CORPAK Acquires Merck Serono's UK Gastroenterology Sales and

CORPAK Acquires Merck Serono's UK Gastroenterology Sales and
Distribution Operation 
BUFFALO GROVE, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 10/02/12 --  CORPAK MedSystems,
Inc., a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of medical
devices for the enteral-feeding and bedside-location markets, today
announced it will acquire the gastroenterology sales and distribution
operation of Merck Serono Limited in the UK and Ireland. Merck Serono
had previously served as CORPAK's distribution partner for the
"The acquisition of the Merck Serono gastroenterology business
strengthens our presence in Europe and our direct operation will
support high levels of customer service and continued growth," says
Tom Kuhn, President of CORPAK. "I would like to thank the employees
at Merck Serono for their support in building the CORPAK business in
the UK and Republic of Ireland."  
"The gastroenterology business is a strong and growing operation in
the UK and Ireland, but Merck Serono has made a strategic decision to
focus on our core pharmaceutical business," explains Charles Dring,
Commercial Director of Merck Serono Limited. "We have been working
very closely with CORPAK to make the transition as seamless as
possible for our customers." 
There will be no change to the product range and all CORPAK products
will continue to be available on the current codes and prices. The
acquisition keeps relationships with existing sub-distributors
"We are especially pleased to be able to welcome the gastroenterology
employees from Merck Serono to the CORPAK family," says Jeff Blair,
CEO of CORPAK. "We are confident that the UK and Ireland team will
continue the history of excellence and dedication that has benefitted
our customers in the past." 
"This acquisition represents an important step in expanding our
international presence and we look forward to continuing to provide
our innovative, quality products to the European market," added Eric
Larson, Chairman of the CORPAK Board. 
CORPAK MedSystems UK ( 
 The Beehive, City
 Gatwick, RH6 0PA
 Tel: +44 (0) 129 380 4769
 Fax: +44 (0) 129
380 4770
About CORPAK MedSystems, Inc. ( 
MedSystems, Inc. is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer
of innovative medical devices focused on the enteral-feeding and
bedside-location markets, including the company's flagship CORTRAK
computer-guided system that enables real-time visualization of the
feeding-tube tip during placement. The company has established the
leading market position in premium branded, adult, long-term
nasogastric feeding tubes and offers a broad portfolio of other
high-quality enteral products, including gastrostomy feeding tubes,
gastric-pressure relief devices, and enteral-feeding safety devices.
Founded in 1979, CORPAK was acquired by Linden Capital Partners in
August 2008 from Cardinal Health. The company has recently moved to a
new state-of-the-art facility just north of Chicago in Buffalo Grove,
Company Contact: 
Jill Lazar
Media Contact: 
Lynn Hood
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