On Monday, Cantel Medical Corporation (Hauppauge, New York) subsidiary Crosstex announced its acquisition of Accutron Inc., a manufacturer of conscious-sedation nitrous oxide delivery systems and nasal masks.
Andrew Whitehead, Crosstex senior vice president of business development, stated, “Crosstex continues to diversify and expand its product portfolio and the markets it serves, all directly related to improving and enhancing the patient experience as it relates to infection prevention, patient safety and comfort."
Whitehead added, "In the past 18 months we have acquired and become the market leader in dental unit waterlines with the acquisitions of DentaPureand Liquid Ultra, entered the industrial market with the acquisition of the NAMSA sterility assurance products division, and have now entered the small equipment/conscious sedation market with the acquisition of Accutron.”
“Conscious sedation and the safety and comfort of the patient have always been the focus of our company," said Accutron Vice President of Sales and Marketing Jonathan Blasdell. "From the very beginning we strived to be the market leader and market innovator in conscious sedation technology."
Blasdell added, “We firmly believe that by coming together as one and combining the strengths of the Crosstex marketing network, Accutron’s technology and manufacturing capabilities, and the continued utilization and professionalism of the PSA sales team, we can increase the understanding and expand the use of conscious sedation in dentistry.”
Conscious sedation in dentistry is used to put the patient in a relaxed state during a dental procedure and is widely used in general and pediatric dental practices. Conscious sedation decreases anxiety and physical movement. It can eliminate the need for local anesthesia in certain instances.
All Accutron products are FDA compliant, carry the CE Mark, are registered with Health Canada and manufactured in their ISO 13485 facility in Phoenix, AZ.
President and CEO of Crosstex Gary Steinberg commented, “With the strong support of our global distribution partners and our marketing/educational focus, we will elevate the awareness of conscious sedation as it relates to increased production for the dental practitioner as well as improving the patient experience in terms of infection prevention, safety and comfort. The addition of Accutron and their employees compliments our strategic vision. Their presence also strengthens our relationship within the dental community, both domestically and internationally, bringing increased awareness to our existing portfolio of infection prevention, safety and compliance products.”
Source: Crosstex press release 1 August 2016