Surface Medical Inc. (“SMI”) announced today that it successfully obtained a CE Mark in Europe, and launches in the United Kingdom (UK) with leading distributor Henleys Medical Supplies.
SMI is pleased to announce that CleanPatch, the first medical surface repair product for damaged mattresses and stretchers, has successfully obtained its CE mark – a mandatory conformity marking for certain products sold within the European Union. CE marking signifies that CleanPatch conforms with all European directives that apply to the product line, and allows SMI to pursue commercialization and distribution opportunities within the European market.
Upon completing the regulatory requirements for CleanPatch, SMI is also pleased to announce an agreement with leading distributor Henleys Medical Supplies Ltd (“Henleys”) for distribution in the UK healthcare market. Henleys is a family business founded in 1948, and committed to providing quality products to its healthcare customers, with a keen focus on new ideas and concepts like CleanPatch. Initial discussions with healthcare facilities in UK suggest that CleanPatch would be a welcomed solution to the widespread problem of damaged mattresses and stretchers and corresponding infection control risks.
“Upon meeting SMI at MEDICA in late 2013, we were impressed with the scientific rigor and clinically testing completed on CleanPatch to date” comments Michael Horsey, Business Development at Henleys “We are excited to launch this product in the UK market, and provide our customers with a cost-effective and clinically validated solution to this problem”.
“The NHS has long published on the importance of maintaining surface integrity of mattresses to prevent infections, and the need to institute proper auditing and maintenance tools” comments Brenda Marks, Senior Product Manager at Surface Medical. “Upon completion of our CE mark for CleanPatch, we are looking forward to working with Henleys and exploring other partnership opportunities across Europe”.
About Henley Medical Supplies Ltd
Henleys Medical Supplies Ltd was founded in 1948 and is committed to providing both quality products and a quality service to our customers. This commitment is reinforced by our company-wide ISO9001 / ISO13485 approval, the international standard for quality management systems, and ISO14001 covering our Environmental management system. Henleys experienced Sales Team covers the whole of the United Kingdom and is responsible for promoting and supporting an extensive catalogue of technical and non-technical products covering various healthcare disciplines. More information can be found at our website, www.henleysmed.com