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100 Best Small Companies in America


  • Revenue: $118 million
  • Market Cap: $425 million
  • CEO: Battat, David
  • Industry: Healthcare Equipment and Supplies
  • Headquarters: Allen, Texas
  • Year Founded: 1944
  • Ticker: ATRI (get quote)

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Atrion Corporation develops and manufactures ophthalmology, cardiovascular, and fluid delivery devices primarily for medical applications in the United States and internationally. The company’s ophthalmic products comprise soft contact lens storage and disinfection cases; and LacriCATH line of balloon catheters used in the treatment of nasolacrimal duct obstruction in children and adults. Its cardiovascular products include MPS2 Myocardial Protection System that delivers essential fluids and medications to the heart during open-heart surgery; cardiac surgery vacuum relief valves; Retract-O-Tape silicone vessel loops for retracting and occluding vessels in minimally invasive surgical procedures; inflation devices for balloon catheter dilation, stent deployment, and fluid dispensing; and Clean-Cut rotating aortic punch and PerfectCut Aortotomy System, which are used in heart bypass surgery. The company’s fluid delivery products comprise luer syringe check valves and one-way valves; tubing clamps; and specialized intravenous sets for use in anesthesia and oncology applications. It also manufactures inflation systems and valves used in marine and aviation safety products; one-way and two-way pressure relief valves for use on electronics cases, munitions cases, pressure vessels, transportation container cases, escape slides, and other medical and non-medical applications; ACTester product line used to measure the activated clotting time of blood; and a line of products for safe needle and scalpel blade containment. In addition, the company owns and maintains a 22-mile high-pressure steel pipeline in north Alabama that is leased to an industrial gas producer that transports gaseous oxygen to its customers. Atrion Corporation sells its products to physicians, hospitals, clinics, and other treatment centers, as well as other equipment manufacturers through its sales force. The company was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in Allen, Texas.


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