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General & Laboratory Equipment

                             General Equipment

Genius Tympanic Thermometer


The Genius Tympanic Thermometer is a fast, accurate and convenient clinical instrument for measuring patient temperatures by using its proprietary Peak Select System technology to determine the body's accurate temperature directly from the tympanic membrane. It is an ear canal thermometer with measurement site equivalence modes including oral, core and rectal equivalent temperatures.

MAC 1600 ECG Analysis System


The MAC 1600 ECG Analysis System is used to record ECG signals from surface ECG electrodes. This device can analyse, record and store electrocardiographic information from adult and paediatric populations. This data can then be computer analysed with various algorithms such as interpretive ECG and signal averaging for presentation to the user.

MAC 2000 ECG Analysis System

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The MAC 2000 ECG Analysis System is used to record ECG signals from surface ECG electrodes. This device can analyse, record and store electrocardiographic information from adult and paediatric populations. This data can then be computer analysed with various algorithms such as interpretive ECG and signal averaging for presentation to the user

Jamar Plus Digital Dynamometer-in General

A picture of the Jaymar Plus Digital Hand Dynamometer.

The Jamar Plus Digital Hand Dynamometer is a piece of medical equipment used to measure grip strength in patients, with an easy-to-read digital display.

Arjohuntleigh Maxi-Move Hoist & Sara Stedy-In General

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The Maxi-Move Hoist is intended for use for patients who sit in a wheelchair to enable transfer while the Sara Stedy is used to quickly and easily transport or transfer the patients from one sitting position to another.

Welch Allyn Spot Vital Signs Monitor

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The Welch Allyn Spot Vital Signs monitor provides vital signs in seconds with hospital-grade technology that’s easy to use and accurate.

Nihon Kohden Vismo Vital Signs Monitor

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The concept of PVM-2701 is "supreme ease of use". The PVM-2701 provides a solution for hospitals that want to improve quality and streamline operation. PVM-2701 combines high accuracy and simple operation to satisfy every caregiver from expert to trainee.

ZOLL Series Portable AED

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The ZOLL Series Portable AED is an automated Defibrillator (AED) is a life saving device to deliver high-quality CPR, it analyses the heart's rhythm and can deliver an electrical shock or defibrillation in sudden cardiac arrest.

Seca 956 Electronic Chair Scales

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The Seca electronic chair scales allow one to weigh patients with an impaired sense of balance, mobility issues they can be positioned directly next to the patient. Wheels include brakes to ensure the scale stays in place when needed, with fold up arm and footrests. Weigh capacity 200kg.

Volumat MC Agilia Connect Infusion Pump

A picture of the Volumat MC Agilia Connect Infusion Pump against a white background.

The Volumat MC Agilia Connect Infusion Pump is used for (IV) delivery of fluids including medications, parental nutrition, blood and blood products in controlled amounts into a patient's body by medical staff.

The pump administers fluids intravenously via an infusion tubing set and is intended for adults and paediatrics.

                      Laboratory Equipment

- 20°C Labcold Freezer

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-20°C Labcold Freezer is designed to store samples at low temperatures with precise temperature control.

- 80°C New Brunswick Freezer

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The - 80°C New Brunswick Freezer is designed to provide precise, ultra-low temperature environments for cold storage of scientific materials for research purposes.

Lab Dancer – vortex

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The Lab Dance - Vortex is an attractively designed test tube shaker designed for mixing small test samples (small containers up to 30mm in diameter, e.g. test tubes, centrifuge tubes, Eppendorf beakers) with a touch function.

Laboratory Roller Mixer

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The Roller Mixers are designed for use in the laboratory to gently roll bottles to provide mixing at a steady even rate. They are ideal mixers to prevent sedimentation of samples.

LEC Laboratory Freezer


The LEC Laboratory Freezer is perfect for short-term sample storage.

Rotina 380 R Centrifuge

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The Rotina 380 R delivers good separation results rapidly and reliably and can be used for thermolabile samples at the required temperature.

Sartorius Laboratory Scales

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Sartorius is a German company and maker of some of the world's finest balances since 1871. The scales excel in speed, accuracy and quality backed by years of experience.

Scotsman Ice Dispenser


The Scotsman Ice Dispenser is a push-button ice dispenser.

DEXA System (bone mineral density & body composition)

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The Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) offers precise, comprehensive body composition analysis including bone, lean and fat tissue distribution, as well as bone mineral density (BMD).

 Stadiometers and Weighing Scales (height & weight)

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Top of the line Stadiometers and Weighing Scales to measure height and weight to a high degree of accuracy.

SphygmoCor (central blood pressure and arterial stiffness measurements)

A picture of the SphygmoCor including the laptop showing readings from the machine.

SphygmoCor® technology is used clinically for central pressure waveform analysis to better inform blood pressure management.

