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The purchase of Medron expands the contract manufacturing capabilities of Flexan for the medical device industry through a combination of elastomer component molding, device design, secondary operations and diversified global manufacturing locations.

PlasticsToday Staff

December 6, 2016

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Flexan acquisition: Where the rubber meets the medtech outsourcing road

Custom rubber molding company Flexan LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Flexan Medical Holdings LLC (Chicago), announced that it has acquired Medron Inc. (Salt Lake City, UT), a contract manufacturer serving medical device OEMs. The medtech industry increasingly is seeking outsourcing partners with one-stop shops, according to Jim Fitzgerald, President and CEO of Flexan Medical Holdings, and the purchase of Medron responds to this industry trend. “Medron’s design-to-manufacturing services and ongoing manufacturing support aligns well with Flexan’s production of silicone components for short and long-term implantable applications,” said Fitzgerald.

“The addition of Medron significantly enhances our contract manufacturing service offerings through the combination of world-class elastomer component molding, device design, secondary operation services and diversified global manufacturing locations”, said Ron Labrum, Operating Partner at Linden Capital Partners. (Flexan Medical Holdings LLC is a portfolio company of Linden.) “Furthermore, it is our strategic imperative to continue to invest in our service offerings for our global customers,” added Labrum, who serves as Chairman of Flexan Medical Holdings LLC.

Founded in 1946, Flexan has more than 500 employees and three manufacturing facilities, and operates two distinct but complementary business units (FMI and Flexan). FMI delivers cleanroom manufactured silicone rubber molded components for use in Class II disposable and Class III implantable medical devices. Flexan is a custom molder with expertise in molding difficult geometries and bonding rubber to metal.

Medron provides outsourcing services that include high-volume manufacturing, customer private label operations, design engineering, product development and prototyping, and has expertise in a range of materials, including medical-grade urethanes, silicones and engineering thermoplastics. 

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