Made-to-measure surgical instruments on show at Medica

17 November 2009

Sheffield-based Platts & Nisbett, who offer surgeons a ‘made to measure’ service for their hand-crafted surgical instruments, is looking to roll out their high quality products in hospitals around the world.

The company has already established a reputation across the UK for the high quality design, craftsmanship and performance of their surgical range and are now looking to expand their bespoke service to surgeons globally.

All their products are manufactured in-house, which means they are able to accommodate unusual requests and produce bespoke instruments if clinicians prefer something different — a flexibility which allows the company to meet the increasing demands of the modern operating theatre environment.

Founded in 1977, Platts & Nisbett is an independent family company owned by the Nisbett family, who only use the finest materials to make their surgical instruments.

This ethos has ensured their reputation for manufacturing high quality surgical instruments and has also gained them the prestigious ‘Made In Sheffield’ credentials. The company has achieved ISO 13485 for their management system, which ensures a consistent high quality product.

Their team of over 20 highly skilled engineers are all apprentice-trained and the company has just taken on two more apprentices within the last year to ensure they are developing the next generation of surgical instrument makers.

Taking these cutting-edge solutions to a worldwide audience, Platts & Nisbett will be showcasing their instrument range, which includes clamps, retractors and orthopaedic ranges, at Medica 2009 — the largest medical exhibition in the world.

They will also use the event to source new international partners and speak to clinicians about developing new and innovative products for the future.

Alyson Nisbett, Director of Platts & Nisbett, said: “We believe the quality of our instruments speaks for itself, which is why we are investing heavily to raise our profile around the world.”

“When surgeons prefer something unique, we can help and regularly produce innovative cutting-edge solutions from ideas that have been scribbled on a piece of paper by a consultant. This is our area of expertise and we are looking forward to working with hospitals around the world.”


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