CHICAGO—Douglas Medical Products Inc. will be the North American distributor of Melitek A.S. polymer products with health care industry applications, expanding the pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturer's reach.
"We wish to extend our sales presence in the U.S. and are, therefore, very enthusiastic to partner with Douglas Medical Products and capitalize on their success," Jesper Laursen, co-owner of the Norre Alslev, Denmark-based Melitek, said in a news release. "They have experience, capabilities, and a broad network within the health care community to help us establishsuccessful new opportunities for our materials in North America."
Under an agreement reached July 5, Douglas Medical will provide sales and technical support for Melitek's full line of polymer compounds. It also allows Houston-based Lion Polymers Inc. to continue to warehouse, ship and invoice Meliflex products in North America.
Based in Chicago, Douglas Medical provides services to the medical device, pharmaceutical and veterinary markets. Its key products include IV administration and surgical kits products.