Helix Medical and MedVenture Technology Announce Name Change to Freudenberg Medical

CARPINTERIA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Freudenberg
Group
strengthens its commitment to the medical device and
pharmaceutical industries by introducing Freudenberg Medical as its new
umbrella brand. Helix
Medical
and MedVenture
Technology
are now called Freudenberg Medical. The new brand
emphasizes the business group’s role as a global development and
innovation partner to the medical device and pharmaceutical industries.

Freudenberg Medical directs the activities of the Freudenberg Group into
the fields of medical and pharmaceutical applications. Freudenberg
Medical develops and manufactures specialty components and minimally
invasive device solutions for medical device OEMs worldwide. Under the
HelixMark® and PharmaFocus® Premium brands Freudenberg Medical offers
silicone tubing and related products to the pharmaceutical industry.
MedVenture Technology specializes in the development and manufacture of
minimally invasive systems and catheters. Freudenberg Medical also
develops and markets proprietary Ear, Nose & Throat applications under
the InHealth® Technologies brand. As part of the Freudenberg Group and
with over 40,000 associates around the globe, Freudenberg Medical has
access to a unique network of research and development facilities and
can support customers from material and design optimization to mass
production of complete medical devices.

”Since we selected Helix Medical as our company name our enterprise has
grown exponentially, both organically and through acquisitions, and we
have significantly broadened our capabilities. Our new brand,
Freudenberg Medical, underlines our commitment to be the preferred
global development and innovation partner for medical device and
pharmaceutical customers,” said Jorg Schneewind, President and CEO of
Freudenberg Medical.

Freudenberg Medical also holds a 50% share of two joint venture
companies − VistaMed, a leading manufacturer of catheters and catheter
components, and Cambus Medical, a manufacturer of metal hypotubes for
catheter systems. Today Freudenberg Medical has ten production sites
located in the United States, Costa Rica, Germany, Ireland and China,
all equipped with certified cleanrooms and registered by the FDA.

For more information on Freudenberg Medical visit www.FreudenbergMedical.com

About the Freudenberg Group

Freudenberg is a global technology group that strengthens its customers
and society long-term through forward-looking innovations. Together with
its partners, customers and the world of science, the Freudenberg Group
develops leading-edge technologies and excellent products and services
for more than 30 markets and for thousands of applications. Strength of
innovation, strong customer orientation, diversity, and team spirit are
the cornerstones of the Group. The 166-year-old company holds strong to
its core values: a commitment to excellence, reliability and pro-active,
responsible action. In 2014, the Freudenberg Group employed over 40,000
people in 60 countries worldwide and generated sales of more than $8
billion.

Contacts

Freudenberg Medical
Holly Bruning, + (949) 500-7554
holly.bruning@helixmedical.com

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