A MEDICAL device distributor in Macmerry has seen its new bowel irrigation device, the first of its kind, win a prestigious international award.

MacGregor Healthcare, based in the village’s Satellite Park, and Qufora launched the Qufora IrriSedo MiniGo in April.

It is filled with water and uses that to help empty a person’s bowel. It aims to improve the quality of life for those living with bowel problems.

It is suitable for people with a range of conditions such as those with neurogenic bowel dysfunction, for example due to a spinal cord injury or multiple sclerosis, constipation and post-bowel cancer implications.

The device has won a Red Dot Award for its product design, with the aim for it to look discreet in a bathroom and be easy to use. Previous winners of the same category include Bose, Google and Sony.

Richard Carr, managing director at MacGregor Healthcare Ltd, said: “This has been a fantastic achievement for the MacGregor Healthcare team and, of course, for our colleagues at Qufora in Denmark.

“Our mission is to provide quality medical products and education, as well as world class service so that our patients have a more fulfilled life.

“It is great to see that the response we have had towards Qufora IrriSedo MiniGo has confirmed this.”

Professor Dr Peter Zec, founder and CEO of Red Dot, said: “The winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021 were particularly impressive this year.

“The design of their products is excellent, in terms of both the aesthetic and the functionality.”