PRESS RELEASE 

CLEANPATCH LAUNCHES IN AUSTRALIA WITH ENIAX PTY LIMITED AND REGISTERS WITH THERAPEUTIC GOODS ADMINISTRATION

February 8th, 2017 - Surface Medical Inc. (“SMI”) is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Eniax Pty Limited (“Eniax”) to offer CleanPatch® to healthcare markets in Australia. CleanPatch® has been  successfully registered with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia, adding to its medical device registrations with Health Canada, Food & Drug Administration (US) and European Union CE mark.

Eniax, based in Sydney NSW, Australia, was founded in 1986 and is a leading vertically integrated manufacturer and distributor of medical products to multiple healthcare markets. Eniax operates two businesses: Pegasus Healthcare, which is focused on supplying and renting clinically proven products for the prevention and management of pressure ulcers, and Hospital at Home, a distribution company that supplies medical equipment to healthcare facilities and homecare patients. Eniax is the leading supplier of rental equipment and holds multiple contracts with large health care providers.

“Eniax is a well-recognized source of healthcare innovation in Australia and has an extensive knowledge of mattress and stretcher offerings and current unmet clinical needs,” comments Tony Abboud, Vice President of Business Development at SMI. “Following registration with the TGA, we believe that partnership with Eniax will improve access of the CleanPatch product line to all Australian healthcare facilities both through their mattress rental program and their robust sales capabilities.”

“As a medical practitioner with over 30 years experience in pressure injury prevention, I can see that CleanPatch offers a cost effective method of extending the product life of expensive mattresses and cushions without compromising patient safety.  All patient support surfaces in health facilities must be free of contamination risk and the easily applied CleanPatch provides the perfect solution to torn covers” comments Dr. Robert Carter, Medical Director at Eniax. “Eniax will not only be supplying CleanPatch repair kits but hopes to educate the staff of health facilities to look for early signs of damage to their mattress covers.”

About Surface Medical Inc.

Surface Medical Inc. is an Alberta-based medical device company focused on developing products to address an estimated 48 billion US 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 www.surfacemedical.ca

About Eniax Pty Ltd.

Eniax Pty Ltd is an Australian owned company dedicated to supplying the Health Industry with quality products and services. It has grown to become a diversified supplier of durable medical equipment and health services throughout the country. The Pegasus Healthcare division specializes in the supply of pressure relieving devices to public and private health care facilities.  The Hospital at Home division supplies a wide variety of assistive technology to both hospitals and aged care facilities as well as for home care nursing. 

Surface Medical Contact

Tony Abboud

Vice President, Business Development

+1 (403) 589 7642

tony@surfacemedical.ca

 

Eniax Pty Ltd. Contact

Scott Nowland

Chief Executive Officer

+ 02 9601 6909

scottn@pegasushealthcare.com