Medical Company Wins Award in Quick Time

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Byline: By Graeme King

A medical diagnostics company from the North-East has won an export award only five months after starting to sell its products abroad.

Hart Biologicals was set up in Hartlepool by biochemist Albert Pattison in September 2002 with the help of a pounds 30,000 unsecured loan from UK Steel Enterprise, the subsidiary of Corus that supports new and growing businesses.

The company, currently employing five people, develops and supplies clinical diagnostic kits to laboratories and is regularly developing new and innovative products.

Its early export success has been marked by an Exporter of the Month Award from UK Trade and Investment. The company was also recently named Best New Manufacturing Business in the Tees Valley in the North East Chamber of Commerce's Best New Business Awards. Mr Pattison said: "There is no doubt that there is a lot of potential in the world market for our products.

"Since we attended the Medica Show in Dusseldorf, one of the most important shows in the field, we have had orders from Hong Kong, Australia, Belgium, Turkey, Germany and Holland. …