Viscot Medical, LLC is pleased to announce its acquisition of the business of OP‐marks, Inc. of Bogart, Georgia, effective Friday October 3rd. With this acquisition Viscot Medical becomes leading global manufacturer of surgical skin markers, medication labels, and patient safety products offering the widest variety of surgical marker tips and sizes. Surgeons around the world use surgical markers to clearly mark the surgical site prior to surgery to prevent ‘Wrong Site Surgery’, limiting a leading cause of medical malpractice losses and preventable patient pain and suffering.
OP Marks, Inc was founded in 2004 by a plastic surgeon to design skin markers and other patient safety products. Its line of mini surgical markers and other patient safety products are extremely popular and innovative. The daily business of OP‐marks will remain unchanged as it will be conducted by Viscot Medical’s newly formed division, OP‐Marks Medical, L.L.C. headquartered at 35A West Street, East Hanover, New Jersey. Katherine Lober, Founder and President of OP‐marks, Inc., stated, ‘We are proud to associate OP‐Marks with Viscot and bring together two innovators in surgical marking devices and patient safety products. Viscot shares our dedication to meeting and exceeding its customers’ needs.’
‘The joining of our two firms will strengthen our position in the surgical marketplace and consolidate our efforts to reduce patient safety errors and improve surgical outcomes,’ said Gary Pieringer, CEO of Viscot Medical.
Viscot Medical, LLC is a rapidly growing 40 year old medical products company. It products are sold globally in more than 40 countries. The company is ISO 13485 certified and is a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.