Eakin Surgical – a manufacturer of single-use surgical instruments based in Cardiff, South Wales – has announced that it is scaling up its contract manufacturing services, helping medical device OEMs reduce costs, meet rising demand for sterile packaging and weather supply shortages.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a surge in demand for sterile packaging solutions and single-use medical equipment as healthcare facilities seek to curb the spread of infections.
After a number of years successfully delivering ethylene oxide (EtO) sterilisation services and sterile packing services from its UK-based clean rooms, Eakin Surgical is now expanding its business in the medical device contract manufacturing segment to offer more value-added services to its customers from its base in Cardiff.
The new service will benefit OEMs, offering all facets of medical device manufacturing from plastics injection moulding to assembly and packaging in an ISO Class 8 cleanroom, and EtO sterilisation. The company will also offer huge experience in sourcing hard-to-find parts and components for complex medical devices. Helping businesses to realise cost efficiencies and optimise their supply chain in light of rising demand and logistics disruptions.
Matthew Krolak, Business Development Manager at Eakin Surgical, said: “Having serviced the industry for over 20 years, the creation of a new contract manufacturing service is an exciting development that allows us to offer our knowledge and expertise to support the recovery of elective care and meet rising demand for sterile packing and single-use instruments worldwide, offering businesses access to high-quality, cost-effective and reliable solutions.”
Eakin Surgical is a well-respected manufacturer of sterile single-use surgical instruments, supplying various NHS Trusts and Health Boards. The company is part of the wider Eakin Healthcare Group. The north Cardiff manufacturing site in south-east Wales includes several state-of-the art ETO sterilisation chambers, which are used for the company's own products as well as for third-party customers. Since the end of 2021, Eakin Surgical has almost doubled its third-party EtO business.