Export success for TOMCAT

Following a £500,000 investment, Belfast company TOMCAT Clinical Systems has secured a number of major overseas orders for its cardiac information software.

The company, having already sold the system to over 65 hospitals across the UK and Republic of Ireland, has now secured two significant orders from hospitals in Canada. Following its involvement in a recent Invest NI trade mission to the United Arab Emirates, the firm now hopes to enter markets across Europe and the Middle East.

Invest NI contributed around £130,000 to TOMCAT Clinical Systems for research and development support for its innovative software.

The software replaces paper-based records, enabling hospitals to quickly and easily manage all the patient information generated by their heart and lung departments. The latest version can interact with other hospital IT systems and clinical equipment, ensuring both clinical and administrative staff have a full record of a patient’s cardiac history.

Stephen Gunning, managing director of TOMCAT Clinical Systems, said: ‘We are delighted to have secured these orders from Canada. With the help of Invest NI, we now have a system which, due to its increased functionality and flexibility, is not only the market leader in the UK, but is also now clearly internationally competitive.

‘We are currently working to generate further export revenue by setting up partnerships with international agents and following up the leads we generated on our recent trip to the Emirates and Saudi Arabia.’