Rhythmlink International LLC has acquired Chalgren Enterprises, a California-based medical device manufacturer that will add to Rhythmlink’s portfolio of products for brain and nervous system monitoring.
The acquisition was completed on December 11, 2020.
“Chalgren is a good fit for our first acquisition both because of their experience in our industry and the way our cultures and missions align,” says Shawn Regan, CEO and co-founder of Rhythmlink, in a release. “Even with minimal changes, we believe within the first year we’ll be able to take the Chalgren line of products and apply our manufacturing and sales best practices to see extensive growth.”
Chalgren Enterprises has been manufacturing electrodes for neurodiagnostics, specializing in electromyography (EMG) electrodes, for over 50 years. For the last 30 years, Chalgren has been run by the father and son team of Richard and Michael Kaiser, who have seen the industry evolve from reusable to disposable products, product innovations, and a host of market and regulatory changes that have defined neurodiagnostic medical devices. Its reputation in the EMG market especially made them an appealing partner for Rhythmlink.
“Chalgren’s extensive experience is a good match for our innovation and steady growth,” says Regan. “Taking on their EMG products and legacy knowledge of EEG is a natural fit for our existing product lines and helps us encompass the full need of products that connect patients to machines.”
With the acquisition of Chalgren, Rhythmlink International will now offer products for epilepsy monitoring, electroencephalography, electromyography, evoked potentials, polysomnography, intraoperative monitoring, and more.
Regan says, “The culture we have built at Rhythmlink and our reputation in the marketplace are incredibly important to us, and Chalgren comes to us with more similarities than differences. We wanted growth that would ensure this dynamic would stay intact, and we’re excited about the future of these products and our company.”