Getinge makes infection prevention play with Healthmark buy

Getinge announced today that it has acquired Healthmark Industries, a Fraser, Michigan–based provider of instrument care and infection control consumables.

The Swedish medtech company paid $320 million in cash for 100% of Healthmark.

The acquisition aims to bolster Getinge’s footprint in the U.S. sterile reprocessing market while paving the way for Healthmark’s global expansion. The field is more important than ever: In the U.S. alone, there are more than 2.8 million antimicrobial-resistant infections and 35,000 resulting deaths annually, according to the CDC.

“Together, we will offer a broad range of solutions to sterile processing departments in hospitals,” Stéphane Le Roy, president Surgical Workflows at Getinge, said in a news release.

“Healthmark’s position in the field of consumables for cleaning verification and packaging will be an ideal complement to our consumables, reprocessing capital equipment, and software solutions…

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