Blackstone, Carlyle and Hellman & Friedman to buy majority stake in medical supplier Medline

KEY POINTS A group of private equity firms, including Blackstone Group, Carlyle Group and Hellman & Friedman, agreed to buy a majority stake in medical supply manufacturer and distributor Medline Industries, the company announced Saturday. Medline, which had $17.5 billion in revenue last year, said it would use the investment to expand its product offerings and its business internationally. It did not ...

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New Colorectal Cancer Screening Recommended to Begin at 45

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance (Alliance), a national nonprofit that exists to end colorectal cancer, today applauds the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) for updating its colorectal cancer (CRC) screening guidelines in response to rising cases of CRC in younger adults. The new guidelines state that all people who are at average risk for the disease should begin screening for colorectal cancer at ...

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Healthmark Receives ISO 13485:2016 Certification

Healthmark Industries is pleased to announce that they have received ISO 13485:2016 certification. ISO 13485:2016 is designed to support medical device manufacturers in designing quality management systems that establish and maintain the effectiveness of their processes. It ensures the consistent design, development, production, installation, and delivery of medical devices that are safe for their intended purpose. 

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Malinda Elammari Joins Healthmark Industries

Healthmark Industries is proud to announce Malinda Elammari as a Clinical Education Specialist for Healthmark Industries where she will provide clinical expertise on medical device processing, SPD education, and standards.  Prior to joining Healthmark, she has had over 20 years of experience as a Central Services and Surgical Tech professional. Most recently responsible for sterile processing education and quality control ...

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BD Announces the Voluntary Recall of Specified Lots of ChloraPrep™ Hi-Lite Orange™ 26 mL Applicator in the United States and U.S. Territories

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, is voluntarily recalling specified lots of the ChloraPrep™ Hi-Lite Orange™ 26 mL Applicator (2% w/w chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) and 70% v/v isopropyl alcohol (IPA)) to the user level due to a defective applicator. The product is used as an antiseptic for the preparation of the patient’s skin prior to surgery ...

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