Gerresheimer buys German medical design firm

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REGENSBURG, GERMANY (Feb. 22, 12:30 p.m. ET) — German medical injection molder Gerresheimer AG took over medical design firm Item GmbH on Feb. 1.

The deal will bolster Regensburg-based Gerresheimer’s medical plastics division, the company said in a Feb. 22 news release.

Münster, Germany-based Item will operate as an independent subsidiary under the name Gerresheimer item GmbH. The unit has a staff of 20 designers and product developers.

“We aim to be involved in customer projects right from the initial product concept onwards,” said Andreas Schütte, member of the Gerresheimer board responsible for the Plastic Systems division, in a news release.