An agreement combines Halyard Global Products Division, part of the Owens & Minor family’s sterilisation wrap products, with Belintra’s unique storage and transport logistics flow system to provide a comprehensive solution for fulfilling surgical instrument sterility.

Halyard and Belintra have teamed up to provide sterility management solutions to their customers.

Halyard Global Prioducts Division, part of the Owens & Minor family and Belintra have announced a co-marketing arrangement to offer sterilisation packaging and logistics solutions in EMEA. By combining Halyard’s sterilisation wrap products with Belintra’s innovative storage and transport logistics flow system for wrapped surgical instrument trays, the two companies will provide effective, comprehensive solutions for fulfilling surgical instrument sterility and help to improve hospitals’ clinical efficiency.

“Halyard is continually working to identify opportunities to help our customers address challenges across healthcare delivery, including mitigating risks for healthcare-associated infections and readmissions,” said Alex Hodges, VP Halyard Global Products Strategy. “Our co-marketing arrangement with Belintra will provide our customers with customisable, superior solutions for reducing opportunities for surgical instrument contamination, helping to ensure that sterility is maintained post-sterilisation through handling and transport to the operating room.”

Halyard’s high-performance Smart-Fold and Quick-Check sterilisation wraps provide protection against contamination of surgical instruments. In a scientific study published in the American Journal of Infection Control, sterilisation wrap was shown to maintain 100% sterility post-sterilisation compared to rigid containers, of which 87% were positive for bacterial contamination post-sterilisation.

With this co-marketing arrangement, Halyard customers will be able to purchase transport solutions through Belintra, including Belintra’s Sterisystem, which improves efficiencies with:

  • The UBeFlex storage system, which saves space, avoids stacking and improves the organisation of sterile departments
  • Perfo-Safe baskets and shelves that reduce touchpoints for sterilised packages
  • Dry-Base instrument trays that reduce wet packs.

“While demands on central service departments are ever evolving, patient safety remains hospitals’ number one priority,” said Kris Liesmons, CEO, Belintra. “We are pleased to have a promotion arrangement with Halyard to harness our collective capabilities to provide access to a one-of-a-kind solution that allows hospitals to benefit from the flexibility, cost and effectiveness of sterilisation wrap with a more efficient means for storage and transportation of wrapped instrument trays post- sterilisation.”

The Sterisystem will be promoted alongside Halyard’s full portfolio of sterilisation wraps, representing a complete product portfolio for safeguarding instrument sterility, coupled with Halyard’s service and support.