Med­i­cal de­vices firm reveals new trade deals

Belfast Telegraph - Business Telegraph - - News - BY RYAN MCALEER

A BELFAST com­pany which makes med­i­cal de­vices has se­cured four or­ders for its new non-con­tact ther­mome­ters.

Trimedika se­cured the deals at in­ter­na­tional trade show Med­ica in Dus­sel­dorf to sell its high-tech Tritemp de­vice into Ger­many, Switzer­land and Aus­tria.

Founded by Julie Brien and Dr Roisin Mol­loy, the com­pany has been backed by £90,000 from eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment agency In­vest NI to de­velop the ther­mome­ter, which can read tem­per­a­tures with­out touch­ing the body.

The com­pany, based at the E3 cam­pus on Belfast’s Spring­field Road, has also cre­ated seven new jobs.

Trimedika have said their prod­uct is de­signed to save hos­pi­tals money, op­ti­mise in­fec­tion con­trol and en­able busy nurses to spend more time with pa­tients.

Ms Brien said the start-up took full ad­van­tage of the op­por­tu­nity posed by the Med­ica 2018 show.

“As well as se­cur­ing four new or­ders we gained ad­di­tional con­tacts with dis­trib­u­tors for over 35 coun­tries in­clud­ing Europe and the Mid­dle East, which we in­tend to de­velop at Arab Health in Jan­uary 2019,” she said.

“Global pres­ence and brand aware­ness is a strate­gic fo­cus for Trimedika as we scale the busi­ness and build the team. The on­go­ing sup­port and ad­vice from In­vest NI has been cen­tral in en­abling us to pen­e­trate hospi­tal mar­kets and se­cure sales.”

Su­san O’kane from In­vest NI said: “The re­sults gen­er­ated demon­strate the global ap­petite for Trimedika’s in­no­va­tive med­i­cal tech­nol­ogy,” she said.

“The busi­ness has main­tained an on­go­ing re­la­tion­ship with In­vest NI to sup­port its de­vel­op­ment ac­tiv­i­ties and is driv­ing for­ward progress with its growth strat­egy.”

Su­san O’kane of In­vest NI (cen­tre) with Trimedika’s chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer Julie Brien (left) and chief ex­ec­u­tive, Roisin Mol­loy

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