Isopharm was incorporated in 1999. It was originally set up as a reseller of products and services to those concerned with the decontamination of surgical instruments and the validation of sterilisers, washer disinfectors and endoscope washers within a healthcare environment, and compliance with Health Technical Memoranda (HTM’s).
Isopharm process validation systems and software offerings became the benchmark solution for healthcare engineers carrying out testing on decontamination equipment, with many NHS trusts, private hospitals and decontamination machine manufacturers in the UK and Ireland standardising on the company’s products and services.
The company’s offerings continued to expanded as more HTM’s were introduced in the United Kingdom and in 2009 with the introduction of HTM 01 -05, which covers decontamination in primary care dental practices, the company launched its dental division.
The dental division provides consumable products to dental practices in the UK and in 2017 launched an online training site that allows dental professionals to conduct their ongoing CPD requirements. As at May 2019 the site has over 36,000 subscribers.
In 2017 the company expanded its service offering by launching a water testing laboratory which is now accredited to a wide range of UKAS standards.The service provides sample testing and analysis for hospital and decontamination machine manufacturers, reporting on the quality of water used for reprocessing surgical instrument prior to use within theatre.
Isopharm is based in Sheffield and currently operates from a 9,000 sq ft facility which accommodates its offices, water testing laboratory and product warehouse.