Terumo Cardiovascular Group Announces Expansion Of Its Elkton, Maryland (USA) Manufacturing Facility
CAPIOX® FX Oxygenators with Integrated Arterial Filters Now Manufactured in the USA
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN – January 26, 2015 – Terumo Cardiovascular Group (Terumo CV Group)announces the expansion of its Elkton, Maryland, manufacturing facility to include CAPIOX® FX Oxygenators with Integrated Arterial Filters. Now, all three CAPIOX oxygenator families are manufactured in the USA – CAPIOX FX, CAPIOX RX, and CAPIOX SX Oxygenators.
Terumo also will continue to produce CAPIOX FX Oxygenators in Ashitaka, Japan. "Terumo's global, multi-site manufacturing strategy helps to ensure consistent oxygenator supply and rapid response to customer needs," says Mark Lincoln, Vice President of Global Operations. "Terumo's Elkton, Maryland, facility has established a reputation as an industry leader in oxygenator development and manufacturing. This is the same high quality that customers can expect from all Terumo oxygenators, regardless of manufacturing location."
The CAPIOX FX Family of Oxygenators features a fully integrated arterial filter with self-venting technology. With low priming volume, high gas exchange and low pressure drop, the oxygenators are optimally balanced for superb performance.
The company's investment in expanding CAPIOX FX Oxygenator production in the USA provides the opportunity to incorporate several product enhancements driven by customer feedback. Clinicians may contact their Terumo representative for details about these enhancements and how they can benefit their clinical practice.
For more information about CAPIOX Oxygenators, visit www.terumo-cvgroup.com/fxfits.
About Terumo Cardiovascular Group
Terumo Cardiovascular Group manufactures and markets medical devices for cardiac and vascular surgery with an emphasis on cardiopulmonary bypass, intra-operative monitoring and vascular grafting. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with manufacturing operations in the U.S., Europe and Asia. It is one of several subsidiaries of Terumo Corporation of Japan that is focused exclusively on cardiac and vascular specialties. For more information, visit www.terumo-cvgroup.com.
About Terumo Corporation
Tokyo-based Terumo Corporation is one of the world's leading medical device manufacturers with $4.6 billion in sales and operations in more than 160 nations. Founded in 1921, the company develops, manufactures, and distributes world-class medical devices including products for use in cardiothoracic surgery, interventional procedures, and transfusion medicine; the company also manufactures a broad array of syringe and hypodermic needle products for hospital and physician office use and also supplies drug delivery/injection devices to pharmaceutical firms. Terumo Corporation's shares are listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and is a component of the Nikkei, Japan's leading stock index.
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Terumo Cardiovascular Group
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