A medical technology company says it could save the New Zealand health system $100 million each year by stopping 1700 tonnes of medical waste going to landfills.

Christchurch-based start up MedSalv has come up with a process for sterilising disposable medical equipment so it can be safely reused.

Since September 2018, MedSalv has been contracted by Canterbury District Health Board to clean the compression cuffs it puts on surgery patients at Burwood Hospital to prevent blood clots…

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