Press Release


For Immediate Release (July 27, 2006) -
Huestis Medical, a manufacturer of radiotherapy equipment and remanufacturer of diagnostic imaging equipment, has been purchased by Best Medical International, Inc.

Best Medical and its family of companies manufacture a wide array of radiotherapy products.  Based in Springfield, Virginia, Best Medical also has facilities in Ottawa & Vancouver, Canada; Dijon, France; Düsseldorf, Germany; Nashville, Tennessee; and Norcross, Georgia.

Huestis Medical, headquartered in Bristol, Rhode Island since 1975, is a well-known manufacturer of ISO 9001:2000 quality radiotherapy products, which include the Huestis·Cascade NT® radiographic/fluoroscopic simulator, the Huestis Styro-Former® manual block cutter and the Huestis Compu·Cutter® III computerized block cutter for IMRT and other radiotherapy procedures.  In addition, Huestis Medical manufactures collimators for a range of X−ray applications and radiotherapy accessories.

Huestis subsidiaries Huestis ARI (American Radiographics, Inc.), Pro-Tronics and Huestis Industrial were also included in the sale.  Huestis ARI, located in Taunton, MA, and Chicago based Huestis Pro-Tronics, are ISO 9001:2000 diagnostic imaging specialists who offer thoroughly remanufactured equipment ranging from GE AMX Portables, GE R & F Rooms, and OEC C-Arms to Liebel-Flarsheim Urology Suites.  Each thoroughly remanufactured unit is supplied with all necessary electrical, mechanical, and cosmetic upgrades, providing the crisp imaging and clean operation of a brand new unit.

Huestis Industrial, headquartered in Bristol, RI, is a dynamic global leader in specialized wire, cable and fiber optic machine production.  ISO 9001:2000 registered manufacturing supports the acclaimed Air-Miser air-wipes, Bendmaster IITM CNC tube bender, Cable Jacket Stripper, pay-off / take-up stands, accumulators, buncher payoff stands, standard and fiber-optic spoolers.  Huestis is also the exclusive N.A. distributor of PWM cold pressure welders and dies.

For almost 30 years, Best Medical International has been serving the radiation therapy community worldwide under the same ownership.  In addition to prostate brachytherapy seeds, accessories, and fiducial markers, Best supplies ultrasound, stepper/stabilizer, software, brachy chair and other accessories and instrumentation needed for complete brachytherapy programs.

Huestis and its subsidiaries will now be a part of TeamBest™, which will continue to diversify its products and services.  TeamBest™ is known for providing the best products and services to the healthcare community that will benefit patients around the world.

Huestis Medical
68 Buttonwood Street
Bristol, RI 02809
Contact: Michael Doherty
Phone: 401−253−5500

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