Injection molding company Denroy Plastic (Bangor, Co. Down, UK) has announced that it is manufacturing the recently introduced Haemoband Plus in its new cleanroom. The latest iteration of a surgical device used in the treatment of hemorrhoids, the Haemoband Plus features an innovative applicator design that is said to improve clinical treatment and offer a more efficient and cost-effective method of patient care.
Haemoband Surgical, headquartered in Belfast, was established in 2005. Since that time, it has sold more than 380,000 units of the Haemoband device in more than 50 countries. The company describes the device as the "only ligator that automatically reloads and controls suction at once," saving time for the surgeon and improving patient comfort. Denroy, which reported sales of £10.3 million ($13.8 million) in 2014, has worked with the company since it was founded, and contributed its expertise to bringing the new iteration of the device to the marketplace.
The upgraded device includes latex-free bands that are individually molded to provide a cross-circular finish and ensure easy release from the device and a transparent nozzle that provides visibility to the surgeon.
Denroy Plastics Chairman John Rainey told the Irish News that he is "proud of our long-standing working relationship with Haemoband Surgical. Having helped the company to realize its initial concept in 2005, we were overjoyed to be included in the latest part of the journey."
Denroy was established in 1972, and currently operates injection molding machines ranging from 5 to 800 tonnes. The company is capable of producing components weighing from a few grams up to 3.5 kilograms in materials ranging from polypropylenes to engineering-grade polymers such as PEEK, Ultem and Fortron. In-house tooling facilities support the design and manufacture of injection molds. In addition to the medical technology industry, Denroy serves the building and construction, aerospace and defense sectors, among others. It also manufactures the Denman range of hairbrushes and combs—the brand is the market leader in the United Kingdom and the products are exported to more than 60 countries—for sister company Denman International.
Haemoband Plus is manufactured in Denroy's new cleanroom, which was built following a £3 million investment last year.
"As plastic experts, our workload within the medical sector is growing," Rainey told the Irish News. "Hence, our decision to create a purpose-built cleanroom facility to help us expand our operations."