Devices & Diagnostics

Invacare acquires negative-pressure wound therapy system

Home health products manufacturer Invacare (NYSE:IVC) has acquired a negative-pressure wound therapy system to be sold through its rental business for long-term care providers. But the Elyria, Ohio-based company wouldn’t reveal much more than that, such as the deal’s price or the company it acquired the technology from. Invacare revealed the acquisition in its (pdf) […]

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Invacare sees potential in long-term care equipment rentals market

As Invacare (NYSE:IVC) grapples with what it calls “slowness” in its markets, the medical equipment supplier illustrated with a recent acquisition one market in which it sees potential: rentals to long-term care providers like nursing homes and assisted-living facilities. The Elyria, Ohio-based company (pdf) announced last week when releasing its third-quarter earnings that it had […]

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Invacare lays off 50 workers worldwide

Home health equipment maker Invacare (NYSE:IVC) is laying off about 50 workers worldwide, citing a difficult economy and declining reimbursements to its customers. The layoffs are primarily hitting office workers and affect less than 1 percent of the Elyria, Ohio-based company’s 6,200 global workers, spokeswoman Lara Mahoney said. Mahoney partially blamed the layoffs on falling […]

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Invacare founders donate $5M to Case Western Reserve

J.B. Richey (left) and Malachi Mixon Invacare (NYSE:IVC) founders Malachi Mixon III and J.B. Richey II have made a $5 million donation to Case Western Reserve University that’s aimed at bolstering the university’s innovation initiatives. The gift will go toward the establishment of a Richey-Mixon Building, which would include space for Case’s school of engineering, […]


Invacare: New Medicare competitive bidding has little impact on business

Home health products maker  Invacare (NYSE: IVC) reported that a controversial new Medicare competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment has had “no significant impact” on its business. The Elyria, Ohio-based company said it expects the program to be “neutral” to its 2011 earnings, according to a statement announcing its second-quarter financial performance. The first […]

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Invacare adds BioEnterprise CEO to board

Home health equipment manufacturer Invacare (NYSE: IVC) has added the president and CEO of Cleveland nonprofit BioEnterprise to its board. Baiju Shah will join Elyria, Ohio-based Invacare’s board of directors, according to a company statement. BioEnterprise was started in 2002 to help Northeast Ohio biomedical companies grow their businesses. Prior to BioEnterprise, Shah worked with […]

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Invacare hires chief compliance officer

Home health equipment maker Invacare (NYSE:IVC) has hired a chief compliance officer who previously held the role with Endo Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ENDP). Colleen Craven’s role will be to ensure that Invacare is compliant with “relevant laws and regulations regarding the design, manufacture and distribution of medical devices,” according to a statement from the company. Invacare’s regulatory […]