ASep Healthcare’s first product, tournistrip was invented by Ryan Kerstein and Christian Fellowes, both doctors, in response to the unmet clinical need for a single use tourniquet to actively reduce risk of contamination. Ryan and Christian worked with Imperial Innovations LLP to provide early stage investment that led to the formation of ASep Healthcare Limited in 2008. ASep benefitted by follow-on funding from the North West Fund for Biomedical which has allowed ASep to grow its product offering and management team.
ASep Healthcare has significantly expanded its tourniquet product range to provide quality products in all segments, from single use to single patient use in adults and paediatric areas. ASep’s goal is to make blood collection simpler, intuitive and stress-free for caregivers and patients. This led to the design of innovative dispensing systems to protect the integrity of the tourniquets, and allow simple, one-handed operation for successful blood draws.
Ryan graduated Imperial College London Medical School in 2006 and went on to become a Plastic Surgery Specialist Registrar in Oxford.
Ryan has developed his involvement in Medical Innovation by continuing as a Board member of ASep Healthcare, and is the National Lead for Innovation for the British Association of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgeons (BAPRAS). More recently Ryan was awarded a post as an NHS Clinician Entrepreneur Fellow, championing grassroots clinical innovation.
Christian graduated Imperial College London Medical School in 2006, also earning a BSc in cardiovascular sciences. Christian started his career as a doctor in major London teaching hospitals such as Hammersmith Hospital and St Mary’s Hospital before moving into the commercial world with KPMG Corporate Finance and Transaction Services where he qualified as a chartered accountant.
Christian is currently an Associate at GHO Capital in London, where he brings a combination of medical, transaction and entrepreneurial experience, and is focused on investment opportunities within the pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics sub-sectors.
Alan has spent over 40 years in the healthcare industry both in the UK & USA he has wide-ranging and comprehensive commercial and technical management background, having acted as a Chairman, Board member, Managing Director, Chief Executive & Executive Vice President of a number of companies.
For the last ten years he has specialised in developing and growing early stage medical technology development companies in the UK.
ASep Healthcare operates in sectors with excellent growth prospects. Its products are designed to reduce the risk of cross-infection by offering a range of simple, easy to use alternatives that work effectively and are single use or single patient use.
ASep works with clinical professionals and its design team to develop products that are specifically designed to minimise unintentional or intentional reuse, backed by intellectual property to protect this design advantage.
ASep holds intellectual property in a number of infection-reduction product designs, including blood pressure cuffs designed to allow simple, effective cleaning to reduce the risk of cross-infection.
Grow product range to provide a comprehensive range of infection prevention devices
Work with the latest materials and processes from direct or contract manufacturers to provide high quality product at acceptable cost
New product development through enhanced understanding of clinical need
Expand geographic coverage through direct sales teams and strategic partnerships with distributors
Continuous improvement in the materials technology and know-how to optimise product performance
Range extension through adaptation to unmet needs
Grow existing product sales through effective communication and excellent levels of customer support
Customisation for hospitals and distribution partners
ASep Healthcare Limited is committed to understanding and meeting the quality needs of all our customers. As a basic business principle, we strive to provide our customers with quality, innovative products and services.
We have established a comprehensive quality assurance system that will allow us to meet our commitment to customer satisfaction, providing superior medical devices to our customers which:
Continuous quality improvement is the responsibility of every company employee and we build quality into everything we do.