Southmedic Inc.

50 Alliance Blvd., L4M 5K3 Barrie, Ontario

Telephone +1 705 720-1902
Fax +1 705 728-9537

This company is co-exhibitor of
Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce Inc.

Trade fair hall

  • Hall 16 / G42
 Interactive Plan

Hall map

MEDICA 2016 hall map (Hall 16): stand G42

Fairground map

MEDICA 2016 fairground map: Hall 16

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 05  Commodities and Consumer Goods
  • 05.18  Dressings for wounds

Dressings for wounds

Our products

Product category: Dressings for wounds

DWS12 SutureSafe®

SutureSafe® 1/2″ x 4 1/2″
Box of 30 Strips
3-packs of 10 x small SutureSafe® strips

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Nov 4, 2016

Southmedic to feature innovative EMS Products at MEDICA 2016

BARRIE, Ont. Sept. 9, 2016 – Canadian developer, manufacturer, and domestic distributor of a wide range of medical supplies, Southmedic Inc. returns to MEDICA, the world’s largest annual medical trade fair, November 14-17 in Düsseldorf, Germany where it will bring new focus on three target markets.

 “This year at MEDICA 2016 we’ll be showcasing the best of what we offer to distributors for acute care, for home care, and especially for EMS, emergency medical services,” says David Whiteside, Southmedic’s VP Sales and Marketing.  “In particular, we have an innovative product that solves a lot of problems on an ambulance for its paramedics.”

Oxy-MultiMaskTM is a revolutionary oxygen mask that is becoming very popular in the pre-hospital, EMS market.  This mask combines the delivery of high concentrations of oxygen, high humidity and aerosol treatments.  Instead of having multiple types of masks taking up lots of valuable space onboard an ambulance, paramedics are finding that they only need to carry Oxy-MultiMaskTM.  This saves valuable time and money. During a stressful emergency situation, patients do not want to wear a closed claustrophobic feeling mask.  Oxy-MultiMaskTM      is a very comfortable open style mask, facilitating a high compliance to oxygen therapy.

Oxy-MultiMaskTM ability to create a concentrated flow of oxygen means that less oxygen flow is required to maintain a prescribed SPO2.  Using less oxygen means that the oxygen cylinders onboard an ambulance last longer. 

Oxy-MultiMaskTM provides a targeted, concentrated flow of oxygen directed towards the mouth and nose.   This ‘virtual reservoir’ of concentrated oxygen maintains the prescribed SPO2 saturation levels while utilizing less oxygen flow.  Less oxygen is needed using Oxy-MultiMaskTM compared to traditional masks to achieve the same clinical outcome.   Decreased work of breathing is accomplished as the OxyMask wearer has direct access to an immediate concentration of oxygen.  Oxygen is conserved as a specific volume of gas is not required to maintain a concentration. By delivering a high concentration of oxygen at lower flows, total oxygen consumption is reduced. 

Oxy-MultiMask’sTM ability to target and concentrate oxygen flow at the area of utilization results in better clinical outcomes and oxygen gas savings.   This can have a significant positive impact on a hospital’s oxygen budget.  In addition Oxy-MultiMaskTM provides greater safety for rotary, fixed wing, and ground EMS/Fire transports.  Oxygen cylinders simply last longer and need to be changed less frequently.  This in another reason why Oxy-MultiMaskTM is the best mask for disaster preparedness, mass casualty and pandemic situations.

“What we’ll be striving for with potential distributors at MEDICA is to show them not just how good our products are, but how they can use them to bring greater value to the distributors’ own customers – in terms of better patient outcomes, greater operating efficiencies, higher levels of safety, and other factors important to medical device end users,” says VP Whiteside.

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About Southmedic Inc.

Established in 1983, Southmedic Inc. is a vertically integrated medical manufacturing company. Southmedic is comprised of three unique divisions: a Proprietary Business Unit that is extensively involved in the research, development, manufacturing and global distribution of proprietary products for the Respiratory and Surgical Specialties market; a Contract Manufacturing Business Unit that provides value-added clean-room contract manufacturing and assembly and a Domestic Distribution Division that focuses on proprietary as well as 3rd party specialty operating room products.

