WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 4, 2019 – The Association of Medical Device Reprocessors (AMDR), the global trade association representing the interests of the professional medical device reprocessing industry, is proud to announce the addition of NEScientific Inc. and ReNu Medical, Inc. to its membership roster.  By participating in AMDR, member companies demonstrate a collaborative commitment to quality standards, promote education and expand reprocessing services to bring increased value to hospitals without sacrificing care quality.  The growth in AMDR’s membership base is indicative of the significant growth the reprocessing industry has experienced due to the cost-savings potential reprocessing delivers to hospitals and surgical centers.
NEScientific and ReNu Medical bring to AMDR’s membership unique product offerings and reprocessing techniques and technology.  They also bring AMDR’s total membership to seven companies, experts in validated cleaning, disinfection, sterilization and medical device performance.  NEScientific brings unique product offerings in the cardiovascular and ablative catheter area and ReNu Medical’s “Green” High Level Disinfection (HLD) process for non and semi-critical devices delivers a non-toxic, environmentally-preferable approach to reprocessing. AMDR promotes reprocessing as an important strategy to reduce healthcare cost and waste. Single use device (SUD) reprocessing is strictly regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
“The increasingly sophisticated nature of professional reprocessing companies results in new products and better processes thathelp to lower the cost and environmental impact of healthcare,” said Dan Vukelich, president of AMDR.  “AMDR is proud to have NEScientific and ReNu Medical as part of our team.”
Since AMDR’s founding in 1997, medical device reprocessing and the value it provides to healthcare systems has grown tremendously – from a $20 million industry in the U.S. in 2000, to an estimated half billion dollar industry in the U.S. today.  AMDR’s members serve most U.S. hospitals, including nearly all of the country’s Honor Roll hospitals, as listed by U.S. News & World Report.
AMDR was founded to promote the legal, regulatory and trade interests of the medical device reprocessing industry.  Having played a key role in establishing reprocessing, AMDR protects the industry’s interests and advocates for reprocessing to play a defining role in the evolution and utilization of new medical device technologies.
About NEScientific Inc.
NEScientific Inc (Northeast Scientific) of Waterbury, Connecticut has 14 years’ experience reprocessing for the 50 states, Latin America, Europe and the middle east.  Northeast Scientific is the market leader in high-end medical device reprocessing and remanufacturing, with several endovascular products in development.  Two board-certified vascular surgeons guide and inspire day-to-day operations.  Their oversight of NES policy and operations is the key to their success, empowering NES to provide the professional reassurance that concerned surgeons seek regarding quality and reliability in a healthcare world that is rapidly refocusing on cost-savings.  Northeast Scientific reprocesses RF Smart ablation catheters including the ClosureFAST and IVUS (Philips Volcano IVUS) and is the original manufacturer of EsoSure Esophageal Retrator Sylets, among other products.   For more information, please visit https://www.smarthealth-care.com/about-us .
About ReNu Medical, Inc.
ReNu Medical, Inc., of Everett, Washington, an affiliate of Arjo Inc., is a 100% green medical device reprocessing company.  Through their Arjo Pure Reprocessing Program, they specialize in reprocessing non-invasive devices such as DVT garments, pulse oximeter probes, lateral transfer matts and several other SUDs.  ReNu’s green high-level disinfection (HLD) technology employs a water-based process with no harmful toxic chemicals or dangerous air emissions.  Using their proven HLD technology, ReNu delivers reprocessing services to healthcare partners nationwide.  For additional information, visit: https://renumedical.com/
About AMDR
Founded over 20 years ago, AMDR is the global trade association consisting of members of the regulated, commercial single-use device reprocessing and remanufacturing industry. AMDR represents the reprocessing industry, promotes reprocessing as an important healthcare strategy that helps hospitals and healthcare providers increase quality, reduce costs and improve patient care, and protects the interests of its members in regulation, legislation and standard-setting world-wide.
Having played a key role in the establishment of the reprocessing industry, AMDR continues to push the medical technology industry and lead the way for reprocessing to play a defining role in the evolution and utilization of new device technologies.
Contact: Dan Vukelich, President at dvukelich@amdr.org or 202-747-6566