Medical devices firm reveals new trade deals
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