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Cure Medical becomes part of ConvaTec

March 29, 2021HME News Staff

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., and BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Cure Medical on March 24 announced that is has been bought by ConvaTec and that its CEO, John Anderson, will join the Continence Care division of the company.  The two companies have complimentary portfolios and, together, will be able to offer a more comprehensive range of products and services for patients and their DME partners, Cure Medical says.  “I welcome ConvaTec, a long-time...

Catheters, ConvaTec, Cure Medical, M&A, Medical supplies


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180 Medical launches caregiver scholarship

January 22, 2020HME News Staff

OKLAHOMA CITY - 180 Medical is launching the Ron Howell Caregiver Scholarship in honor of President Ron Howell, who will retire this year. It is open to college students who are unpaid caregivers to a family member or loved one and plan to attend a two-year, four-year or graduate school program in the fall. “We're thrilled to be able to implement a scholarship program that can offer a helping hand to caregivers, who often work so hard and give so much to their loved ones while also working...

180 Medical, Catheters, Incontinence Supplies, Ron Howell


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Serial entrepreneurs: Stevens, Burns make another run at supplies

September 30, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

BUFORD, Ga. - Having already built one successful business, the team behind UroStat Healthcare hopes to repeat their winning formula for a second time.Craig Stevens, UroStat's CEO, and Bert Burns, part owner, previously worked together at UroMed, which Burns founded in 1996 and sold to AssuraMed in early 2014. At the time of its sale, UroMed served 7,000 patients in 48 states.UroStat, which marked its first year in business in July, offers catheters, ostomy and incontinence supplies, and accepts...

Catheters, Home medical supplies, UroStat Healthcare


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PECO Medical drops out

May 31, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. - PECO Medical is exiting the urology market, according to a letter to its customers.“After an extensive review of the market and our prospects for future success, we made the difficult decision to exist the urology business effective June 1, 2019,” wrote Greg Bosco, president of Genairex and Peco Medical, in the letter. “We plan to continue to ship urological products and support our customers through the end of May.”Genairex, better known as Securi-T,...

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Business Development

Technology reshapes incontinence, skin, wound care

November 30, 2018John Andrews

Technology may not be the first word that springs to mind in reference to the incontinence, skin and wound care market, but perhaps its time that it took front and center. Innovations in connected care and therapeutic materials are becoming prominent in the category and offer viable applications for HME providers.One option for the incontinence segment just launched in September: the DFree portable bladder monitor from San Diego-based Triple W. The wearable product detects bladder volume levels and...

Catheters, Cure Medical, Incontinence, Limbkeepers, skin care, Triple W, Wound Care


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Certain products must carry standardized warning labels

October 30, 2018Liz Beaulieu, Editor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Manufacturers and distributors are grappling with updates to California's Proposition 65 that went into effect Aug. 30.Prop 65 requires businesses to warn individuals in California about products containing 900-plus listed chemicals “known to the state to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.” What's new: standardized warning labels. Manufacturers must include them on these products, distributors must incorporate them into their websites and...

Catheters, Cure Medical, Hollister, NDC, Proposition 65


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ActivStyle solidifies its position as indie player

October 2, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

MINNEAPOLIS - ActivStyle, which has made a name for itself in the incontinence supplies market, wants to boost its profile in the catheter market.In June, the company launched Catheter Express, a new brand to help focus its existing catheter business. ActivStyle entered the catheter space in 2010 when it acquired Advocate Medical.“We felt really formalizing and doing more of the personal service we do so well on the incontinence side was a benefit in our catheter business,” said CEO Gayle...

ActivStyle, Catheter Express, Catheters, Gayle Devin


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Short takes: VGM, Cure Medical

May 4, 2018HME News Staff

Waterloo, Iowa-based VGM Group has released its second playbook: “Industry Insights: How to Capitalize on Opportunities in Post-Acute Health.” The playbooks serve as a resource for HME providers adjusting to an ever-changing business climate, VGM says. This latest playbook covers a number of areas, including people, processes and business diversificationNewport Beach, Calif.-based Cure Medical has announced that its full line of ready-to-use, 16-inch hydrophilic catheters are now approved...

Catheters, Cure Medical, Playbook, VGM


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Cure Medical heads north of the border

March 14, 2018HME News Staff

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. - Cure Medical has expanded into Canada with its Ultra Ready-to-Use Catheters. “We continuously receive requests from Canadian sales partners and end users who are looking for a quality-made, affordable intermittent catheter that is not made with known carcinogens like DEHP or BPA,” said John Anderson, CEO, in a press release. The Cure Ultra line includes straight and coude options for men and a ready-to-use straight catheter for women.

Catheters, Cure Medical


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ConvaTec adds distribution business

July 21, 2017HME News Staff

READING, United Kingdom - ConvaTec, a global medical products company, has agreed to pay nearly $121 million for Woodbury Holdings, a distributor of incontinence and catheter supplies.The Floral Park, N.Y.-based Woodbury offers a portfolio of more than 500 incontinence and 650 catheter products, and a wide array of nutritional, enteral feeding and vascular compression products through subsidiaries Woodbury Health Products and Wilmington Medical Supply."ConvaTec and Woodbury share a common commitment...

Catheters, ConvaTec, Incontinence, Woodbury Holdings


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