DirectMed Parts & Service, LLC, a Poway, Calif.-based medical imaging parts, systems, and service company, has acquired Omaha, Neb.-based ScanMed, LLC, a provider of MRI coil design, manufacture, and repair. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.
Founded in 2004, ScanMed is an OEM-certified MRI coil company that designs and repairs MRI coils for GE Healthcare, Siemens, Philips, and Canon/Toshiba systems, among others. The company’s proprietary coils include the Procure™ prostate coil, pediatric blanket and brain coils, spine, vascular, and several extremity coils.
Both ScanMed and DirectMed are certified and compliant with ISO 13485:2016, the quality management system that meets the most rigorous regulations for the medical device marketplace.
Brad de Koning, president and CEO of DirectMed, comments: “For over 10 years, ScanMed has been our go-to vendor for the most complicated MRI coil repairs. All of us at DirectMed are delighted to partner with Dr. Jones and his team of highly capable physicists, electrical engineers, RF repair technicians, and customer support personnel. There will be no changes to the ScanMed brand, the Omaha operation, or their commitment to their entire healthcare client base.”
ScanMed Founder Randall Jones, PhD, MBA, also addressed the merger, stating: “Combining DirectMed’s leading parts inventory, financial resources, and global distribution with ScanMed’s MRI coil products and repair services produces ‘wins all around’ for our companies and clients,” says Jones. “Our strategic plan included building ScanMed’s MRI coil distribution and repair footprint in Europe. With DirectMed’s Danish subsidiary LBN Medical ApS, that vision will now come true—thus bringing the best of the U.S. to Europe.”
What’s more, Tanner LoRusso, DirectMed’s vice president of sales, says, the partnership expands DirectMed’s MRI coil repair and supply capabilities. “Moreover, it will materially expand our technical support capabilities for our end-customers, the field service engineers and biomedical engineers,” LoRusso adds. “Lastly, ScanMed directly supports our mission to extend the life of medical imaging equipment to improve access, reduce waste, and lower healthcare costs.”