A pioneering therapy developed and manufactured by Armstrong Medical Ltd is attracting increasing international attention.
No fewer than six international speakers and thirty-five delegates representing ten different countries attended the Coleraine company’s recent POINT in Practice conference, sponsored by Invest Northern Ireland (InvestNI).
POINT (Peri-Operative Insufflatory Nasal Therapy) is a respiratory support system that helps to improve patient care before, during, and after an operation. It can reduce surgery times, the risk of post-op complications, and length of hospital stay.
As a therapy it also provides a valuable support for patients undergoing surgery with Obesity or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), both conditions place an increasing strain on healthcare professionals and their budgets around the world.
POINT in Practice was an opportunity to bring twenty-eight Anaesthesia clinical specialists together
explained John Armstrong MBE, Chairman, Armstrong Medical.
The event allowed us to showcase our excellent facilities while updating clinicians on the POINT therapy with real case reports of improved clinical techniques and patient outcomes. With many of the speakers and delegates in Northern Ireland for the first time and a trip to Dunluce Castle and the Giant’s Causeway part of the itinerary, we also got to feature the stunning Causeway coast.
Visitors from Australia, South Africa, Spain, and Sweden, Italy, Finland, and The Netherlands rubbed shoulders with their counterparts from the UK & Ireland.
Currently used in seven Irish hospitals, POINT drew delegates from Dublin’s St James hospital, University College Hospital, Galway, plus representatives from the Belfast Trust, Craigavon Area, Altnagelvin, Antrim Area, and the North West Independent Hospital.
Welcoming the conference, Gráinne McVeigh, Invest NI Director of Life Sciences said:
Armstrong Medical makes a valuable contribution to Northern Ireland’s vibrant Life Sciences industry, employing 127 staff at its manufacturing facility in Coleraine and exporting across the world. We are pleased to sponsor this event that showcases the Life and Health Sciences sector in Northern Ireland.
Armstrong Medical currently exports products to 64 countries worldwide and plans are already in place to host a second international symposium in September.