Local Manufacturers

We manufacture a range of surgical devices to order, including Fitzpatrick Tongue Depressors, Dental Wires and more.

Emergency Surgical Repair

Fast turn-around times are available when you need an important instrument back in theatre fast.


Sharpening all types of surgical scissors, osteotomes, curettes, cutters, bone nibblers, biopsy forceps, rongeurs and more

Specialist Refurbishment

We refurbish and and recondition a wide variety of surgical instruments onsite, such as needle holders, forceps and retractors

Servicing Major
SA Health Centres

Our customers include some of South Australia's largest hospitals, smaller specialist centres and regional day surgeries

With over 33 years experience providing repair, reconditioning and sharpening services to some of Adelaide's leading medical institutions, our reputation for personal service and high quality workmanship has been hard won.
As patients bestow an enormous trust in their surgeon, with Surtecs Biomedical, professionals can trust that their valuable tools will be serviced to their satisfaction; every time, on time.
We differentiate ourselves further, taking on jobs both unique and challenging, preventing unnecessary expenditure and wasted resources.
We also produce bespoke surgical devices upon request, and manufacture a range of our own TGA-registered products to the highest standard in-house.

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Surtecs Products & Services

Fitzpatrick Tongue Depressors

Fitzpatrick contoured tongue guards, as well as retractors, are manufactured to order in our Glynde workshop.

Available are types 1, 2, 3 and 4 for oral and dental surgeries. Manufactured from surgical-grade non-magnetic stainless steel, these guards are bead-blasted to a smooth matte finish for comfort, or polished to a medium shine upon request.

Needle Holder Reconditioning

We recondition all types of needle holders, replacing carbide inserts, tightening pivots and resetting the ratchet mechanism, giving new life to this ubiquitous surgical tool and saving the cost of purchasing new. Modifications can be made to individual instruments or a set upon request. Call or email for further enquiries.

Sharpening Services

We can sharpen most instruments with a cutting edge - surgical scissors, skin hooks, osteotomes, micro eye instruments, biopsy forceps, curettes, rongeurs, clippers and more. Please call if you have an item not listed.

Repairs and Modifications

Arthroscopic Instruments

Precision is key in this field - microscopic adjustments can improve the function of these devices dramatically. We have the expertise to repair damaged or misaligned arthroscopic tools and return them to service.

Laser Engraving

Using state-of-the-art CO2 laser technology, we can now provide a range of etching and engraving services in conjunction with our other work, and we're excited to explore the possible use cases.
Our Creative and Technical team can work with you to apply this technology at competitive prices and with the minimum of fuss.

  • Non-toxic, non-porous, abrasion and solvent resistant.
  • Autoclave-proof high-resolution branding can be placed on almost any surface
  • Decorative or promotional items can be produced for placement around your clinic.
  • Contact us with your ideas and our Creative and Technical team will bring them to life. Samples available on request.

Nylon Coating

We can renew or perform nylon coating on instruments such as:

  • Diathermy/Bipolar forceps
  • Speculums, Sheaths, Nottle Hooks, and Cardiac Paddles
  • Needle Holders
  • Please enquire about any other instrument not listed here.

Locally Manufactured Surgical Instruments

We are local manufacturers of:

  • Tongue Depressors (Fitzpatrick sizes 1 - 4)
  • Cheek Retractors
  • Dental Wires - double or single loop
  • Nylon Coating

We also welcome enquiries for any items not listed.