By Liz White, UT contributing editorGelsenkirchen, Germany-Angiokard Medizintechnik GmbH & Co. KG, of Friedeburg, Germany, has acquired medical plastics specialist Fleima-Plastic GmbH, of Mörlenbach, Germany. The deal effectively took place 1 Jan 2004, Angiokard’s owner Masterflex AG said in a statement. Angiokard is a leading supplier of customised medical surgery kits, and specialises, as does Masterflex, in polyurethane-based products. Its new unit, Fleima-Plastic, produces technically sophisticated plastic injection moulded components for medical technology and supplies prominent medical technology groups, said Masterflex. “The acquisition of this highly profitable enterprise ideally complements Angiokard Medizintechnik’s existing business,” enabling the group to “extend its value chain by producing kit components in house in the future,” said the statement on the deal. “
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