GHX Announces 2010 Best-in-Class Med/Surg Product Category Award Winners


GHX today announced the product category winners of the seventh annual Best-in-Class Awards, recognizing 29 medical-surgical manufacturers in 34 different product categories.

Best-in-Class status is determined through a combination of year-over-year market share growth and total market share through the end of 2009. The winners will be honored at the 10th annual GHX Supply Chain Summit in Orlando, March 29-31, 2010 – the largest event in healthcare that focuses on the entire supply chain and brings participants together to address common issues.

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.

“During 2009, we saw some interesting trends emerge in the medical-surgical marketplace, with decreased spending in many areas and stability and even growth in others,” said Ed McCauley, vice president of e-sourcing and business intelligence at GHX. “By leveraging comprehensive and accurate market insights, this year’s Best-in-Class winners were able to navigate the complexities of this healthcare environment and remain competitive despite the down economy. The performance of these companies proves that there continue to be market opportunities for manufacturers if they know where to target their sales efforts.”

The 2010 Best-in-Class product category winners, per category/company are as follows:

Adhesives, Bandages, Dressings & Sponges: Hartmann USA Inc.

Cardiology/Cardiovascular: Terumo Corp.

Catheters, Diagnostic & Therapeutic: Cook Group Inc.

Electromedical: Midmark Corp.

Electrosurgical: Covidien**

Enteral Feeding & Medical Nutritionals: Abbott Nutrition

Gloves: Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Hazardous Waste Control: Ecolab Inc.

Heat/Cold Therapy: Arizant Inc.

Hematology/Coagulation Reagents/Supplies: Inverness Medical Innovations Inc.

Immunology Reagents/Supplies: Meridian Bioscience, Inc.**

Incontinence Products: Attends Healthcare Products, Inc.

Kits, Packs & Trays – Standard: B. Braun Medical Inc.**

Kits, Packs & Trays – Custom: AVID Medical Inc.

Masks: Medline Industries Inc.

Metal/Plastic/Paper Products: Georgia-Pacific Professional

Microbiology Reagents/Supplies: Meridian Bioscience, Inc.**

Needles & Syringes: Baxa Corp.

Ostomy: Coloplast**

Parenteral: CareFusion Corp.**

Patient Care Products, Medical: Sage Products Inc.

Pressure Monitoring: GE Healthcare

Respiratory: Masimo Corp.

Skin Care Products: GOJO Industries Inc.

Solutions/Nutritional: B. Braun Medical Inc.**

Specimen Collection Kits and Supplies: Owen Mumford Ltd.

Sterilization: 3M Medical Division

Surgical Instruments & Devices: CareFusion Corp.**

Urinalysis Reagents/Supplies: Quantimetrix Corp.

Urological: Coloplast**

Wound Care: Mölnlycke Health Care

Wound Staples & Endosurgery: Applied Medical Resources

Wound Staples & Sutures: Covidien**

Woven & Nonwoven Goods: Cardinal Health Hospital Supply/Sci Products

 **Recipient of two GHX Best-in-Class product category awards                

GHX Market Intelligence tracks and reports on more than $35.5 billion of distributed sales for medical-surgical and clinical laboratory supplies and devices.

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