History

Founded in 1964, Kimal demonstrates a history of delivering healthcare innovation
1960’s
  • 1964 - Established by George Press November
  • 1964 - Introduced Cordis to the UK as distributor
  • 1967 - Introduced Cook to the UK as distributor
  • 1967 - Introduced Judkins technique to the UK
  • 1968 - Introduced first hollow fibre dialyser
1970’s
  • Introduced industry standard guidewires to UK
  • Introduced first peel away sheath introducer to the UK market
  • Introduced Arrow International to Europe and Middle East
1980’s
  • Introduced first subclavian catheter for vascular access to the UK
  • Market development of PTCA with a ACS (now Guidant)
  • Kimal Manufacturing formed in 1984
  • Opening of Kimal Electronics 1989
1990’s
  • First complete procedural solution introduced to cath labs
  • Market development of AAA stent grafting with Talent (now Medtronic)
  • Launched Angioflow catheters and Angioflex guidewires
  • Opened new manufacturing facility in Bromsgrove
  • Joint venture with Pulsion UK and Pulsion PICCO technology launched in the UK
  • Introduced Level 1 (now Smith's Medical)
  • Market development of coronary stents with AVE (now Medtronic)
2000’s
  • 2004 - Opened Lister clean room
  • 2005 - Opened Droitwich distribution facility (70,000 sqft)
  • 2006 - Launched SurgiGUARD drapes and AngioGATE micro-introducers
  • 2006 - Launched K Flow access catheter range
  • 2007 - Launched Perform procedural pack range
  • 2008 - Direct German organisation - Kimal GmBH
  • 2009 - NxStage home haemodialysis machine introduced to UK market
  • 2009 - Kimal Renal Care joint venture formed
  • 2010 - Acquire IVantage ambulatory infusion pump
  • 2011 - Launch KFlow Epic range including Multi-Tube Technology
  • 2011 - Launch Altius range of central venous catheters
  • 2012 - Incorporating Kimal International Healthcare (FZE)
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