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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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STERILUCENT GRANTED EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION TO REPROCESS RESPIRATORS

Hydrogen peroxide process enables safe mask reuse April 21, 2020: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Sterilucent, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN), an Emergency Use Authorization to allow the emergency use of the SterilucentTM HC 80TT Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilizer for decontaminating single-use compatible N95 and N95-equivalent respirators. Test results have demonstrated that filtering facepiece respirators may be reprocessed for use during the COVID-19 pandemic in the ...

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