Innovation breeds success

It’s been exciting to see all the new products recently launched here at Merit. At the recent Q1 2011 earnings conference call, CEO Fred Lampropoulos mentioned just a few of the “latest and greatest”. For more than 20 years, the name Merit Medical Systems, Inc. has been synonymous with innovative medical devices used in cardiology and radiology. From the first coronary control syringe launched in 1989 to the ASAP™ clot aspiration catheter that was recently launched in the USA, there has been a consistent flow of new products every year since the founding of the company. As a result of this continual innovation, sales revenues have responded by growing year after year without a single decline from a prior year. I’m even more excited about the new products in our product development pipeline . . . the best is yet to come!

Larry Tolman
VP of Business Analytics

A great loss – Bill Cook

Bill Cook, the founder of Cook Medical, is recognized by many as a pioneer for some of the core products commonly used in cardiology and radiology. His passing will be a great loss to his family, the company and to the entire medical device industry. I’d like to extend my condolences to the family and friends of Bill Cook and the employees of Cook Medical. He will not be forgotten. Antoine de Saint-Exupery captured my thoughts when he said, “He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.”

Larry Tolman
VP of Business Analytics