A group of New Zealand health products will soon arrive in Europe via a $10 million loan from the U.K. Ministry of Health and Wellbeing, after a two-year journey to the Continent.
The new product, called the Life-saver Sleepwear, was developed by Laxon, a company based in New Zealand, and is expected to be available in Europe in the next few months.
Life-savers, also known as life-wear, offer a more comfortable and comfortable fit than conventional sleepwear.
The company says the product is made to provide the best fit and protection for people who wear life-savers regularly.
The products are marketed to health care professionals, including doctors, nurses and paramedics.
Life saving products have been a part of medical care for many years, including the use of life-saving oxygen tanks in the emergency department and a life-support system in nursing homes.
The Laxons new product uses a flexible and lightweight material that offers more comfortable fit and a better fit than other types of sleepwear, according to the company.
The brand is currently marketing the Life SAVE System to healthcare professionals and a consumer market, which includes health professionals, as well as a consumer in developing countries, the company said in a statement.
The life-saver sleepwear was developed in collaboration with the New Zealand Health Products Council and is now undergoing the pre-production process, which will begin in March.
The manufacturer said it will be available on March 1 in Europe and will be offered in Australia, Canada and New Zealand by the end of June.
In the U, the Health Product Council is working with Laxoni to develop and market the product.
In 2016, Laxono was awarded a $4 million grant from the Department of Health to commercialize the product and its launch will take place in 2019.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has also awarded Laxona Health to develop the Life Saver System.