CONMED Integrated Systems (United States)
1815 NW 169th Pl Suite 4020
Beaverton, OR 97006 United States
Toll Free Number:(800) 470-1106
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In 1973, Eugene Corasanti in Utica, New York founded Consolidated Medical Equipment, Inc. The first product was the disposable ECG monitoring electrode. The disposable electrode market was newly emerging at a time in the history of U.S. healthcare when disposable products were rapidly gaining acceptance.
As CONMED's business grew, so did its product line. CONMED expanded into the electrosurgery market with a line of disposable grounding pads and pencils. In 1987, the company went public issuing approximately 4 million shares. In 1989, CONMED completed its first major acquisition. It purchased Aspen Labs from Bristol Myers Squibb with this transaction making the company a very strong competitor in the electrosurgery market. In the 1990's, CONMED acquired several competitive companies that were producing ECG electrodes and electrosurgery products. In 1997, CONMED completed the acquisition of Linvatec, which made the company the number two worldwide producer of arthroscopy products and orthopaedic powered surgical instruments. In 2004, CONMED acquired the majority of the Endoscopic Technologies business from C.R. Bard accelerating its penetration into the Gastroenerology and Pulmonology markets.