- Medical devices company Inspiration Healthcare booked a small fall in first-half profit, after rising revenue was offset by one-off acquisition costs.

Pre-tax profit for the six months through July fell to £0.48m, compared to a profit of £0.50m on-year.

Revenue rose 9% to £8.1m, which the company said was in line with its expectations.

Operating profit, excluding acquisition costs, rose 12% to £0.6m.

'The first half started well with a large patient warming system order from Poland,' chief executive Neil Campbell said.

'We maintained this momentum in the second quarter to achieve 9% revenue growth for the period.'

At 2:07pm: [LON:IHC] Inspiration Healthcare Group share price was 0p at 65p

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