Two Bristol-based businesses have collaborated to create innovative medical plastic products that are being used by healthcare professionals worldwide.
Using its brand new state-of-the-art plastic injection moulding factory in Bristol, Phineas have partnered with Limbs & Things, a manufacturer of quality medical training products, to sustainably manufacture a range of medical training models.
From product design to production, Phineas has worked together with Limbs & Things to manufacture the PROMPT Flex Birthing Simulator, a realistic training platform for healthcare professionals to acquire the delicate skills required to perform routine and difficult childbirth scenarios.
Developed locally in collaboration with clinicians at Southmead Hospital, Bristol and the PROMPT Maternity Foundation, the birthing simulator provides hands-on practice for medical professionals in maternity units worldwide. It allows for an ultra-realistic training experience which has enabled healthcare professionals to practice and develop skills that are invaluable for improved patient outcomes.
Dan Wright, Managing Director at Phineas Group commented: “The partnership between Phineas Group and Limbs & Things has enabled the production of models which have been praised for their innovation and the positive impact they have had on medical training for healthcare professionals. We’re proud to be part of such a partnership and hope to be able to contribute to ground-breaking designs in the future.”
Ray Braso, Operations Director at Limbs and Things added: “We pride ourselves on the high quality of the products we create and to work alongside Phineas, another Bristol-based company, to create our new generation of birthing simulators has been great. The success of the PROMPT Flex is testament to the care we put into ensuring our models really can make a difference. By reshoring the production to the UK, we can now receive products within a 2 week lead time as opposed to the 8-10 weeks from China.”