Maplewood, MN. WR Medical Electronics Co., makers of Therabath paraffin therapy and a Maplewood, Minnesota-based medical device manufacturer, has announced the acquisition of the physical medicine and dental business of Life-Tech International, a Texas-based medical device manufacturer. This acquisition consists of the Iontophoresis medical devices, accessories and Geltrodes™ used primarily in physical therapy for pain management, and in the dental market for symptoms of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and temporomandibular disorder (TMD).
WR Medical Electronics has sold Life-Tech’s Iontophoresis device the Iontophor™ and Geltrode™ return pads for many years in conjunction with their autonomic and neurologic testing labs sold Internationally.
“The Life-Tech manufactured products have been the most comprehensive and consistent of any competing brands we have used,” says Peggy Skinner, vice president of sales at WR Medical Electronics Co. “The Life-Tech physical medicine and dental products fit very well with our other products for temporary pain relief.”
Physicians and researchers worldwide rely on WR Medical Electronics Co. for scientifically validated equipment and exceptional support. WR Medical Electronics is a privately held single-location Minnesota-based FDA manufacturing facility comprised of two divisions in addition to the new physical medicine and dental product line recently acquired from Life-Tech.
The Therabath Professional Thermotherapy division includes the Therabath Professional Paraffin Wax Bath, Refill Paraffin wax and paraffin treatment accessories and is marketed primarily for chronic arthritis joint pain management, rehabilitation and spa use. Since 1962, physicians, physical therapists and arthritis specialists have recommended the Therabath Paraffin Therapy Bath because warm paraffin therapy is one of the most effective methods for delivering heat to aching, stiff joints. Paraffin wax has a high heat capacity, meaning it is able to absorb and retain a great amount of heat.
The neurophysiology and ENT divisions consist of facial nerve monitoring, autonomic function testing devices, sweat testing and cardiac testing equipment.