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Lisburn medical firm Cirdan secures £1m Australia contract

Lisburn medical devices company Cirdan has won a major contract in Australia estimated to be worth nearly £1 million. Pictured is Dave Crockett from Cirdan with Alastair Hamilton, Invest NI (centre) and representatives from Northern Health.
Gareth McKeown

A LISBURN medical technology firm has landed a lucrative contract in Australia worth almost £1 million.

Cirdan, which develops innovative software and hardware products that help to enhance and speed up the diagnostic process, has secured a new deal with Northern Health in Melbourne. The contract is for the provision and installation of a Laboratory Information System (LIS) - a software system that records, manages and tracks critical patient data for clinical laboratories.

Cirdan, whose UK and Ireland base is in Lisburn, also has offices in Australia and Canada, with ambitious plans for further international growth.

Announcing the deal, while on an Invest NI trade visit to Australia this week, chief executive Alastair Hamilton praised the "ambitious" local business.

"Cirdan is clearly reaping the benefits of its continued investment in innovation which has strengthened its competitive edge and has resulted in it becoming a significant player in the healthcare industry across a range of international markets. This new deal will allow the company to further strengthen its position within this sector in the Australian market."

Head of global sales at Cirdan, Dave Crockett said the latest deal is the culmination of months of hard work.

"We realise that lasting relationships are developed through face to face contact and that is why we place such importance in having a local presence. Having an office in Australia works well for us and our customers."

“The support of Invest NI through R & D, trade support and job creation has helped our business to compete and succeed not only in Northern Ireland but on the global stage. We are confident we can maintain and develop our brand in Europe and across Asia-Pacific and look forward to continuing to build on the strong partnership we have with Northern Health," he added.

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