An award winning Swansea manufacturer returns this autumn for the 11th consecutive year.

First published:
28 June 2016
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DTR Medical joins twenty other companies that have already signed up to exhibit on the Welsh Government’s stand at Medica 2016 – the largest contingent to date.

Medica (14-17 November) is the world’s leading medical trade fair that takes place annually in Dusseldorf and is a key date in the calendar for Welsh life science companies to launch and showcase a range of innovative award winning products and services.

Delegates wishing to join the Welsh Government trade mission are urged to apply as soon as possible as the deadline for applications is July 15.

Cabinet Secretary for the Economy Ken Skates said: 

“Medica is one of the top events for life science companies in Wales and certainly delivers results. It is by far the best attended exhibition in the Welsh Government’s overseas trade programme with many companies like DTR Medical signing up year after year.

“The Welsh Government is committed to supporting business growth and events like Medica play a vital role in helping businesses access new markets by trading internationally. This is backed by our extensive export support programme that offers companies a wide range of help and advice.”

In addition to securing sales of around £388,000 at Medica 2015, DTR Medical, also held more than 90 meetings during the event with customers, distributors, suppliers and interested parties.

Managing Director Andrew Davidson said DTR Medical has exhibited at Medica each year since its formation in 2005 and described the combination of exhibition and meeting space provided by the Welsh Government as excellent.

“As a result of the support we have received in the ten years we have been involved, we can see a considerable return in value which contributes to our future plans.”

Haverfordwest based Frio Ltd is exhibiting for the fifth year running and will be promoting its unique range of patented insulin cooling pouches that keeps insulin, anaphylactic shock pens and other temperature sensitive medication cool for days.

Having diversified into the outdoor and leisure market last year their Zipper Cooling Wallet for insulin users was recently awarded overall product of the year at the UK Outdoor Industry Awards 2016.

Managing Director Chris Wolsey said: 

“Our presence at Medica has been a major factor in our business development and has transformed Frio into an international company, exporting to many countries across the globe. The support of the Welsh Government and our business development manager has helped us to break into many new global markets, and  has subsequently secured the future of the company and all its employees.”