Medline, Teleflex ink pact to distribute Rüsch brand of specialty urological products
Manufacturer and distributor of medical and surgical supplies, Medline Industries, Inc has entered into a strategic deal with Teleflex Incorporated to distribute its Rüsch brand of specialty urological products.
The deal with Teleflex will enable Medline’s 1,100 person sales force to sell and market the Rüsch brand of bladder management products throughout U.S.
Benson Smith, Teleflex Incorporated Chairman, President and CEO said, “This is an ideal arrangement matching our high quality urological products with Medline’s world-class sales force and marketing expertise.” “Partnering with Medline provides us with a very large and exciting opportunity to grow this segment of our business,” said, Mr. Smith.
The products in the agreement include urinary drainage devices such as Foley and intermittent catheters, as well as specialty items for operative urology and endourology.
Charlie Mills, Medline CEO said, “Teleflex and Rüsch have a reputation for high-end, high quality urological products and this agreement enables us to expand our presence in the operating room and in other health care markets with these surgical and personal preference items.”
Teleflex is a global provider of specialty medical devices for a wide range of procedures in critical care and surgery. Medline is the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare products. It distributes and manufactures more than 125,000 products to hospitals, extended care units, physician offices, and homecare dealers.