Olberon Ltd, a medical device innovation company based in Nottingham, working with its
commercial partner ASep Healthcare Limited, has negotiated exclusive distribution rights in
the UK and Ireland with Independence Products Ltd of Nottingham to win the first UK orders
for its Vacuderm™ and Vacuderm for Kids™ tourniquet products.
Commenting on the appointments, Dr Arash Bakhtyari, CEO of Olberon Ltd said “We are
delighted to work with ASep and Independence products. ASep’s knowledge and experience
of the tourniquet market and access into the NHS Supply Chain was a significant factor in our
decision to appoint them as part of the Olberon’s global distribution network. Independence
Products have an outstanding reputation for selling medical devices successfully into
hospitals and clinics in the UK with a formidable sales team. We look forward to working
alongside both companies in the future and hopefully developing the partnerships.”
The Vacuderm™, is a single-use tourniquet for difficult to reach veins with a unique suction
and pump mechanism to aid further filling of the veins. It has been designed to aid
intravenous needle insertion for cannulation, drug delivery and blood collection. A version
for children has recently being developed to distract each child at cannulation and to
encourage them to ‘assist’ the procedure by pumping the dome.
Peter Stockley, Managing Director at Independence Products Ltd replied on behalf of his
company, “We are delighted to be working alongside Olberon Limited to bring the
Vacuderm TM Smart Tourniquet to market within the UK. Failed cannulation attempts are a
significant clinical and financial burden to the NHS and are traumatic for both the patient and
the practitioner. Each failed attempt increases the risk of infection. We believe the
Vacuderm TM Smart Tourniquet will complement existing practices and will significantly
improve the cannulation experience for both patient and practitioner.”
Charles Giblin, Sales Director at ASep Healthcare Ltd added “We love this product and rate
it very highly for both nurses and doctors for cannulation of patients with difficult to access
veins. It should be an essential component in hospitals and clinics to improve the success rate of first attempt venous access, keeping anxiety and stress to a minimum for both patients and clinicians, and reducing wastage, cost and time for the hospitals.”
Olberon Ltd was set up in 2005 in the UK and has accomplished a strong portfolio of in-
house patented medical innovations, two medical devices that are market ready from concept
to commercialisation, as well as offering consultancy services to both the NHS and the wider
medical device market.
Independence Products Ltd is an established UK supplier of medical devices designed to
improve the quality of life of patients with chronic medical conditions. Independence
Products was established in 2006 by Peter Stockley and Andrew Leese who each have over
30 years’ experience in the medical device industry.
ASep Healthcare Ltd’s goal is to make blood collection simpler, intuitive and stress-free for
caregivers and patients. This led to the development of the award-winning, single-use
tournistrip ® , the only single use tourniquet clinically evaluated by ANTT to promote a safe
aseptic technique and reduce the risk of cross infection.