Thanks to all our visitors and friends who visited the OES MEDICAL booth at MEDICA 2018. We will keep growing together !
Monday November 12th to Thursday November 15th 2018
MEDICA is the largest tradeshow for the Healthcare Industry with approximately 5,000 exhibitors from over 70 countries. More than 130,000 visitors attend from over 100 countries.
OES MEDICAL will be in Hall 16 exhibiting at Booth G20-5 in the UK Pavilion
We look forward to meeting you !
Thank you to all those visitors to our booth in the UK Pavilion, Za’abeel Hall No. 1 – ABHI section.
Visitors were able to see the latest innovations from OES Medical. In particular the CYGNUS multi-mode electronic ventilator including two new ventilation modes : Pressure With Volume Guarantee and Cardiac By-Pass modes. Also on display was the new integrated multi agent gas analysis moduleand the digital EFM module (Electronic Flow Monitor).
During the exhibition OES concluded negotiations and celebrated the signing of a Purchase Order for supply and installation of a large quantity of ASTRA 3i anaesthesia machines to Al Rahman Private Hospital in Iraq via the Exclusive Distributor for OES in the country – SOFUH. Pictured above are the OES management team, SOFUH Managing Director and the Al Rahman Private Hospital Directors formally concluding negotiations.
Ian Gil-Rodriguez – Sales and Marketing Director – comments as follows :
“This was an exceptionally busy exhibition for us. The optimism and financial confidence were considerably higher than previous events which is particularly encouraging. We saw a number of delayed projects from previous years being placed as firm Purchase Orders and new projects being discussed with urgency. We anticipate a busy 2017 from the forecasts and indicators received at the exhibition.”
We would like to thank all the visitors to the UK Pavilion and particularly our booth. The exhibition was a very busy time with many relationships built on from last year and numerous important new contacts made from all around Africa.
We were particularly grateful to Her Excellency Dame Judith Macgregor, British High Commissioner to South Africa who once again visited our booth and spent time discussing our products and the South African Healthcare market generally.
Finally OES was very pleased to be represented by Ian Gil-Rodriguez, Sales and Marketing Director, at a private dinner hosted by Emma Wade-Smith OBE – Trade Commissioner for Southern Africa at UK Trade and Investment – at her official Residency. Included amongst the specially invited guests were The Honorable Dr. Alfred Madigele, Health Minister for Botswana, and several senior representatives from the Health Ministries of Zambia, Malawi and Botswana.
March 2016 – OES Medical is proud to announce the launch of their new EFM (Electronic Flow Monitor) to quickly and easily identify key patient information. This Electronic Flow Monitor is thenext generation of flowmeter data display offered as an option with the complete range of Astra 3 anaesthesia machines.
The EFM (electronic flow monitor) module is a 3.5” TFT colour screen conveniently and prominently located above the traditional flowmeter tube bank module and offers real-time, accurate electronic numeric representation of the various gas flows on the screen.
Technical Director Andrew Atkins comments as follows:
“This is yet another step in the evolution of the Astra 3 anaesthesia machine to meet the needs of our customers globally and offer a value proposition that is fit for purpose going forwards. I am confident this new option will ensure we compete at the highest specification levels with all our European and American competitors and offer the latest technology to the busy Anaesthetist ensuring critical patient data is available in an instantaneous numeric format to compliment the traditional cascade flowmeter tubes. This Electronic Flow Monitor offers more accurate gas data and enhanced precision allowing instantaneous knowledge regarding fresh gas flows to the patient.”
On Wednesday 17th of February 2016, Oliver Kinross held its 3rd Edition of the Africa Healthcare Summit at the Olympia Conference Centre in Kensington, where the leaders in innovation and change in Africa’s healthcare provision were recognised and awarded. The inaugural Africa Healthcare Awards ceremony is currently viewed as the leading industry event to discuss the advancements and achievements in the African healthcare system.
The applicants were judged by a panel of industry experts including Dr Lillian Kocholla, Head of Oncology Unit Services for Ministry of Health Kenya, Dr Gerard Ngendahimana, Secretary General and Chief Executive Officer from Rwanda Healthcare Federation, Nazir Arsb, Managing Director and consultant surgeon for Apollo Medical Centre in Dar Es Salaam, Nadine Pakker, Managing Director for HealtheFoundation and Dr Jacqueline Wasonga Kitulu from Kenya Medical Association.
The judges were looking to honour those driving the improvement of the healthcare industry in Africa and to recompense the individuals and Companies who are at the cutting edge of Africa’s healthcare revolution.
Among the participating organisations who attended the awards were ACFEE, Amref, African Export Import Bank, Kings College Hospital, Medicines for Africa, Architects for Health, Cameroonian Foundation for Aids, Medical Associations of Nigerians, Kola Daisi Foundation, Kenyatta National Hospital, UNICEF, Korle-bu Teaching Hospital, Institute for African Women’s Health, Common Wealth Secretariat, GBC Health, South African Medical Research Council, Muhimbili National Hospital, Association of Zambia Nurses UK, Afri Community Hospital, African Healthcare for eHealth Excellent.
