Iqarus acquires Exmed to expand health provision capability into remote operating environments
Healthcare and medical solutions company Iqarus has acquired Exmed, an expert in remote medical support, equipment and clinical education, to help further its global growth strategy.
Exmed’s customers include prominent international government and humanitarian agencies as well as global energy companies and media organisations such as the BBC and Discovery Channel.
The company supports medical missions and operations in locations including Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Siberia and has also provided logistics support for filming for Top Gear and Comic Relief. Exmed offers unique frontline training services and has invested in a new centre of excellence set to open in July that offers a fully simulated two-storey street for replicating mass incident scenarios as well as arctic, jungle and desert simulation.
Exmed’s founding directors Ged Healy and Dai Jones will join Iqarus alongside their head office team of 20 and pool of highly trained medical contractors.
Tim Mitchell, CEO of Iqarus (pictured), said the acquisition would propel Iqarus into frontline medical care in some of the world’s most remote and difficult operating environments.
“The acquisition of Exmed is a major catalyst for our international expansion. The team are amongst the most highly regarded providers of healthcare in challenging locations. The calibre of international humanitarian and government customers that they serve and the level of trust that they command in the market is a testament to their skill and professionalism. We are proud that they will be joining Iqarus and will play a key role in our growth going forward.”
More than £1 million has already been invested in new technology and a restructure of the business to deliver cutting-edge, technology-enabled support to both customers and remote healthcare professionals.
Exmed launched in 2004 and has grown year on year into a global business with operations in the Middle East, Africa and the Americas, as well as its headquarters in the UK. The frontline training services in Herefordshire, UK, currently educate more than 2000 people a year and will be combined with Iqarus’ existing centre in Montrose, UK, to deliver a full offshore and onshore capability. Exmed also supplies over 9000 items of medical equipment around the world through its online store.