Sorin Group announces the acquisition of California Medical Laboratories


On 2 July, Sorin Group announced the acquisition of California Medical Laboratories (CalMed), a manufacturer of high quality cardiovascular cannulae, for US$14 million.

CalMed develops, manufactures and distributes a complete range of cannulae, catheters and accessories for cardiac surgery. Available in more than 45 countries worldwide, CalMed products are approved by the FDA and are CE marked for commercialisation in the European Union. In 2011 Fiscal Year (ended 30 September 2011) CalMed reported revenues of almost US$8 million.

This acquisition represents an ideal complement to Sorin existing cannulae offering and to the recent acquisition of the Estech minimally invasive cannulae product line.

“This deal confirms Sorin Group’s commitment to further strengthen our presence in the cannulae segment and consolidate our relationship with cardiac surgeons and clinical perfusionists worldwide,” said Michel Darnaud, president, Cardiopulmonary Business Unit and Intercontinental, Sorin Group.

“We believe that building on CalMed’s rich product offering and pipeline and leveraging on Sorin’s global sales network will drive to a significant adoption of these products by cardiac surgeons worldwide,” said Mehmet Bicakci, president and CEO, CalMed.