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Sterile single use solution for paediatric cleft palate surgery to launch at MEDICA 2015

Award-winning UK manufacturer of innovative and high quality single-use surgical instruments DTR Medical, will showcase its new Bone Trephine product at MEDICA - the world’s largest medical trade fair.

DTR Medical will exhibit this latest addition to its ENT range in Hall 16 on Stand F42.

DTR logoThe Bone Trephine is used for bone grafting, including taking circular bone graft biopsies for paediatric cleft surgery. This instrument is designed to harvest iliac crest bone (from the pelvis) for use in alveolar grafting (to add bone to the gum ridge) in cleft surgery for children.

The sterile single-use Bone Trephine has equivalent quality of a reusable instrument but with the advantage of providing first time sharpness to enable a good harvest to be taken and without the risk of cross contamination.

Bone Trephine

Bone Trephine

Designed for use with a T bar and Jacob’s chuck, the Bone Trephine has an 8mm internal diameter with a 9mm barrel depth and an overall length of 49mm, and is supplied in a procedure pack with a scalpel to aid bone removal.

The procedure was reported in the British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and some of the authors have been seeking a sterile single-use alternative for harvesting for some time. As reported use of a Bone Trephine is less traumatic and reduces recovery time compared to other techniques.

Lead collaborators on the project included Professor Peter Ayliffe from Great Ormond Street Hospital and Mr Alistair Cobb from the University of Bristol. Other major centres included Addenbrookes Hospital and University College Hospital London.

At MEDICA 2015, DTR Medical is looking forward to finding strong distributor partners, with an established route to market their range within ENT/MAXFAX, General Surgery, Gynecology, Neurosurgical, Ophthalmic and Orthopaedic.

New product development across these areas will launch in the coming months, including both Desjardins and Combi Hook to strengthen the Gynecology range. In addition, DTR Medical has introduced a new range in ear endoscopy which provide clear visibility at the procedure site.

This year the company celebrates ten years in this market, during which time it won some 700 new customers in over 30 countries. DTR’s product range has grown over this time by working with clinicians and academics at leading hospitals worldwide who have increasingly sought sterile single-use alternatives to re-usable instruments. The benefits of such a move come from saving time, lives (reducing risk) and cost.

Andrew Davidson, Managing Director of DTR Medical Ltd, said: “We pride ourselves on providing innovative high quality single-use solutions like the Bone Trephine, which meet clinical needs without compromising on service.

“We are looking forward to building new relationships at MEDICA 2015 and introducing our new product range to distributors from across the globe.”

MEDICA will take place from 16-19 November at Messe Dusseldorf, Germany. Last year the exhibition attracted more than 130,000 visitors from 120 countries.

For more information visit DTR Medical at Stand F42 in Hall 16 or visit http://www.dtrmedical.com


If you would like to arrange an interview with DTR Medical during MEDICA, please contact:

Kat Trinder, PR Officer at Medilink Yorkshire and Humber
Tel: +44 (0) 7903 768694
E-mail: k.trinder@medilink.co.uk

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