GMPD collaborates with healthcare professionals from medical teams to develop innovative, simple and easy-to-use solutions. We use patient-focused knowledge to design our upcoming projects and improve existing products.
Collaborating with professionals and patients is essential to this process. We combine our expertise with the ideas of others. Together with our clients, we design and deliver simple, yet novel, solutions which help to improve people’s quality of life.
We manufacture our kits at several production sites on an ongoing basis and we are quick to respond to any enquiries from clients.
Our products are easy to understand and have helped clients all around the world. The kits are always patented, CE marked, and medically approved.
Why GP Medical Devices
GP Medical Devices is a small, agile company. We have many contacts with collaborators, partners, and more.
These contacts allow us to react to changes in the industry more quickly. This also allows GPMD to allocate the resources to adapt to these changes quickly.
GPMD’s team is knowledgeable but humble. If we do not have the answers that you need, we will find them for you. Our team has contacts that can help us find what you need.
Our company may be small, but we are mighty.
There are many benefits to being a small business in this industry:
- GPMD can focus on clients’ needs better than larger organisations with more clients.
- GPMD can interact with clients more often.
- GPMD works harder to keep up with present innovation in the industry.
- GPMD is closer to our partners.
As the GP Medical Devices team learns more, we build our product development knowledge. And our team learns as we go.
Plus, GPMD’s team is highly knowledgeable about sales and production. So, we have an in-depth knowledge of the process.
GPMD’s Medical Devices
GP Medical Devices supplies two main products: the EasySampler and the EasyDrainer. GPMD is mainly known for its disposable stool and urine collector which is the EasySampler.
Let us present you with more details of GPMD’s medical devices.
Stool may contain valuable information for identifying issues in the gastrointestinal system. Some patients may need to collect stool samples for examination.
To many patients, collecting a stool sample can be an awkward experience. Patients are often provided with only a sample bag and do not receive instructions from their doctor on how to collect the sample.
We worked with various medical experts to develop a complete solution for this – often embarrassing – situation.
In 2008, Christian Erfurt-Hansen and Morten Sønderholm approached us with an idea for a stool collector. The problem faced by these young entrepreneurs was that the only thing they had to work with for their prototype was the local newspaper, Jyllands-Posten.
The first thing our company did was to buy a commode and install it in the office. Then, we began cutting and pasting and testing, and the EasySampler was born.
The EasySampler is a series of medical devices that includes three disposable products (the EU and US versions and the Urine and watery stool collector). It allows users to collect stool and urine samples.
These products are handmade and made from special paper. All the user has to do is position the product on the toilet seat to properly collect the specimen. Then, the user uses the toilet as he/she normally would.
Special coating on one side of the paper ensures that it can stay in place for 6-8 minutes after contact with stool/urine. This means that the user can follow the user-friendly guide and collect the sample at his or her leisure.
Flushing the easily soluble paper down the toilet is a quick and easy process. The paper begins to dissolve a mere 60 seconds after it touches the water.
The special paper used to create the EasySampler has passed flushing and biodegradability tests that certify the reliability of all the models in the EasySampler series.
The EasySampler kits are medically approved and CE marked under In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Device Regulation 2017/743, class A.
It turned out that the EU model of the EasySampler was not appropriate for American preferences. After completing some research, we found out what the problem was. A redesigned US version was created. This was particularly suited for toilets with high water levels.
In 2010, one of the world’s leading researchers within intestinal diseases, Arne Røseth, visited one of the USA’s leading suppliers of laboratory products. Here, he presented our product – the EasySampler. The American company was thrilled with the new model. Today, it is one of our biggest customers.
The American version of the EasySampler is registered with the FDA.
The EasyDrainer is a medical device for those with ileostomies. It is a disposable sleeve that can help users empty their ostomy bags.
Just like the EasySampler, the EasyDrainer is easy to use.
The sleeve prevents splashing as the user drains the ostomy bag. The sleeve also protects the user’s clothes from splatter.
To use this product, the user just has to put the top opening around the ostomy bag and let the bottom of the sleeve hang in the toilet. The user can then empty the bag into the sleeve. The bag contents will pour into the sleeve and from there into the toilet.
This sleeve is also flushable. So, the user can easily dispose of the sleeve when they are done emptying their ostomy bag.
One of the best features of the EasyDrainer is that it reduces the noise of emptying the ostomy bag. Patients who suffer from ileostomies must empty their ostomy bag five to seven times a day. Often, this means that they must empty their bags outside of their home.
Fortunately, the user can take the EasyDrainer with them. It is small and can be hidden in a pocket or a bag. No-one will know that the user is carrying it.
And, since it is flushable, there is no waste. So, there is no sign that you were even there.
EasyDrainer is medically approved and CE-marked under Medical Devices Directive 93/42 EEC class 1.
This product is highly recommended for stoma patients.
Although our clients are mainly medical professionals, the end-users are the patients. At GP Medical Devices, we make certain that our clients have products that are simple to use.
By providing the patients with detailed, step-by-step kit instructions, healthcare professionals can save time on explaining procedures to the patients. This method also increases the percentage of accurately collected samples for analysis at the laboratories.
Since 2014, we have supplied these kits to the Departments of Routine Screenings in Denmark. These departments then dispatch kits to conduct intestinal cancer screenings. Since 2018, Danish residents of between 50 and 74 years of age receive the offer of be supplied with colon cancer screening kits every second year.
We base our kits on the knowledge and expertise of the medical professionals we work with – and combine it with our own experience within the field of materials and production setup. We strive to bring our clients nothing but excellence.
We like to implement the use of customised special solutions.
It could be anything – from customised instructions to customising a specific kit and developing brand-new products to suit the needs of our clients. No task is too small nor too large.
GP Medical Devices Project Management
No-one can be an expert at everything, but we team up with people who are experts within their own fields of expertise and build on their knowledge to develop the best solutions. A client’s concept for a medical device is always valued. We would be happy to take on the role of project manager for new ideas which a client would like to develop.
Collaborating with our clients ensures that we gather important knowledge. This knowledge will lead us to develop products that are accessible and innovative.
GP medical devices will turn the client’s idea into a final solution ready for the market. We can assist you in a variety of ways, such as customising a kit or helping you find a specific solution to a problem.
Let us Work Together
GP Medical Devices is a company that prioritises its clients. We are a small and active company which focuses on close and long-lasting collaboration with our clients.
Our company’s small size makes us very agile and quick to respond – and our extensive professional network ensures that we have access to various production facilities and specialised knowledge.
Feel free to get in touch with us. Let us know how we can help you with your next concept for a medical device. When it comes to developing easy-to-use and intuitive medical devices, collaboration is fundamental. If you would like to talk about a device concept or request a custom solution, contact us to arrange a meeting. At GP Medical Devices, we look forward to developing the optimum solution for your needs!