Dun & Bradstreet AA credit rating 

Dripmate A/S has received an AA credit rating from Dun & Bradstreet Denmark.

CTO, Marie Louise Rasmussen, comments: “I am proud that we, at this early stage, where we have just completed an extensive development phase, have achieved an AA credit rating even before our initial accounts, after our transition to sales and production, have been presented.”

ISO 13485 approval

Today, Dripmate A/S has received its ISO 13485 certificate.

CEO, comments: “I am very pleased that Bureau Veritas certifies that the Management System of Dripmate A/S has been audited and found to be in accordance with the requirements of the management system standard ISO 13485.”

Distribution agreement with Macopharma

In August 2017 – after concluding a distribution agreement with the French company Macopharma – Dripmate shipped its first part-delivery, which is now on the French market.

The distribution agreement grants Macopharma exclusivity to distribute Dripmate products in France, Great Britain, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg and Austria.

CEO Morten Mernøe comments:
“Prior to our first delivery, Macopharma representatives visited us and our subcontractors and they were very pleased with the quality of our setup and the product itself. Dripmate targets the application range between the usual IV treatment and the very expensive pump treatment which so far have been the only two options. Macopharma supplies products to more than 3,000 hospitals, several of which have more than 1,000 beds. By comparison, in Denmark there are approx. 60 hospitals”.

The first order, which will be delivered continuously over 1-2 months, has a value of DKK 3.6 million.

Macopharma is a distributor company with more than 2,500 employees and a turnover of more than EUR 186 million in 2016.

Recruitment of Chief Technical Officer

Marie-Louise Rasmussen has been appointed Chief Technical Officer (CTO) at Dripmate A/S.

Marie-Louise is responsible for research and development and, together with the CEO of the company, assumes responsibility for the production and purchasing, including responsibility for product release. She will also be the QA/RA management representative.

Marie-Louise has a background as a Master of Science (MSc) from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).

CEO comments:

“I am pleased that we have been able to attract Marie-Louise as our CTO. The appointment was made based on a personal reference highlighting the personal and very strong professional skills that Marie-Louise possesses. From the very first day she has shown her abilities and dedication to the company and our product. I am sure that Marie-Louise will be a big asset for the company. “

Manufacturing agreement

Dripmate A/S has entered into an agreement with Tronex A/S for the control of all components, the assembly of Dripmate’s product and the shipment of the final products directly to Dripmate’s customers.

As part of this collaboration, Dripmate A/S will educate the Tronex employees to handle the Dripmate product, as only authorized employees are allowed to handle Dripmate’s products at each production stage. Dripmate undertakes the teaching and the approval of the individual employees.

Before the final delivery to Dripmate’s customers, Dripmate’s internal and external representative of QA/RA must review and compile the Certificate of Conformance (CofC) for each batch and, upon approval, make release for sale, as Dripmate’s product is defined as a Medical Device, classified as “IIa”.

Registration at the Danish Medicines Agency

Dripmate A/S is registered at the Danish Medicines Agency as a medical device manufacturer under LMST Ref.no 2017053175.

Change in the composition of the Board

At the company’s Annual General Meeting on the 25th of May 2017, the composition of the Board was changed, as Bjarne Winther resigned as a result of Chr. Nielsen’s disposal of its shares in the company. New Board members elected; Karsten Lollike and Bo Eklund were elected. Arne Kaae and Henrik Oehlenschlæger were re-elected.

Subsequently the Board elected Arne Kaae as Chairman. Arne Kaae has been Chairman of the board since the foundation of the company in 2007.