Vascutek and Bolton Medical merge to become Terumo Aortic

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Vascutek and Bolton Medical, subsidiaries of Terumo Corporation of Japan, have combined into a single, integrated business, Terumo Aortic, which is looking to grow its presence in the global aortic and vascular implants market. Terumo acquired Vascutek in 2002 and Bolton Medical in 2017.

As a combined business, Terumo Aortic aims to become recognised for its focus on individualised treatments that offer clinicians more options than ever before.

Terumo Aortic will have a combined revenue of nearly US$200m and over 1,100 employees worldwide. Its primary research and manufacturing facilities will remain in Glasgow, Scotland and Sunrise, Florida.

The combined offering includes advanced technologies such as surgical grafts for abdominal, cardiothoracic and peripheral applications as well as hybrid and catheter-based stent graft systems for abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms. These implants have already helped to save, or improve, the lives of over two million patients in over 100 countries worldwide.

Vascutek and Bolton Medical have been working to consolidate and streamline their complementary offerings for the past year. Significant focus has been placed on creating an integrated research and innovation strategy that will push the boundaries of the aortic and vascular implants market.

Paul Holbrook, president of Terumo Aortic, said: “This coming together of two organisations with highly advanced technologies will be transformative for physicians and the patients they serve.”

“We have woven together the products, services and expertise offered by our teams in Europe and the USA, enabling clinicians to meet the unique needs of their patients and redefine the treatment of aortic disease.”

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