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Quick Overview

CardioQuip is a medical device manufacturer focused on the development and commercialization of patient temperature control and cardiovascular perfusion technology.

In Revenue
Founded in the Brazos Valley

CardioQuip is the leading U.S. manufacturer of a medical device known as a cooler-heater. Many types of medical procedures, especially those involving the heart and lungs, require cooler-heaters to regulate the patient’s temperature, making it a critical device during surgery.

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Their Story

Originally established in 2003 as a medical device refurbisher, CardioQuip leveraged years of conversations with medical professionals to design and manufacture their first device in 2011. With the introduction of the MCH-1000(i), CardioQuip launched a new generation of cooler-heaters, featuring intuitive design, simplified cleaning, and accurate temperature control. Two years later, CardioQuip released the MCH-1000(m) which offers full-size performance in a compact footprint. With an estimated 65% U.S. market share, CardioQuip currently has over 4500 devices in over 900 facilities nationwide.

How They Help

Each year, there are an estimated 500,000 open-heart surgeries performed in the U.S. In about 65% of those cases, a CardioQuip cooler-heater is used.  CardioQuip has over 4,800 devices in use, covering all 50 states, and 19 of the 20 'Best Hospitals for Cardiology & Heart Surgery' (US News & World Report, 2020). 

“Our roots run deep in the Brazos Valley. This community has been a great place for us to build a business and more importantly to raise a family. The Brazos Valley’s skilled workforce, business-friendly environment, and close proximity to major U.S. cities have positioned CardioQuip for continued growth.”
Doug Platt

Where They Are Going

Locally, CardioQuip has made a 10x investment in facilities, processes, and research and development. As part of that investment, CardioQuip strategically partnered with Texas A&M's Biomedical Engineering department to build an immersive internship program. To date, that program has spawned multiple full-time engineering positions and the subsequent development of next-generation CardioQuip devices. With a new 10,000 sq. ft. facility completed in 2019, CardioQuip continues to lay the groundwork in the Brazos Valley for its future growth.

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