Halma acquires Brazilian blood pressure monitor manufacturer

Halma acquires Brazilian blood pressure monitor manufacturer.

SunTech acquires blood pressure monitor product line.

Halma has made two new acquisitions, including its first acquisition in South America, that will help expand its range of blood pressure monitoring products and extend its reach into healthcare in developing markets.

Cardios heart and blood pressure monitorsCardios is a Brazil-based designer and manufacturer of ambulatory ECG recorders and ambulatory blood pressure monitors. These are used by cardiologists and general practitioners to diagnose and prevent heart and blood vessel related diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, heart attacks, and heart arrhythmias. They are similar or complementary to products currently manufactured and marketed by Halma’s Medical sector.

Cardios will be part of Halma’s Medical sector and its CEO and management team will continue to operate the business out of its current location.

In addition, Halma’s subsidiary SunTech Medical, based in North Carolina USA, has purchased a range of non-invasive blood pressure (NIBP) devices from CAS Medical Systems (CASMED). These new NIBP monitoring products provide SunTech with more clinical grade options for OEM customers seeking NIBP technology for multi-parameter monitors, EMS defibrillators, haemodialysis machines and various other clinical monitoring devices.

Andrew Williams, Halma’s Chief Executive, commented:

“Cardios and CASMED NIBP are great examples of how Halma can strengthen both the geographic footprint and intellectual property of our existing businesses through acquisition. Cardios extends our Medical sector’s reach further into developing international markets such as Brazil, where demand for and access to healthcare continues to grow, while CASMED NIPD strengthens SunTech’s position as the world leader in OEM non-invasive blood pressure technology.”

You can view the full Regulatory News announcement here:

About Halma

Our business is about protecting life and improving the quality of life for people worldwide.

Our companies have a core focus on safety, health and the environment and our products provide innovative solutions for many of the key problems facing the world today.

Our Technology

Our technology is used to save lives, prevent injuries, and protect people and assets. We also develop products that secure and protect the elements critical to healthy lives. We have four sectors:

Process Safety

Specialised interlocks that control critical processes safely. Instruments that detect flammable and hazardous gases. Explosion protection and pressure relief systems, and corrosion monitoring products.

Infrastructure Safety

Fire detection systems, smoke detectors, specialist fire suppression systems, people and vehicle flow solutions, security sensors and elevator safety products.


Devices that assess eye health, assist with eye surgery and primary care applications. Critical fluidic components used by medical diagnostic OEMs and laboratories. Sensor technologies used in hospitals to track assets and support patient and staff safety.

Environmental & Analysis

Market-leading opto-electronic technology and sensors. Flow measurement instruments and gas conditioning products. Products for environmental data recording, water quality testing and water distribution network monitoring, and UV water treatment.

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