Highlands & Islands

Skye firm makes medical devices for humans and horses

Horses on a beach Image copyright AFP

A life sciences business on Skye has developed medical kits for humans and horses, with financial help from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

Dunvegan-based Gaeltec Devices Ltd has made a portable piece of equipment to help diagnose gastrointestinal and urological disorders in people.

It has also created a specialised catheter for the treatment of horses with irregular heartbeats.

The projects were assisted by £331,000 from HIE.

Alison Gainsford, head of business growth at HIE, said: "Gaeltec Devices Ltd proves location does not limit the scope for technology based companies to expand in rural parts of the Highlands and Islands.

"Life science businesses generally have a positive international outlook and the high quality jobs at Gaeltec are of vital importance to the social and economic sustainability of Dunvegan and the surrounding area."

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