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Dentisan’s new Centre of Excellence for Chemistry officially opens


  Posted by: Dental Design      9th February 2024

In November 2020 the UK’s leading dental infection control business – Dentisan – was acquired by Getinge, a leading global provider of products and systems that contribute to quality enhancement and cost efficiency within healthcare and life sciences.

One of Getinge’s immediate aims was to relocate Dentisan to larger premises that would expand its manufacturing capacity and bring the whole Getinge UK business under one roof, an ambition that was realised on January 31st 2024. At the official opening ceremony members of the Getinge board, were joined by representatives of Derby City Council and the Dentisan team, to witness the official opening by Carl Bennet, Principal Shareholder and Johan Malmquist, Chairman of the Getinge Board.

The new 79,000 sq/ft facility is located at St Modwen Park, just 2 miles from Derby city centre. The building is rated as ‘Excellent’ by BREEAM – the certification body for sustainable construction and includes production, warehousing, a laboratory, showroom, training area and office space. An EPC ‘A’ rating, auto sensor lighting and rainwater harvesting provide practical evidence of the building’s overall energy efficiency, whilst 86 rooftop solar panels provide heating for the entire building.

Official opening of the new premises by Carl Bennet, Principal Shareholder and Johan Malmquist, Chairman of the Getinge Board

Bob Newsome, Managing Director of Dentisan and the Centre of Excellence for Chemistry said of the new facility: “The competence of the local team in Derby has in no small way made this expansion possible. The desire to retain the knowledge and skills within our workforce, which includes chemists and microbiologists, along with our manufacturing and sales teams, has been central to our expansion plans. We are confident that this new facility will enable us to drive innovation, resulting in new products and improved solutions that compliment market trends and meet customer needs.”

Dentisan welcome the Henry Schein team to their new premises. (Left to right: Mark McEwen, Ashley Mileham Chappell, Bob Newsome, Sam Roper, Sally Jones, Jenny Nixon and Dawn Denham)

Dentisan is one of the UK’s leading providers of infection control products to the dental profession. For details of the full product range, manufactured in Derby, visit

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