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Elliquence Europe partners with Hugo Technology


25 September, 2013  
UK-based Hugo Technology has been appointed by US-based Elliquence to service a highly specialised radio-frequency product to perform minimally invasive surgery. 
Hugo Technology, the leading medical technology repair and service specialist has been asked to take on responsibility for repair and maintenance of the Surgi-Max® Plus – a device that emits high frequency/low temperature radio waves used during open, endoscopic and laparoscopic procedures. The cell-specific tissue effect affords unparalleled surgical precision, versatility and safety while minimising tissue trauma.
Elliquence – a medical manufacturer and distributor of healthcare machines, delivering innovative devices in the fields of neurosurgery, endoscopic spine, orthopaedic and pain management – has signed an initial one-year contract with Hugo.
The machine will be transported and serviced at Hugo’s new £700,000 facility, designed specifically to match the needs of Hugo’s growing client base of leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
The Surgi-Max® Plus machine performs traditional scalpel, scissor, electrosurgical tasks and specialised bi-polar assisted procedures.
“Progress in the medtech field is phenomenal and competition is strong. What makes an OEM stand out amongst its competitors is its commitment to a machine’s lifecycle and how well it is maintained,” says Andrew Parton, joint managing director at Hugo Technology.
“Our role is to ensure that it is always able to perform at peak efficiency to meet stringent international standards and safeguard Elliquence’s reputation as a leading medtech manufacturer.
“This contract illustrates how Hugo is increasingly serving US healthcare providers and Elliquence is a testament to Hugo’s growing influence in both the UK and further afield to provide versatile solutions to outsourcing needs,” adds Andrew.
Alan Ellman, CEO at Elliquence, adds: “Hugo is best-placed to support Surgi-Max® Plus because of its knowledge, professionalism and specialist expertise in ISO 13485 and servicing medical equipment.
“Our equipment is unique in that it enables surgeons to perform delicate precise surgeries on involved tissue while not damaging adjacent cells and tissues. Having the machine working at 100% of its efficiency is important in achieving the clinical results demanded by surgeons using the product. We know that Hugo shares our values in providing a world class service through delivering reliable equipment.
Accredited to ISO 13485 medical device quality management standard and ISO 9001:2008, Hugo’s workshop and field engineer teams provide support to some of the world’s largest OEMs including: Philips, Nipro, Moog, Nutricia, Therapy Equipment, Cosmed, Nikkiso, Intel-GE and Teleflex.