Meet Our Members Series - Haemoband Surgical Ltd
Company Name Haemoband Surgical Ltd
Contact Person Michael McMullan
Industry Sector Medical Devices (Manufacturer)
Tell us in two sentences about your company’s products or services
Haemoband Surgical design and manufacture single use, disposable instruments (medical devices) used for the examination, diagnosis and the treatment of colorectal & proctology conditions. Our primary device is the Haemoband-PLUS device, the first multi-action, pre-loaded ligator for the treatment of haemorrhoids.
What and where are the biggest plastics issues in your value chain?
The devices are made from various polymer plastics and are of a disposable nature. The devices are critical in eliminating patient cross-contamination while also minimising the need for repeat sterilisation of devices, which requires very high energy consumption.
Why did you decide to join RPM Program?
Sustainability is an integral part of our company’s values. Over the past two years we have been investigating ways in which we could innovate and improve our plastics management. We found that within the medical device sector there is little or no clear direction from the European Union or FDA in the USA, for disposable medical devices. We realised that we would have to do it for ourselves ,while still adhering to both sets of rigid regulations on either side of the Atlantic. The RPM program was the most natural place to begin our journey.