CleanPatch launches in South Africa


Surface Medical Inc. (“SMI”) announced today that it has launched its CleanPatch® product line into the South African market in partnership with The Medihosp Group (“Medihosp”).

SMI is pleased to announce that CleanPatch, the world’s first patented medical repair technology for damaged mattresses and stretchers, has launched in South Africa. This follows successful launch and commercialization in Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Australia / New Zealand and further positions the first-in-class product line in another important and growing healthcare market.

“SMI, in collaboration with its current Distributor partners, has come to realize that patient safety risks from damaged mattresses are a global problem,” comments Tony Abboud, Vice President of Business Development at Surface Medical. “We are excited to enter a new healthcare market with leading Distributor Medihosp to provide CleanPatch to both the private and public sector in South Africa. We believe that Medihosp is an ideal partner for our product line given their strong focus on innovative products and their extensive experience with hospital bed surfaces.”

“In our experience, South African healthcare facilities are looking for a cost-effective and validated approach to repair the widespread damage on their mattress surfaces,” comments Neil McMillan, Founder of Medihosp. “We have also observed the high occurrence of damage in our own mattress rental fleet and, after testing CleanPatch in our facility, are confident that this is an ideal solution to this problem and will resonate with healthcare facilities across the country.”

About Surface Medical Inc.

Surface Medical Inc. is an Alberta-based medical device company focused on developing products to address an estimated 48 billion dollar problem that results in 100,000 deaths in North America each year: healthcare-associated infections. Founded in 2010, SMI is dedicated to creating innovative products that reduce the transfer of infection and facilitate the safe administration of healthcare for the benefit of practitioners and patients alike. For more information about Surface Medical, please visit

About The Medihosp Group

The Medihosp Group was founded by Neil and Catherine McMillan in 2003; it is a leading supplier of technologically advanced medical products and services throughout South Africa. The Medihosp Group consists of Medihosp, a supplier of medical furniture and equipment to private and state hospitals; Phodzo Medical, a supplier of hospital furniture and the training of nursing staff; and PAC, a rental division that supplies equipment and pressure relieving systems. The Medihosp Group works with many leading healthcare suppliers, including Apex Products, Linet, Marsden and Nitrocare. For more information about Medihosp, please visit