Smiths Medical this week said it signed a distribution agreement with Medline Industries for its Portex Acapella Choice Vibratory PEP Therapy device. “The distribution partnership with Medline provides improved access to our Acapella Choice device for patients within the non-acute and home care settings,” senior director of global marketing and general manager Nirav Sheth said […]
A quartet of plaintiffs yesterday accused Medline Industries and chemical supplier Vantage Specialty Chemicals of releasing the ethylene oxide emissions that caused their cancer. The personal injury lawsuits, brought in the Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago, allege that Medline and Vantage Specialty Chemicals plants in Waukegan and Gurnee, respectively, allege that their leukemia and, […]
Medline Industries recalled Centurion Medical’s primary warmer pack because it contains Vyaire Medical‘s recalled enFlow disposable cartridge that potentially exposes patients to unsafe aluminum levels. Nearly three million enFlow disposable cartridges were recalled in March. The product is designed to warm blood, blood products and intravenous solutions before IV administration, but the potential for aluminum […]
A Class I recall of 6 million Teleflex (NYSE:TFX) Sheridan endotracheal tubes and connectors indicated for use on patients under general anesthesia has expanded to include connector kits manufactured by Centurion Medical Products, according to the FDA. Teleflex began recalling multiple models of its Hudson RCI Sheridan and Sheridan endotracheal tubes in June 2019 due to complaints of the Sheridan […]
Cutera (NSDQ:CUTR) said today that it snagged Vyaire Medical CEO David Mowry to be its new CEO, effective immediately. The aesthetic device maker in January fired president & CEO James Reinstein after the company missed expectations for its 2018 top line, naming COO Jason Richey as interim chief executive. Mowry led Tornier to a $3.3 billion […]
Sterigenics said today that it has applied for permits to upgrade emissions controls at its Willowbrook, Ill. medical device sterilization plant, which had sterilized thousands of devices daily until its Feb.15 shutdown. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) closed the Willowbrook plant, citing excessive emissions of the sterilant ethylene oxide (EO), based on a federal […]
AngioDynamics (NSDQ:ANGO) said yesterday that it closed the $167.5 million sale of its Namic fluid management portfolio to Medline Industries. The sale, originally announced in April, includes all of Latham, N.Y.-based AngioDynamic’s manifolds, contrast management systems, closed fluid systems, guidewires, disposable transducers and interventional accessories offered under the Namic brand. AngioDynamics said that it has used […]
Medline Industries will pay $167.5 million to acquire the Namic fluid management business from AngioDynamics (NSDQ:ANGO), the companies announced today. The deal, subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close in the summer. It will allow Medline to acquire the manifolds, contrast management systems, closed fluid systems, guidewires, disposable transducers and interventional accessories offered […]
ICU Medical said it acquired Excelsior Medical for $59.5 million, with Excelsior’s SwabFlush and pre-filled saline and heparin flush syringes going to Medline Industries for $27 million upon closing. Excelsior developed, manufactured and commercialized the SwabCap and SwabFlush devices for disinfecting and protecting needleless IV connectors, San Clemente, Calif.-based ICU Medical said. The split will […]
Illinois-based Medline Industries acquired key spine surgery technologies from Georgia-based Amendia, the companies announced this month.
Medline nabbed Amendia’s anterior cervical fusion distraction pin business, part of a market that Medline expects to grow more than 8% annually. The technologies are used in surgeries for removing problem disks in the neck area of the spine.
The FDA categorized Medline Industries’ recall of its ACME Monaco guidewire as Class I, denoting the risk of serious injury or death.
The recall of the ACME Monaco guidewire, designed to direct a percutaneous catheter through a blood vessel, was 1st initiated in August 2013 on the potential for the guidewire’s coating to flake off.