Earlier this year, Southmedic Inc. won the Platinum Club award as one of Canada’s best managed companies for its world-class management headed by Southmedic’s female President and CEO Lee MacDonald, for its world-class business practices, and for its medical device innovations.

To learn more about Southmedic, please visit us during MEDICA 2016 at the Ontario/Canada Pavilion, Hall 16, Booth G42.

In the meantime, you can locate Southmedic in “Companies & Products" on the medica-tradefair.com portal. As well, we encourage you to visit our southmedic.com website.

For further information, please contact:

David Whiteside, VP Sales and Marketing
Southmedic Inc.
50 Alliance Blvd, Ontario, L4M 5K3
T: 705 720 1902 ext. 302
E: dwhiteside@southmedic.com

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Established in 1983 Southmedic's Domestic Division is one of the largest independent distributors of operating room products in Canada with a dynamic and efficient sales force from coast to coast. We specialize in selling surgical and specialty operating room products that require in-service. Emphasising customer service, we focus on providing the technical support and knowledge that is essential to you.

Southmedic is a vertically integrated custom manufacturing facility, which specializes in Cleanroom Injection Molding of medical components. The design team provides state of the art 3D solid modeling capabilities. Our approach guarantees rapid delivery and cost effective tooling. A certified Class 100,000 clean room houses modern injection molding machines ranging from 35 to 300 tons. Controlled environment assembly facilities are also available.

Southmedic History

Southmedic was incorporated in 1983. The following corporate highlights outline our major events and growth.

2010 – 2012

Acquired OMI Safety Scalpel System.
Purchased Capnoxygen.
Launched CABO Safety Scalpel Cartridge.

2006 – 2009

Launched OxyMask, OxyPlus and OxyKid 24-90% worldwide. Lee McDonald was honoured with the Canadian Women Entrepreneur "Lifetime Achievement Award". Registered by SGS for certification to: ISO 13485:2003, MDD 93/42/EEC Annex II (European Medical Device .Directive), CMDCAS (Health Canada's Medical Device Conformity Assessment System). Acquired assets of Personna Medical Blade and Scalpel Division.

2001 - 2005

OxyArm was launched worldwide. Southmedic acquired Ultrafem contract. Building expanded to more than double its size, to 60,000 sq. ft. Received certification from notified body to IS0 13485: 2003, CMDCAS (Health Canada's Medical Device Conformity Assessment System), MDD 93/42/EEC Annex II (European Medical Device Directive), International Distributor of the year - Kirwan 2004, NAFTA Distributor of the year - Gyrus 2004, Outstanding Sales Performance of the year - Microline Pentax 2005.

1996 - 2000

Received ISO 9001 certification. Built a Certified Class 100,000 Injection Molding Clean Room. Acquired in-house 3D Solid Design capabilities to compliment our tooling facility. Lee McDonald was honoured with the Canadian Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Southmedic expanded exports to more than 45 countries worldwide. Purchased assets of M-Des Industries to further expand manufacturing capabilities and expertise. Expanded to 30,000 sq. ft. and grew to a staff of 55. Southmedic, with an average growth rate of 60% per year for the past 5 years is accepted as a member of Innovative Alliance, and organization recognizing Innovative Growth Firm. Established Corporate Advisory Board. R & D commenced for Southmedic's innovative product the OxyArmTM.

1991 - 1995

Expanded to a 4,000 sq ft. facility to accommodate the manufacturing of a drug closure system for world distribution. Founded the Canadian Specialty Distribution Division - to market specialty products to the operating room marketplace. Purchased a 14,000 sq ft. building on Alliance Boulevard. Southmedic staff expanded to 20. Purchased assets of Ericana Industries and expanded our manufacturing facility and capabilities to include in-house tooling and molding.

1986 - 1990

Launched the Aerosol T. Moved to our new 2,000 sq. ft. office - expanded staff to four employees.

1983 - 1985

Incorporated in Hamilton, Ontario to introduce the Anaeslock -a patented vaporizer interlock system. Established distribution to 20 countries worldwide. Designed and launched the Vapofil - a revolutionary vaporizer filling device. Moved to Barrie, Ontario.

Our reputation for quality, speed and integrity is recognized worldwide.


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Commodities and Consumer Good for Surgeries and Hospitals