Questions & Answers about FirstClinTech
Q. What products does FirstClinTech work with?
A. FirstClinTech has developed its business model initially for devices used in cardiac surgery but has since successfully applied its innovative methods to other specialties. Many of FirstClinTech’s services are equally valuable to manufacturers, developers and users of non-cardiac devices. We have a wide experience in the cardiac OR, heart failure and interventional cardiology, endoscopic procedures, vascular, hepatic, and other types of surgery.
Q. Does FirstClintech sell VentrAssist LVADs, and if not, what does it do?
A. No, we don’t sell VentrAssist product – FirstClinTech supplies spare parts for existing VentrAssist users and provides knowledge and support where required. Since the liquidation of the manufacturer (Ventracor) there have been no de novo implants of the device in Europe, although there are still some patients remaining with this device implanted.
Q. Can FirstClinTech provide services to investors?
A. Yes – FirstClintech has provided expert advice and training sessions to existing and potential professional investors in medical device companies. However, FirstClinTech does not provide investment advice in the UK, as defined by the Financial Services Authority.
Q. Where is FirstClinTech based?
A. We are legally a UK Company with a legal entity, warehouse and office facility in the Netherlands.
Q. Does FirstClinTech have a 24-hour service?
A. Yes—we are available 24/7. You can contact us at any time through the 24/7 number.
Q. Why doesn’t FirstClinTech put up a list of its Clients on the web site?
A. Some of FirstClinTech’s Clients are at the development stage and prefer to remain out of the public gaze. Other Clients are large corporations who prefer to keep the relationship professional and confidential. You can find some testimonials elsewhere on this site, and we can make introductions if it helps you. Our Clients range from large global firms to start-up companies based in the USA, Japan, Australia and Europe.
Q. Does FirstClinTech carry appropriate insurance?
A. Yes. We carry both Product Liability and Professional Indemnity insurances appropriate to our industry.
Q. Will FirstClinTech take over any of the Ventracor liabilities?
A. No. FirstClinTech is not connected with Ventracor Ltd or any of its subsidiaries, except as the buyer of some inventory.
Q. How much does it cost to buy services from FirstClinTech?
A. We try to be as cost-effective as possible, as many of our clients are start-ups where cashflow control is vital. Due to the range of services we provide, the variety of different devices that FirstClinTech supports, and the many different healthcare systems found in European countries we don’t put our prices online.Please contact us to find out more.