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RoundTable Healthcare Partners Portfolio Company, Aspen Surgical Products, Inc., Acquires Bard-Parker™ Surgical Blades and Scalpels Business

Mon, 08/02/2010 - 9:38am
Bio-Medicine.Org

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- RoundTable Healthcare Partners ("RoundTable"), an operating-oriented private equity firm focused exclusively on the healthcare industry, announced today that its portfolio company, Aspen Surgical Products, Inc. ("Aspen"), has acquired the Bard-Parker surgical blades and scalpels business from BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company).  Aspen is a leading manufacturer of disposable medical products with an emphasis on the operating room environment and safety.

Bard-Parker is a widely recognized brand in the operating room with leadership positions in both the U.S. and Canada. It joins Aspen's other successful products including surgical needles and skin markers, disposable light handles, instrument guards, anti-fog solutions, and fluid management products.  Aspen sells these products under the brand names Richard-Allan, Dr. Fog®, Sterion®, Colby, Steriseal®, and Oxboro®.

As part of the transaction, Aspen acquired a state-of-the-art facility in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico dedicated to the manufacturing of the Bard-Parker line.  Aspen manufactures its other products in facilities in Grand Rapids, MI and Redditch, England.

"The acquisition of the Bard-Parker brand of surgical blades and scalpels further positions Aspen as a leading provider of patient and staff safety products in the operating room," said Greg Pritchard,

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