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The (re)evolution continues…

Since our inception in 1972 as a company solely focused on manufacturing stainless steel guidewires, Argon Medical has evolved as a leader in manufacturing thrombus management, dialysis and vascular tools, as well as complete portfolios of drainage catheters and bone and soft tissue biopsy needles.

The spirit of innovation thrives as we focus on improving the lives of caregivers and patients by delivering best-in-class medical device products, programs and services. And our commitment to quality is unwavering---achieved through the dedication of 800 highly-skilled employees globally. For years, medical professionals worldwide have trusted us to deliver consistent clinical performance.

Plant Worker

Krystal Utubor

Argon Medical has given me an opportunity to develop my knowledge of design controls practices and build problem solving skills while managing challenging and diverse projects.

Krystal Utubor, Senior Project Engineer

Our History

  • 1972

    Argon Medical is founded in Garland, Texas, by James Eddings to market a proprietary guidewire.

  • 1973

    Needles added to Argon Medical Product Offering.

  • 1975

    Argon Medical introduces disposable angiography drapes.

  • 1976

    Dilators added to Argon Medical product offering.

  • 1976

    Specialty drapes product line is added to Argon Medical portfolio.

  • 1983

    Argon Medical begins marketing introducer sheaths.

  • 1983

    Argon Medical enters the custom procedure pack business for cardiology and radiology.

  • 1991

    Argon Medical introduces Jawz™ biopsy forceps, thermodilution and pulmonary artery catheters.

  • 2002

    Argon Medical launches Sniper Elite™ hydrophilic guidewire.

  • 2003

    Argon Medical launches the One Step™ Introducer and the ArgoGuide hydrophilic guidewire.

  • 2010

    Argon Medical purchases extended dwell catheter portfolio from Becton Dickinson.

  • 2010

    Argon Medical licenses OPTION™ Vena Cava Filter, CLEANER™ Rotational Thrombectomy System and UltraStream™ Dialysis Catheters.

  • 2013

    Argon Medical expands portfolio with purchase of Angiotech's interventional products business.

  • 2014

    Argon Medical acquires US Biopsy and adds TLAB Transjugular Liver Biopsy Instrument to portfolio.

  • 2015

    Argon Medical acquires OptionELITE™ Retrievable Vena Cava Filter, the CLEANER™ Rotational Thrombectomy System and the UltraStream™ Chronic Dialysis Catheter.