Caledonia’s Aspen Surgical buys Canadian maker of PPE

CALEDONIA—Aspen Surgical Products Inc., the Caledonia-based manufacturer of disposable surgical products, announced the acquisition of Saint-Laurent, Quebec-based BlueMed Medical Supplies Inc.

BlueMed is a manufacturer of high-quality, cost-effective disposable shoe covers and other personal protection products. Their products are used in healthcare, pharmaceutical, and lab facilities where infection prevention and cross-contamination are paramount concerns.

“BlueMed is a highly synergistic fit for Aspen in terms of manufacturing and commercial operations,” said Jason Krieser, CEO of Aspen. “Coming shortly after our acquisitions of both Precept Medical and Protek Medical, the BlueMed offering further enhances our portfolio of high-quality products that address infection prevention in the acute care environment at a time when reducing cross-contamination has never been more important.”

Established in 1999, Aspen is a leading manufacturer of surgical disposables, including Bard-Parker blades and scalpels, Precept personal protective equipment, Protek probe covers and needle guides, surgical marking pens, orthopedic positioners, basic wound care, and instrument care products. Aspen plants in Caledonia, Las Piedras, Puerto Rico, Coralville, Iowa, and Agua Prieta, Mexico offer manufacturing capabilities including injection molding, sewing, ultrasonic welding, die cutting, automated assembly, and packaging as well as blade stamping, grinding, and finishing. More at www.aspensurgical.com.

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