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ASG Medical Systems and Technical Innovations have merged to create Syneo

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 4:59am
West Palm Beach, FL - November 16, 2011 - ASG Medical Systems, the leader in catheter and guidewire manufacturing automation and Technical Innovations, the leader in catheter hole drilling, hole punching and skiving technology, have merged to create Syneo.

ASG Medical Systems was founded in 1991 as Automation Services Group. Two pioneering products, the Accu-Cut Automated Tube Cutter and the Accu-Feed Automated Catheter and Guidewire Feeder, established the companys early role in catheter manufacturing. Since 2002, ASG Medical Systems has focused exclusively on the medical catheter space.

Technical Innovations was founded in 1993 and, through its cutting edge technology, has become the hole-making expert, offering high performance automated machinery and cutting tools for drilling, punching and skiving for catheter and surgical device applications.

Gary Cordell, Syneo CFO and former CEO of Technical Innovations, says, "We are very excited by what our merger means to our customers. The combination of products manufactured by ASG Medical and Technical Innovations is both additive and complementary to our customers in the medical device industry."

Syneo, (pronounced syn-e-o), denotes synergy in product integration and innovation in technology. The company focuses on automating the cutting, feeding, slitting, flaring, grinding, skiving, printing, punching, assembly and drilling of catheters and guide wires.

Paul Ogden, ASG Medical Systems co-founder and Syneo Director of Sales, says, "The creation of Syneo through the merger of ASG Medical and Technical Innovations provides our customers with a stronger integration partner and enhanced sales support for their catheter and guidewire processes, tooling and automation."

On November 2, ASG Medical Systems and Technical Innovations unveiled Syneo for the first time at MD&M Minneapolis. MD&M Minneapolis is a regional UBM Canon medical device and manufacturing trade show. Kate Morrison, marketing strategist, says of the unveil, "The new Syneo brand reflects the innovative and quality-oriented personality of our products. We strived to convey this in our new booth design as well, and we were pleased by the response."

Syneo will be exhibiting next at Medica in Stuttgart, Germany, BIOMEDevice in San Jose, California, and MD&M West in Anaheim, California. For a full list of upcoming shows, please visit www.syneo.co/tradeshows.

Dan Woodward, ASG Medical Systems co-founder and Syneo CEO and CTO, says, "As one of the founders of ASG it has always been my dream to provide a broad range of automation solutions to the medical device manufacturing industry. Joining forces with Technical Innovations is a significant step in that direction. We arent done yet, so stay tuned for new developments in the coming months!"

About Syneo

ASG Medical Systems of West Palm Beach, Florida, the leader in catheter and guidewire manufacturing automation and Technical Innovations of Angleton, Texas, the leader in hole drilling, hole punching and skiving technology for catheters and cutting tools for tissue cutting applications, have merged to create Syneo. Syneo is the medical device solutions company for the cutting, feeding, slitting, flaring, grinding, skiving, printing, punching, assembly and drilling of catheters and guidewires.

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