Bodystat Bioelectrical Impedance Monitor (body composition)

A picture of the Bodystat machine on a blue table with the sticky pads ready to be applied to a patient.

The Bodystat Bioelectrical Impedance Monitor measures body composition by sending a low, safe electrical current through the body. The current passes freely through the fluids contained in the muscle tissue, but encounters difficulty / resistance of the fat tissue so the current is termed 'bioelectrical impedance' and is accurately measured by the bodystat machine.

Holtain Skinfold Calipers (skinfold thickness)

A picture of the skinfold calipers sitting on their black, leather slip bag.

The Holtain Skinfold Calipers instrument has been specifically designed for the accurate measurement of subcutaneous tissue.

Specialist Clinical Equipment - Respiratory

Bronchoscopy: Olympus EVIS LUCERA CV 260 SL

A picture of the Bronchoscopy: Olympus against a white brick wall on a concrete floor. The screen is black as the machine is not in use.

The Olympus EVIS LUCERA SPECTRUM video system has set a new standard for endoscopic imaging, offering outstanding image quality.

Ultima CardiO2



The Ultima CardiO2 is a cardiorespiratory system that offers metabolic stress testing, and configuration of both pulmonary function testing (PFT) and gas exchange testing.

- Fast responding oxygen and carbon dioxide sensors acquire data on a discreet breath-by-breath basis, providing continuous analysis and display of data.

- Simplified testing and data interpretation.

- Optional wireless ECG.


The TRACKMASTER Treadmill is intended as a stressing device by providing motion to the patient. This can be tracked and interfaces with a variety of cardiac and pulmonary stress testing systems.

Ergoline Ergoselect

A pitcture of the Ergoline Ergoselect exercise bike against a white bike.

The Ergoline Ergoselect is the quintessential ergometer for exercise ECGs. Free programming of exercise protocols, intuitive operation and universal interfaces (digital, analog, remove start) for connecting to all ECG recorders and PC ECGs on the market.

Devilbiss 646 Nebuliser

A picture of the Nebuliser which is a T-piece style nebuliser against a white background.

The Model 646 nebuliser coverts liquid into aerosol via a high velocity, compressed air stream. Used in conjunction with a compressor, it delivers consistent aerosol particles to the lungs of asthmatic patients. It has a 5cc capacity and an MMAD of 5 microns. The break-resistance

Dosimeter (MB3 Markos Mefar)

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The MB3 provides an accurate, easy-to-use and reliable method for the study, diagnosis and prevention of bronchial asthma.

Lung Clearance Index / N₂ Washout

A picture of the EHALYZER D in front of a white background.

The EXHALYZER D offers various types of spirometry tests from neonatal to adult patients. The modular system is easily upgradeable and fully compliant with the ATS / ERS recommendations for infant / paediatric pulmonary function testing.

Oximeter (Aeon - A310)

The Aeon - A310 offers the performance, comfort and memory you demand from a pulse oximeter.

Spirometer Microlab MK8

A picture of the Spirometer sitting against a white background with a print out of the readings.

The Microlab spirometer is lightweight, portable and easy-to-use as well as having the ability to test both FVC and SVC.

Specialist Clinical Equipment - Cardiac / Vascular

Philips CX50 Ultrasound Platform (vascular [carotid intimal media thickness & flow mediated dilatation] & cardiac imaging)

A picture of the ultrasound platform sitting against a white background with the screen showing a scan in progress.

Multi-modality portable ultrasound platform with additional offline analysis package, Qlab version 9 including: IMT (Intimal Media Thickness Analysis) and flow mediated dilation assessment. CMQ (Cardiac Motion Quantification) tool for the assessment of cardiac strain deformation.

Philips CX50 Ultrasound Platform: Cardiac imaging with online Qlab version 9 including CMQ (Cardiac Motion Quantification tool)

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Echocardiography dedicated ultrasound platform with built in Qlab version 9 analysis package. CMQ (Cardiac Motion Quantification) functionality for assessment of strain deformation.

Specialist Clinical Equipment - Ophthalmology

Standard Imaging

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We have the following equipment available for standard imaging:

  • Canon CX-1 Colour Fundus Camera
  • Topcon TRC - NW8 Non Mydriatic Fundus Camera

Advanced Imaging

An advanced imaging optometry camera sitting patient side facing against a white background.

We have the following equipment available for advanced imaging:

  • 2 x Heidelberg Spectralis HRA & OCT2 / OCTA
  • Oculus Oxymap
  • Optos California Wife-Field Retinal Imaging & Angiography
  • Imagine Eyes RTX1 Adaptive Optics Retinal Camera
  • Zeiss Cirrus OCT/OCTA
  • Topcon TRC 50DX Mydriatic Retinal Camera

Please note that above list is not exhaustive, kindly contact for further information.




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