September 16, 2013

Belimed Inc. and Haldor Advanced Technologies Ltd. Announce Strategic Partnership for Real-Time Surgical Instrument


Belimed Inc., part of the Belimed Group, a world leader in Cleaning and Sterile Processing Systems and Solutions in health care and life sciences, announced today it has entered into a strategic partnership with Haldor Advanced Technologies Ltd., the leading provider of RFID enabled surgical instrument management solutions for the healthcare industry. Through this partnership, Belimed will market and sell Haldor's ORLocate(r) system as a complete solution in conjunction with Belimed's processing equipment to provide and document real-time information about each sterile processing cycle.

ORLocate(r) enables hospitals to significantly reduce costs associated with surgical instrument shrinkage as well as provide accurate usage data on each instrument to optimize instrument set size and overall inventory. The state of the art system helps increase staff productivity and accuracy by actively guiding and monitoring the technician's entire workflow cycle to ensure compliance and improve patient safety by managing infection control and the prevention of retained surgical items with accurate instrument level data. With this partnership, Belimed can leverage Haldor's real-time surgical instrument management solutions that deliver both the location and status of surgical instruments in sterile processing departments and operating rooms. These are just a few benefits this system will provide:

  • Reducing the loss of surgical instruments
  • Optimizing the repair and maintenance schedules of surgical instruments
  • Association of instrument to specific patient
  • Reducing the reprocessing of instruments that were never used

"Haldor is excited to be working with Belimed, a global market leader, to help hospitals and healthcare systems transform their operations," said Rubi Halberthal, Haldor's President & CEO. "Improving patient safety and optimizing workflow between sterile processing departments and ORs is a necessity in today's healthcare environment. We look forward to the collaboration with Belimed to enable healthcare organizations to optimize processing efficiencies, reduce costs, and enhance patient safety."

For over 40 years, Belimed has been a global leader in developing, producing and marketing innovative cleaning, disinfection and sterilization systems in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries as well as the laboratory sector. Optimum quality, excellent services, constant focus on the needs of our customers, as well as innovative processes, result in Belimed continuously increasing its growth.

"This is a monumental leap forward," said Joe McDonald, Belimed's Medical Group President. "This is the first true instrument tracking system at the instrument level, which covers the full continuum of Sterile Processing Department and OR, and doesn't result in any additional workflow time. While tray level software has been in the marketplace for many years, this is the first real instrument level technology."

**About Belimed **
At Belimed,, our goal is to ensure absolute customer confidence in sterile processing areas. We provide solutions that increase the efficiency with which SPDs can deliver clean, disinfected and sterilized instruments to the OR. We accomplish this by reducing waste and variation in processes - resulting in lower operational costs, significantly reduced water consumption, and an enhanced working environment for SPD staff.

About Haldor Advanced Technologies Ltd.
Haldor Advanced Technologies is committed to helping hospitals meet the ongoing challenge of increasing operational efficiencies, reducing costs, and improving patient safety by enabling hospitals to effectively track, manage, and analyze surgical instruments on an individual basis. Haldor's leading surgical instrument visibility solution, ORLocate(r), empowers hospitals to significantly reduce costs associated with surgical instrument shrinkage in both the operating room and sterile processing departments, to increase staff productivity by eliminating manual counting procedures, and to improve patient safety by managing infection control and the prevention of retained surgical items with accurate instrument level data. Headquartered in Hod Hasharon, Israel, Haldor has offices in Europe, the Middle East, and North America. For more information, please visit

Contact Information
Belimed Inc.
Mary Butler, Global Marketing and Strategy
Tel': +1 843-216-7424

mary.butler@belimed. us

Haldor Advanced Technologies Ltd.
Sabina Chadha, EVP Sales & Marketing
Tel': +1 856 254 2345