Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Kinetic Concepts Inc. Sold for $5 Billion

KCI is the only manufacturer of the air-fluidized bed other than Hill-Rom that we know of.  About a week ago KCI was sold for 5 billion dollars.  KCI is the manufacturer of the AtmosAir support surface, one of those identified on the NDF website as having been proven effective in preventing pressure ulcers when used in conjunction with the NDF Prevention Protocol.  Hopefully the value of this sale indicates that a strong market for effective support surfaces is expected.