Medical firm Intelesens invests £250k for upgrade in Belfast
A medical devices company in Belfast has announced a £250,0000 investment in new technology.
Intelesens, which is part of Renew Health, has launched the new electrode manufacturing suite at its development and manufacturing facility in Belfast. It also has premises in Athlone.
The business was founded in 2001 and manufactures defibrillation electrodes for use in automated external defibrillators (AED).
It has also developed wearable devices for monitoring vital signs, which can be worn in hospital and at home.
The company said that it will now be able to grow its electrode business to meet expansion plans by its clients.
It has said that it plans to increase output by 30% by the end of the year.
Managing director Declan Cassells - who also heads up Renew Health - said: "The upgrading and expansion of our facility is a result of the growing demand of our quality electrode products for our clients and allows us the opportunity to grow and expand on our success to date."
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Intelesens, which has a number of multinationals among its clients, also manufactures bespoke electrodes for the healthcare market.
Intelesens was co-founded by Professor John Anderson, who developed the world's first portable defibrillator.
He joined medical engineers Professor Jim McLaughlin and Professor Eric McAdams to set up Sensor Technologies and Devices in 2001. It later became Intelesens.
The business was then acquired by Renew Health, based in Athlone, in 2017.