About Us

    Dr Tony Bairstow MB ChB
    Director Aritex Ltd
    Qualified Leeds Medical School 1981


    Incorporated in 2002 by Dr Tony Bairstow, Aritex initially developed patient care data analysis. A nationwide data service using anonymised patient information allowed doctors to assess their success in delivering care. By comparing their patient demographics, health outcomes and patient comments with other anonymised service providers doctors could understand for the first time which areas of their work required improvement and the underlying reasons for their differences.

    In 2016 Aritex changed its focus to biotechnology and research was started into developing improved designs in period products. Advances in biocompatibility of materials, combined with improved understanding of the physiological host responses, opened up new design possibilities for tampons.

    In 2019 Aritex applied for patent protection which was published at the end of July 2020.

    In March 2021, Aritex Biotech launched a new design for a hygienic, self inserting tampon.


    Advisory Board

    Prof Steven Abbott PhD
    Director at Steven Abbott TCNF Ltd
    PhD in Chemistry from his work in Oxford and Harvard


    Prof. Abbott is a visiting professor at the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Leeds and director of Steven Abbott TCNF Ltd. He is advising Aritex Ltd on elastomeric polymers and adhesion principles.

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