March 7, 2008 - Medline Industries Inc. and 3M Health Care are forming an exclusive license and supply agreement for 3M's electrosurgical patient plates in the U.S.
Under this agreement, Medline has acquired the exclusive license and sales rights in the U.S. for 3M’s electrosurgical patient plates and accessories. Included are the 1100 series electrosurgical patient plates and the 9100 series universal patient plates with proprietary safety ring, according to companies. This product line will be sold under the Medline brand.
3M-brand patient plates are featured in national group purchasing contracts and are currently sold through several distribution channels, said the companies.