Merit Medical Systems Inc was organized in July 1987 as a Utah corporation. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells medical devices used in interventional and diagnostic procedures. It provides its products to physicians and healthcare professionals to enhance patient care and enable them to perform procedures safely and effectively. Its operations are divided into the following principal markets: diagnostic and interventional cardiology, interventional radiology, interventional gastroenterology, interventional pulmonology, vascular surgery, interventional nephrology, and thoracic surgery. Its devices include Rad Board, Rad Board Xtra, Rad Trac and Rad Rest, which are used for patient positioning during radial access procedures; Safeguard Pressure Assisted Device, which assists in obtaining and maintaining hemostasis after a femoral procedure, and the Air-Band Radial Compression Device, which is indicated to assist hemostasis of the radial artery puncture site while maintaining visibility. The Company's products are also used in other clinical areas such as thoracic surgery, interventional nephrology, vascular surgery, and oncology and pain management. The Company offers safety-related products and kits. Its ShortStop and ShortStop Advantage Temporary Sharps Holders address the potential safety issues associated with accidental needle sticks. Its extensive line of color-coded Medallion Syringes and the PAL Pen and Label Medication Labeling System comply with patient safety initiatives of The Joint Commission and are designed to help minimize mix-ups in administering medication. It also offers waste management products to help avoid accidental exposure to contaminated fluids such as Occupational Safety and Health Administration compliant waste disposal basins: the BackStop, BackStop+, MiniStop, MiniStop+, and DugOut. The Company offer devices used to gain and maintain vascular access while protecting the clinician from accidental cuts and needle sticks during procedures such as the Futura Safety Scalpel and angiography needles such as the Merit Advance and the SecureLoc Safety Introducer Needle. It also offers sheath introducers such as Prelude and mini access kits such as MAK and S-MAK, designed to provide clinicians with smooth, less traumatic, and convenient access to the patient's vasculature. The Company offers the Clo-Sur PLUS P.A.D, intended for the local management of bleeding wounds and the creation of a barrier to bacterial penetration. It also offers two independent, differentiated radial compression systems, the Finale Compression Device and the RADStat Radial Artery Compression Device. Its diagnostic guide wires are used to traverse vascular anatomy and aid in placing catheters and other devices such as the pre-coated InQwire Diagnostic Guide Wires. The Merit Laureate Hydrophilic Guide Wire promotes rapid catheter exchanges and minimizes friction. It also offers the BowTie Guide Wire Insertion Device, used to facilitate alignment of the proximal end of a micro guide wire into the tip of a device such as a dilator, introducer, or catheter. It also offers torque devices such as SeaDragon and H2O Torq, which are guide wire steering tools that can be used on both standard and hydrophilic guide wires. Its diagnostic catheter offering includes Impress line of peripheral catheters and the Performa line of cardiology catheters. The Company has developed hemostasis valves, MAP Merit Angioplasty Packs and angioplasty accessories such as the Honor, AccessPLUS, Access-9, DoublePlay, MBA, and the Passage. It offers embolic microspheres and particles and embolic delivery systems such as Embosphere Microspheres and EmboGold Microspheres, HepaSphere Microspheres, QuadraSphere Micropsheres and Bearing nsPVA Particles.
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