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County company boosts sales by over 500 per cent since March

A producer and distributor of infection control products based in Huntley in the Forest of Dean has reported a 533 per cent boost in sales since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

Demand for CorrMed's bespoke, infection resistant medical bags increased significantly from the beginning of the year. In March, the company secured a deal to supply the UK's NHS Nightingale Hospitals with an order of 300 units.

CorrMed produces a bespoke range of medical bags and is also a distributor of AIRsteril, an air sterilisation filter that rids the air of dust, bacteria and viruses. AIRsteril has been shown to kill a wide range of microbes that are more difficult to eradicate than Covid-19.

During the autumn and the government's bigger-than-ever flu vaccination programme, demand is expected to grow for CorrMed's vaccine carry bags, which are designed for maintaining temperatures.

If social distancing continues into the winter months, when the ventilation of buildings becomes more challenging, CorrMed expects to see a surge in demand for air sterilisation products, in order to provide clean fresh air inside with ongoing infection control protection.

Katie Houghton, director at CorrMed, said: "I have over 20 years of experience working with infection prevention and public health teams and so as soon as I heard about the coronavirus, I knew that products that can reliably mitigate the spread of infection would be absolutely key in managing the virus.

"Both AIRsteril and our range of medical bags help medical professionals to do their job more efficiently whilst further protecting their patients.

"The AIRsteril system is also in use across many other industries such as hospitality, conference centres, offices and washrooms in order to allow them to operate safely."

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