Gradian Health Systems were awarded the highly coveted ‘Technology Company of the Year’ award for their innovative approach marketing the Universal Anaesthetic Machine (UAM) that can successfully deliver general anaesthesia in any hospital even without electricity or compressed / piped oxygen, designed and manufactured in the UK by OES MEDICAL.
Dr Jacqueline Wasonga Kitulu from the Kenya Medical Association stated that the areas of greatest need among the majority of the population in Africa are low resource settings that would greatly transform the quality of healthcare by enabling the use of safe anaesthesia anywhere and the Gradian Health Systems UAM is a great example of this achievement.
We would like to thank all those visitors to our booth in the UK Pavilion, Za’abeel Hall No. 1 – ABHI section.
Once again OES Medical shared a platform with Gradian Health Systems LLC – displaying both the Astra 3i Anaesthesia machine and the UAM (Universal Anaesthesia Machine) together. The joint proposition created high levels of interest with the unique dual proposition fitting well with the demands and requirements of the target EMEA marketplace.
Ian Gil-Rodriguez Sales and Marketing Director comments as follows :
“This was an exceptionally busy exhibition for us. The energy levels and optimism were considerably higher than previous events which is particularly encouraging. The consensus from most markets was for a busy 2016 despite the global macro-economic situation.”
During the exhibition OES MEDICAL attended an UKTI / ABHI Reception at the Emirates Towers hotel. During this event Ian Gil-Rodriguez was introduced to The Right Hon. Alistair Burt MP, Minister of State for Community and Social Care, UK Government, who expressed his support for British businesses such as OES Medical exporting their products globally
OES Medical is pleased to confirm that the Cygnus ventilator is now fully compliant to IEC 60601-1 (Edition 3.1). This joins the Astra 3i anaesthesia machine range in meeting the latest safety standard.
IEC 60601 is a series of technical standards that ensure the safety of medical electrical equipment. IEC 60601-1 (Edition 3.1) deals with the basic safety and essential requirements of medical electrical equipment and serves to ensure that no single electrical, mechanical or functional failure shall pose an unacceptable risk to patients and operators. It is an essential safety standard for any medical device manufacturer and is harmonised under the Medical Devices Directive (MDD) 93 / 42 / EEC.
IEC 60601-1 (Edition 3.1) is a widely accepted standard in the US, Canada, EU, Japan, Brazil Russia and Australia. Since January 2014 many countries have started to enforce the implementation of IEC 60601-1 (Edition 3.1) as a mandatory requirement for medical equipment being imported. To avoid being denied entry into these markets manufacturers should ensure their products comply with Edition 3.1 of this standard now rather than waiting until the 31 December 2017 final deadline. Note – for some new devices (including the OES Cygnus ventilator – as defined in Annex ZZ of the standard) this compliance date is set even earlier – on 1st January 2016.
Managing Director Richard Fiedorowicz comments as follows :
“In line with our company vision and history of innovative design development in the field of anaesthesia I am delighted we have designed and are now manufacturing a ventilator today, in July 2015 that meets future regulatory requirements, well before the January 2016 deadline. We have in effect future-proofed our customers with regards to regulatory issues for the next generation of our products.”
Please contact us for further information regarding compliance with IEC 60601 (Edition 3.1) and to obtain copies of our Declaration of Conformity.
7th June 2015
The Africa Health exhibition was a great success for OES Medical, sharing a platform with Gradian Health Systems LLC for the first time – displaying both the Astra 3i anaesthesia machine and the UAM (Universal Anaesthesia Machine) together. The joint proposition created exceptionally high levels of interest, causing almost continuous visitor interaction and generating a record number of leads for new business opportunities and potential commercial partnerships for both organisations.
Ian Gil-Rodriguez, OES Medical Sales and Marketing Director comments as follows :
“We were genuinely surprised at the level of interest in our UK designed and manufactured anaesthesia machines. There is clearly a demand for these intuitive, well-constructed, sensibly priced units across Africa. We are delighted with the business activity generated by exhibiting here in South Africa.”
The booth was also visited by Mrs. Judith Macgregor CMG LVO – The British High Commissioner to South Africa (pictured below with the OES Medical team), together with a number of senior UKTI officials who all expressed their support for OES Medical as a British manufacturer and exporter as well as their interest in the exciting UK-made anaesthesia machine products on display.
OES Medical Sales and Marketing Director Ian Gil-Rodriguez joined our Exclusive Distributor in Pakistan – BIOS – for the 35th Annual Conference, Pakistan Society of Anaesthesiologists in Karachi, Pakistan – held at the Movenpick Hotel.
The exhibition attached to the Conference was very well attended and there was considerable interest regarding the multi-function Cygnus electronic ventilator and the Astra 3i Anaesthesia machine on display with many in-depth demonstrations to the end-users.
We thank BIOS for their commitment to our products and brand and are confident that business will grow in 2015 as the OES Anaesthesia machines gain even more recognition and popularity in Pakistan following the visit and exhibition.