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New Brightree CEO strives to make HME providers easier to work with

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01/03/2017

ATLANTA – Matt Mellott has been to Medtrade before, as an HME provider. But this year, he’s at the show as the new CEO of Brightree and as the keynote speaker for the company’s pre-Medtrade Brightree Summit.

VGM Fulfillment strikes a nerve

‘The distribution piece of the business is the most cumbersome’
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12/30/2016

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM Fulfillment has been processing and shipping CPAP supplies on behalf of HME providers for nearly six years, but 2016 was a banner year.

By the end of the year, it was shipping supplies for more than 1,000 locations.

SCA makes play for broader, elevated presence

Acquisition of BSN Medical ‘complements us in an excellent way,’ says president and CEO
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12/23/2016

STOCKHOLM – SCA plans to buy BSN Medical from private equity group EQT Partners AB for $2.9 billion, giving the company a toehold in the higher growth and higher margin advanced wound care market and setting the stage for the spinoff of its hygiene business.

PE firm TPG buys Mediware

‘We will see increased investment in the next 24 months,” says CEO
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12/23/2016

LENEXA, Kan. – Mediware CEO Thomas Mann believes a new investor will help the company transition its HME and home infusion customers to CareTend and help it further build out the business management software.

Quantum Rehab sponsors seat elevation study

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12/22/2016

EXETER, Pa. – Quantum Rehab is sponsoring a Georgia Tech study examining how power adjustable seat height can affect the everyday lives of wheelchair users.

Mediware gets new PE owner

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12/21/2016

LENEXA, Kan. – TPG Capital, the private equity fund of alternative asset firm TPG, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Mediware Information Systems from private equity firm Thoma Bravo.

SCA to buy BSN for 2.74 billion euros

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12/20/2016

STOCKHOLM – SCA has entered into an agreement to acquire BSN Medical from the private equity group EQT Partners AB for 2.74 billion euros ($2.9 billion), it announced Dec. 19.

Harmar dials it up with new CEO

‘We really need to move into growth mode’ says backer
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12/16/2016

SARASOTA, Fla. – Private equity-backed Harmar is getting its second new CEO in less than three years.

MyPainAway takes top spot in retail

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11/30/2016

Topricin BioMedical took first place with its MyPainAway Fibro Cream at the 2016 biannual Innovative HME Retail Product Awards at Medtrade.

Cryogenic Solutions doubles down with Inventory Solutions

‘Over the years, the secondary market has really become mainstream’
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11/23/2016

INDIANAPOLIS and NEW YORK CITY – Cryogenic Solutions and Inventory Solutions are betting the secondary market for HME is hot and only going to get hotter.

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