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French manufacturer of orthopaedic products seeks distributors for an innovative orthosis for ankle sprains


A French company specializing in manufacturing and distribution of high quality orthopedic products wishes to develop its activity. The company has developed and clinically tested a new generation of orthosis for ankle sprains. Clinical tests show return to walking normally two days earlier compared to existing products on the market. The company is looking for distributors of orthopaedic products in Belgium, Netherlands, UK, Scandinavia and Germany with distribution agreements.

Partner sought

The company is looking for distributors and importers in the medical and orthopaedics sectors in West European countries (UK, Germany, Netherlands) to distribute an innovative orthosis for ankle sprains with international patent, on a distribution services agreement (based on exclusive distribution relationship). The distributor should have sales experience and knowledge about orthopaedics instruments and medical devices for hospitals, application centres and/or end-users.


The French company belongs to an international group based in Italy with a 100-year experience in the orthopaedic area. The company manufactures and distributes innovative and custom-made solutions for phlebitis, lymphatic, orthopaedic and sports-related conditions. They offer a complete range of products for many parts of the body (neck, knee, ankles, feet among others). Three core activities are proposed : - Phlebology and lymphology : stockings, socks and tights for veinous compression. - Rheumatology and traumatology : lumbar belt, knee pad and post-op knee braces. - Sports: socks, compression arm sleeve and thigh supports. Nowadays the company wants to expand commercial partnerships for its ankle brace. This orthosis stabilizes the ankle after moderate or severe ankle sprain. Several advantages have been emphasized such as : - the limitation of varus and valgus movements - a free dorsiflexion for a better rehabilitation after a trauma - an open malleolus area for icing - the limitation of the plantar flexion The French company offers several services to distributors such as the marketing and merchandising tools and support (pictures, commercial presentations in the local languages, display units, training of the marketing teams in the countries of the distributors). The company works with wholesalers, pharmacies' distributors and orthopaedic shops all over the world. The company is looking for distributors of orthopaedic products in Belgium, Netherlands, UK, Scandinavia and Germany for a distribution agreement.

Advantages and innovations

The company's expertise and know-how present the following benefits : - A well-known brand - Access to end-users which facilitates the validation of innovative products before market launch - Promising market with tremendous volumes - Guaranteed and certified quality for compression stocking : FDA(USA), ISO 9001 (FRA), SFDA ( China), RAl (Germany) The product is available in three sizes for better stabilisation. Benefits of the product are scientifically proven : - improvement of the delay in the resumption of walking : 2.2 days using this orthosis vs 4.2 days using a common doubleshelled orthosis. - Improvement of the ankle sprain evolution : improvement by 37% according to clinicians : reduction of edema, bruises and pain. 93% of ankle sprains are improving with this orthosis. - Compliance : improvement of the patient compliance up to 36% when using this orthosis.

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