enter new markets. The partner company will ideally have experience of the distribution of products in the medical devices and treatment delivery spaces and have existing links into companies operating in these areas. It is envisaged that the agreement will take the form of a distribution services agreement.

    SME 11-50,SME <10,251-500,SME 51-250

  • Development stage:
  • IPR Status:
  • Market keywords:
    Drug delivery and other equipment
  • Technology keywords:
  • NACE keywords:
    Other research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering
    Other human health activities
  • Advantages and Innovations:
    The UK SME's device has the following advantages:

    Prevents inadvertent central venous catheter fall out in patients.

    Reduces infection risk.

    Enables greater participation in normal activities so improving patient welfare.

    Enables continuous access by medial staff.
  • Type and Size of Organisation:
    Industry SME <= 10
  • Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation
  • Year Established:
  • Turnover:
  • Country of origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Languages spoken
    • English