Surgical Innovations secures exclusive deal with US group

Keyhole surgery instruments maker, Surgical Innovations (SI), has signed an exclusive, three year distribution agreement with Microline Surgical.

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Leeds-based SI said the deal will allow it to distribute Microline instruments in Great Britain.

Based near Boston in the US, Microline designs, manufactures and distributes high quality instruments aimed at the minimally invasive surgery market.

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Its portfolio of products is complementary to those offered by SI with a focus on the "resposable" ethos of cost and sustainability. SI specialises in making “resposable” instruments, which contain long lasting, reusable parts and cheap, throwaway parts that are only used once.

SI said its Elemental division has a long established relationship with Microline, and recently announced a new five year US distribution agreement with Microline for the company's range of YelloPort+Plus and YelloPort Elite access devices.

Adam Power, Surgical Innovations' group development director, said: “We are very pleased to announce an exclusive agreement for a further three years to sell products manufactured by Microline Surgical.

"Microline is Elemental Healthcare’s longest standing distribution partner as well as our largest, and shares the philosophy of sustainability in its products which will play such an important part in hospital decision-making in the years to come.”

Isabelle Huysmans, general manager at Microline, added: “We are extremely happy to confirm the extension of the exclusive agreement for the next three years with our trusted partner, Elemental Healthcare, who embrace and embody our vision and values completely.

"Together we will continue to work passionately on sustainability to provide solutions to improve the quality of life for everyone.”

SI specialises in the design, manufacture, sale and distribution of innovative, high quality medical products, primarily for use in minimally invasive surgery.

The firm said its product and business development is guided and supported by a key group of nationally and internationally renowned surgeons across the spectrum of minimally invasive surgical activity.