AirLife completes acquisition

GRAND RAPIDS–AirLife, the Grand Rapids-based manufacturer and distributor of consumable medical devices for anesthesia and respiratory care formerly known as SunMed, announced the completion of its acquisition of the respiratory health business of Alpharetta, Ga.-based Avanos Medical Inc. (NYSE: AVNS), including Ballard, Microcuff, and endOclear product lines.

The acquisition adds three complementary brands, the R&D expertise behind them and two manufacturing facilities into AirLife’s growing platform. The transaction advances AirLife’s strategy to enhance its leading portfolio of the most trusted products in anesthesia and respiratory care and serve even more customers as a one-stop source for the highest-quality consumable breathing solutions that support the best patient outcomes.

“We’re thrilled to complete this exciting milestone in AirLife’s evolution as we strengthen our leadership as a premier, completely dedicated consumable breathing products company,” said Hank Struik, AirLife CEO. “We are especially pleased to welcome the exceptional team that has driven the success of these market leading brands to our company. As some of the most trusted closed suction and endotracheal consumables used to treat patients in critical care, this addition to AirLife unlocks new opportunities to accelerate our growth, serve more healthcare practitioners and drive innovation across our comprehensive portfolio of leading brands.”

AirLife, formerly known as SunMed and headquartered in Grand Rapids, with manufacturing and distribution sites in the United States, Mexico, China and Europe, is a medical device manufacturer, offering one of the most comprehensive portfolios of consumable anesthesia and respiratory care products. Its brands include Salter Labs, Ethox Medical, Ventlab, Westmed, AirLife and Vital Signs. Currently, AirLife has over 1 million square feet of manufacturing space, providing comprehensive expertise in all plastics materials and conversion. Frazier Healthcare Partners, a leading healthcare investment firm, acquired a majority ownership stake in AirLife in 2021.

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