A Company

Built On Innovation

Argon Medical Devices manufactures cutting-edge specialty medical devices for interventional radiology, vascular surgery, interventional cardiology and oncology.  Since our founding in 1972, we’ve established a reputation for our ability to deliver innovative products, consistent clinical performance, superior service and exceptional value.

Our Company Continues

To Grow and Evolve

1,000 + Employees

Our 1,000+ employees worldwide serve a growing global network of hospitals, clinics and medical facilities in more than 114 countries. While our company continues to grow and evolve, we remain firmly committed to improving the lives of patients and caregivers through the innovation, manufacturing and delivery of best-in-class medical devices and superior service.

The Argon Family of Brands

Around the world, our spirit of innovation is brought to life through Option™ELITE, Cleaner™, BioPince™Ultra, SKATER™, Scorpion® and other Argon brands. We serve over 5,000 customers directly through our internal sales organization, as well as through long-standing relationships with medical device distributors and strategic partners. We also serve as the contracted manufacturing partner for other medical device firms. 

Scorpion® is a registered trademark of Hatch Medical, LLC.

A Diverse Company With Shared Values

We believe “better” is not a destination; it’s a continual process rooted in innovation and propelled by a culture that nurtures responsiveness, respect, results, people and doing things the right way. Our team is diverse, but we’re all united in our commitment to our core values:


We do things the right way and perform as promised.


We always treat others the way we want to be treated.


We operate with a sense of urgency and accountability.


We do our best to attract, develop and retain top talent.


We aim to deliver exceptional outcomes in all we do.

A History Of Innovation

Though our product portfolio has changed throughout our 50-year history, our goal to provide healthcare professionals with the tools they need to improve efficacy, efficiency and outcomes remains the same. Here are a few recent highlights from our journey:


Argon was founded as a guidewire manufacturer. The company got its name because argon gas is used in the process of tipping some guidewires. Over time, Argon adds fluid management and convenience tray product lines before restructuring and refocusing in 2009.


Argon Medical is purchased by Roundtable Healthcare Partners and shifts its company’s strategic focus to physician-preference products for interventional procedures.


Argon Medical acquires Becton Dickinson’s critical care business and PICC business.


Argon licenses the Cleaner Rotational Thrombectomy System from Rex Medical Cleaner. 


Argon licenses the Option IVC Filter from Rex Medical Option. 


Argon acquires the interventional business from AngioTech Interventional, adding the BioPince, Supercore, and Tru-core soft-tissue biopsy devices and SKATER drainage catheters to the product portfolio. Argon adds manufacturing facilities in Wheeling, IL, and Rochester, NY.


Argon acquires US Biopsy and adds the TLAB transjugular liver biopsy set to the portfolio.


Argon purchases the OptionELITE IVC filter, the Cleaner Rotational Thrombectomy Systems and the UltraStream Dialysis Catheter from Rex Medical.


Argon sells its critical care business to Merit Medical.


Argon recapitalizes and accelerates growth of organic R&D.


Argon launches the BioPince Ultra full-core biopsy instrument.


Argon launches the SKATER Safety Centesis portfolio.


Argon launches the Single-Loop and Triple-Loop IVC Filter Retrieval Kits.


Argon launches the Scorpion Portal Access Sets and the Halo Single-Loop Snare portfolio. Argon also acquires mold manufacturer Matrex in Portage, WI.


Argon launches the SuperCore Advantage Semi-Automatic Biopsy Instrument and the Kodiak™ Dual Port Coaxial Introducer Kit.

Imagine Better

Our relentless pursuit of better comes through in everything we do. Browse our products and get to know the Argon family of brands.

Talk To Us

Together, we can find better ways to improve outcomes and efficacy. Contact us today for more information or to arrange a consultation.

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