SA medical devices manufacturer announces US$5.5m distribution partnership in UAE


South Australian medical device company, Numedico Technologies, has inked a distribution partnership with UAE based medical device distributor, PBC Medicals, for their innovative, smart and retractable syringe range, ClickZip.

Established in 2016 in Adelaide, Numedico Technologies is a globally focused safety medical devices manufacturer and distributor proving high quality medical supplies to hospitals, healthcare services, veterinarians, cosmetic organisations and for consumers at home healthcare.

SA’s Minister for Trade and Investment Stephen Patterson said the distribution partnership – supported by the Department for Trade and Investment’s MENA team – would boost the state’s Health and Medical Industries sector, which is expected to grow from $2.3 billion to $5 billion by 2030.

“The distribution partnership between Numedico Technologies and PBC Medicals, showcases South Australia’s remarkable health and medical capabilities to the world,” Minister Patterson continued.

“The sector has a proven track record, capability and ambition to continue its global leadership in the design, development and scaling of distinctive medical technologies and services.

“I encourage other export-ready companies based in South Australia to reach out to the Department for Trade and Investment, which has a number of overseas trade and investment offices based in key markets that can provide on-the-ground support and logistics.”

Numedico Technologies’ Neville Calvert, Chief Executive Officer, said the two-year, US$5.5 million distribution agreement will create an additional six roles for the company by the end of 2021.

“The region respects quality brands and safety for the health community, which is why we believe the ClickZip needle retractable safety syringe will gain strong support,” Mr Calvert continued.

“The efficiency and support from the Department for Trade and Investment has been exceptional. I contacted the team, (Muhammad Tabiin in the Health & Medical Industries team) in South Australia who introduced me to the Dubai office and, within a few weeks, Sidharth Mehta, Regional Director MENA and India, had assessed our requirements and made introductions.

“The outcome is an increased sales and taxation revenue, additional full-time employees based in Adelaide and increased spend on Adelaide-based marketing services to support our brand in the UAE.”

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