GHX today announced the winners of the sixth annual Best In Class Awards, recognizing 30 medical-surgical manufacturers that have achieved significant market-share positions for distributed products through the end of 2008. Awards were given to companies that achieved the highest year-over-year market share growth in 35 different product categories and those that achieved the top share position in five specific markets. The awards were presented on June 3, 2009, during a recognition ceremony in Nashville at the ninth annual GHX Supply Chain Summit, the largest forum in the U.S. focused on both the buy and sell side of the healthcare supply chain.
Best In Class winners were determined using GHX Market Intelligence reports that analyze national distributed sales transaction data provided by 27 U.S. distributors. While manufacturers are not required to be GHX customers in order to qualify for or win the Best In Class awards, many of this year’s award winners leverage GHX Market Intelligence to gain market share.
“Despite the economic challenges that lowered the overall market growth rate in 2008 compared to recent years, the Best In Class winners outpaced the industry to achieve substantial growth in their respective markets and product categories,” said Ed McCauley, general manager, GHX Business Intelligence. “The success of these companies proves there are still significant opportunities in healthcare regardless of the economic climate.”
The 2009 GHX Best In Class market segment award winners were selected based on the highest sales volumes for 2008. They are as follows:
Long-Term Care: Medline Industries Inc.*
Treatment Centers: BD
Home Health Care: Abbott Laboratories
Physician Office: Inverness Medical Innovations Inc.*
* Also Best in Class product category award(s) recipient
The product category winners are as follows:
Adhesives, Bandages, Dressings & Sponges: Medline Industries Inc.***
Cardiology/Cardiovascular: Summit Doppler Systems Inc.
Catheters, Diagnostic & Therapeutic: Cook Group Inc.
Electromedical: Midmark Corp.
Enteral Feeding & Medical Nutritionals: Kimberly-Clark Corp.
Gloves: Sempermed Inc.
Hazardous Waste Control: Ecolab Inc.
Heat/Cold Therapy: Arizant Inc.
Hematology/Coagulation Reagents/Supplies: Inverness Medical Innovations Inc.
Immunology Reagents/Supplies: Quidel Corp.
Incontinence Products: Covidien****
Kits, Packs & Trays – Standard:
Kits, Packs & Trays – Custom: Medical Action Industries
Masks: Medline Industries Inc.***
Metal/Plastic/Paper Products: Georgia-Pacific Professional
Microbiology Reagents/Supplies: Meridian Bioscience Inc.
Needles & Syringes: NovoNordisk
Parenteral: B. Braun Medical Inc.**
Patient Care Products, Medical: Sage Products Inc.
Point of Care Testing (POCT) Reagents/Supplies: Bayer HealthCare
Pressure Monitoring: GE Healthcare
Respiratory: Masimo Corp.
Skin Care Products:
Solutions/Nutritional: B. Braun Medical Inc.**
Specimen Collection Kits and Supplies: Greiner Bio-One Inc.
Sterilization: 3M Medical Division
Surgical Instruments & Devices: Welch Allyn Inc.
Urinalysis Reagents/Supplies: Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc.
Urological: C. R. Bard, Inc.
Wound Care: Johnson & Johnson
Wound Staples & Endosurgery: Covidien****
Wound Staples & Sutures: Covidien****
Woven & Nonwoven Goods: Medline Industries Inc.***
**Recipient of two GHX Best In Class product category awards
***Recipient of three GHX Best In Class product category awards
****Recipient of four GHX Best In Class product category awards