By working more strategically on long term partnerships with companies and linking the NSTC and companies' objectives to meet set goals, together we can promote and protect the interests of patients by maintaining professional standards in surgery and advancing the frontiers of surgical care.

A partnership with the NSTC can help your company to achieve many of its corporate and marketing objectives:

  • Enhance company image through association with the NSTC educational programme's
  • Develop links with surgeons and relevant associations
  • Raise company and brand awareness with a variety of targeted audiences and build customer loyalty

Profile of Industry Partners


DePuySynthes, companies of Johnson & Johnson, one of the world's leading designers, manufacturers, and suppliers of orthopaedicdevices, spine implants, neurological products,fracture fixation devices, soft tissue and sportsmedicine solutions. DePuy encompassesDePuy, DePuy Spine, DePuy Mitek and DePuyCodman.

Ethicon Endo-Surgery, a Johnson & Johnson company

Ethicon Endo-Surgery, a Johnson & Johnson company develops and markets an extensive portfolio of advanced surgical instruments and medical devices for minimally invasive and traditional surgery.  We work with surgeons around the world in developing products and refining products and procedures that make a difference to the surgical patient.  The company's focus is on designing innovative, procedure-enabling medical devices for interventional diagnosis and treatment of various disease and conditions.

Ethicon Endo-Surgery is proud to be a company that truly believes the products it designs and procedures it develops are 'Transforming Patient Care Through Innovation'.

Karl Storz Endoscopy UK

Karl Storz Endoscopy is the market leader worldwide in the manufacture and supply of endoscopic camera systems, rigid endoscopes, instruments and accessories.

Olympus KeyMed Ltd

Olympus KeyMed is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Olympus Corporation of Japan, offering sales and service provision for Olympus' medical products through the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Middle East and Africa. 

Olympus pioneered the introduction of high-definition imaging in clinical applications through an extensive range of flexible and rigid videoscopes and today Olympus' extensive surgical product range includes not only endoscopic camera systems, but also features optical telescopes and therapeutic instrumentation for disciplines including general surgery, urology, gynaecology, arthroscopy and ENT. Through an extensive technical development programme Olympus helps shape the future of minimally invasive surgery.

B. Braun Medical Ltd

B. Braun Medical Ltd is a member of the B.Braun Group, one of the worlds leading health care companies.  We manufacture and distribute on a global basis, employing over 44,000 people in more than 50 countries. 

Our global message - Sharing Expertise - clearly identifies our philosophy of the transfer of knowledge.  In 165 years of develoment, we have acquired a wealth of knowledge that we can share with those who bear the responsibility for health care associated services.

We offer a comprehensive range of products & services that enable our customers to obtain all of their health-care needs from one source.


Stryker Corporation is one of the world's leading medical technology companies with the most broadly-based range of products in orthopaedics and a significant presence in other medical specialties.  Stryker works with respected medical professionals to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives.

The Company's products include implants used in joint replacement, trauma, craniomaxillofacial and spinal surgeries; biologics; surgical, neurologic, ear, nose & throat and interventional pain equipment; endoscopic, surgical navigation, communications and digital imaging systems; as well as patient handling and emergency medical equipment.


ZimmerBiomet is a worldwide leader in joint replacement solutions for knee pain and hip pain, and provides comprehensive spine care solutions for acute and chronic back pain. The company also provides a broad range of trauma, dental implant, and orthopaedic surgical products.

Ethicon Gynecare

More than half of all women will experience some type of gynaecological or urological health problem in their lifetime.  The results are often painful and embarrassing symptoms that can dramatically affect quality of life.  Fortunately, there are innovative solutions to these common, often debilitating, problems.

Ethicon Gynaecare has pioneered minimally invasive, clinically proven women's health solutions.  We lead the field with one of the largest portfolios of products dedicated exclusively to women's health.  Our breakthrough technologies help positiviely change quality of care.  The results for women: better choices, better outcomes, and better quality of life.

Looking for the future, we continue our quest for new and better ways to help doctors care for women.  By listening carefully to all of our customers - consultants, patients and hospitals, we gain a thorough understanding of what doctors and their patients need.  We use those insights to improve exisiting techonolgies and develop new ones.


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