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

As a global leader in medical technology, services and solutions, Medtronic improves the health and lives of millions of people each year. We believe our deep clinical, therapeutic and economic expertise can help address the complex challenges — such as rising costs, aging populations and the burden of chronic disease — faced by families and healthcare systems today. But no one can do it alone. That’s why we’re committed to partnering in new ways and developing powerful solutions that deliver better patient outcomes.

Founded in 1949 as a medical repair company, we’re now among the world’s largest medical technology, services and solutions companies, employing more than 85,000 people worldwide, serving physicians, hospitals and patients in nearly 155+ countries. Join us in our commitment to take healthcare Further, Together. Learn more at


Intuitive®, headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., was founded in 1995 to create innovative, robotic-assisted systems that help empower doctors and hospitals to make surgery less invasive than an open approach. Since da Vinci® became one of the first robotic-assisted systems cleared by the FDA for general laparoscopic surgery, it's taken robotic-assisted surgery from concept to reality. Working with doctors and hospitals, we're continuing to develop new, minimally invasive surgical platforms and future diagnostic tools to help solve complex healthcare challenges around the world. Innovating for minimally invasive care. It's the passion that drives us at Intuitive.


As a family-owned and operated business. Erbe have been developing, manufacturing and marketing medical devices for professional use across a wide field of clinical applications for five generations.

BK Medical

The BK name has a proud history and a reputation as an innovator in procedure-driven ultrasound.

Our recently launched bk3000/5000 and the award-winning Flex Focus™ systems have changed expectations for small footprint, extremely manouvreable, premium performance systems. The bk3000 systems used technology developed for gaming, so that image processing in now done using GPU's, instead of the conventional CUP used in the past; this gives improve image quality all depths and quicker frame rates.

The new systems are uniquely suited for many surgical applications, and our groundbreaking Quantum Technology™ takes our premium image quality to a level that meets the clinical needs of surgeons


As the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, Cochlear is dedicated to bringing the gift of sound to people with moderate to profound hearing loss. We have helped over 450,000 people of all ages live full and active lives by reconnecting them with family, friends and community.

We aim to give our recipients the best lifelong hearing experience and access to innovative future technologies. For our professional partners, we offer the industry's largest clinical, research and support networks. That's why more people choose Cochlear than any other hearing implant company.


Sempermed is an internationally operating manufacturer of medical and protective gloves with headquarters in Vienna, Austria. As a segment of the Semperit Group, we possess manufacturing expertise spanning almost two centuries. Our first latex gloves were made in Wimpassing, Austria in 1920. Since then we have focussed on developing and producing innovative gloves that protect users and patients.

Today, we are the only company producing surgical gloves in Europe thanks to our continued R&D efforts, longstanding manufacturing expertise and committed customer service. And in our state of the art manufacturing facilities in Kamunting, Malaysia, we produce a comprehensive range of examination gloves including our innovative Green Glove.

Wright Medical

Wright Medical Group N.V. is a global medical device company focused on Extremities and Biologics. We deliver innovative, value-added solutions improving quality of life for patients worldwide. We are a recognized leader of surgical solutions for the upper extremities (shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand), lower extremities (foot and ankle) and biologics markets, three of the fastest growing segments in orthopaedics


Every day, millions of patients and caregivers rely on Baxter's leading portfolio of critical care, nutrition, renal, hospital and surgical products. For more than 85 years, we've been operating at the critical intersection where innovations that save and sustain lives meet the healthcare providers that make it happen. With products, technologies and therapies available in more than 100 countries, Baxter's employees worldwide are now building upon the company's rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of transformative healthcare innovations

Cook Medical
Boston Scientific

Boston Scientific is dedicated to transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients around the worl.


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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Ethicon Endo-Surgery

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'.


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.

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