A British supplier of thermally printable blood bag tags and patient identification bracelets, manufactured in a variety of materials, in adult, children and baby sizes, currently supplying 60% of the UK's National Health Service is seeking commercial agents or distributors with existing routes into healthcare and hospital markets.
This English company already supplies 60% of the UK's National Health Service as well as private hospitals and hospitals overseas with thermally printable patient identification wrist bands and blood bag tags. The products are approved by the National Patient Safety Agency and distributed by the National Health Service Supply Chain. The patent identification bracelets are available in baby, child and adult sizes and come in a variety of materials dependent on whether the wristband needs to last from one week to two months. The baby patient identification wrist band features a very soft foam inner which prevents chafing of delicate skin. This can also be provided in adult sizes for patients with delicate skin. They have self-adhesive or clasp lock versions which cannot be removed without major damage thus preventing the swapping of tags to a different patient or other forms of tampering. RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) bracelets are also available. The blood bag tags are designed to attach to the existing slot at the bottom of the blood bag and have removable labels for attachment to clinical notes to allow complete tracking and audit trail from supply to patient. The products can be thermally printed using commercially available printers and all use the same print area allowing one standard template to be used. Supplied on a roll for ease of use, the products are hypoallergenic and resistant to soap, water, alcohol and most hospital and laboratory chemicals. The company seeks commercial agents or distributors who already have a customer base in healthcare and hospital markets.
Innovations and advantages
The products are approved for use by the National Patient Safety Agency. All labels, tags, wrist bands and bracelets can be printed using standard commercially available thermal printers. All products can be printed without using thermal ribbon as they are produced from heat sensitive materials. All products are provided on a roll for ease of use. All products are hypoallergenic and are resistant to water, soap, alcohol and most hospital chemicals. Various materials are available dependent on required duration of use. The baby identification tags feature a foam inner surface which is very soft and prevents damage to skin. Once adhered, the self-adhesive identification bracelets cannot be removed without major damage thus preventing the possibility of bracelets being swapped. Once fastened, the clasp closing wrist bands cannot be removed without severe damage. All patient identification bracelets have the same print area therefore only one template is required for all products. The blood bag labels fit directly into the slot on the base of the blood bag and feature removable sections for bar codes, labels and notes to allow complete tracking of the blood products from storage to patient.
Current stage of development
The company supplies 60% of UK National Health Service hospitals and private hospitals.
Market application codes
05007001 Disposable products
05007007 Other medical/health related (not elsewhere classified)
Comments, number and date of patent
International patents granted
Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, The former Yugoslav Republic of, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, USA
Area of partner's activity
A commercial agent or distributor with existing routes into the hospital or healthcare market.