Augustine Surgical Receives International Trade Award

Eden Prairie, MN, October 26, 2021

Augustine Surgical, Inc. (“ASI”) has been honored by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz as a recipient of the Governor’s
International Trade Award for building successful global markets. ASI manufactures medical devices, including HotDog® air-free patient warming and WaffleGrip® Warm & Secure™.

Augustine Surgical, Inc. (“ASI”) has been honored by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz as a recipient of the Governor’s International Trade Award for building successful global markets. ASI manufactures medical devices, including HotDog® air-free patient warming and WaffleGrip® Warm & Secure™.

Minnesota Trade Office Governor's International Trade Awards

The International Trade Award honors Minnesota companies showing exceptional progress and success in exports to foreign markets. The award recognizes the tremendous positive effect that exports and trade have on the Minnesota’s economy. ASI received the 2021 award in the category of Manufactured Goods: Small to Medium-Sized Company.

“ASI’s international sales into the healthcare market grew more than 41% in 2020 compared to the prior year,” said Dan Grewe, ASI’s Global Sales and Marketing Manager. “Our products are helping surgical patients and caregivers in 35 countries, and the list keeps growing.”

Gov. Walz and Commissioner Steve Grove, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development presented the awards at a ceremony in Minneapolis.

ASI’s international growth, said Gov. Walz, “helps ensure that Minnesota’s economy remains strong as we continue to showcase our ingenuity and innovation on the global stage.”

“Our international success,” said Dr. Scott Augustine, founder and CEO of ASI, “is a tribute both to the hard work of our team and the quality and safety of our technologies. Clinical professionals all around the world have recognized that HotDog Patient Warming, technology that doesn’t blow hot air–and pathogens—around the OR, is safer for patients and clinicians.”

“We are proud to help improve outcomes for surgical patients worldwide,” Dr. Augustine concluded, “and we appreciate the recognition and support from the Minnesota Trade Office.”

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Introducing Augustine Surgical Inc.

Eden Prairie, MN, August 1, 2018

Augustine Surgical Inc. has acquired Augustine Temperature Management, LLC and all of its assets, including the HotDog® Patient Warming System, the market-leading conductive-electric warming product. Augustine Temperature Management is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Augustine Surgical.

“We started the company 10 years ago in the field of Temperature Management, but since then we have innovated and grown well beyond temperature management to making surgery safer during the entire perioperative process,” says Dr. Scott Augustine, CEO of Augustine Surgical.

Augustine Surgical includes the same team that has pioneered innovative medical technologies for the last 10 years—just with a new corporate structure and new name. “We’re very fortunate to have an exceptional team of talented people, and that team remains intact throughout this change. Our customers can expect the same great service with only improvements in the long-run,” says Brent Augustine, President of Augustine Surgical.

The new name, Augustine Surgical, reflects the company’s broader focus on surgical healthcare products beyond temperature management. The company is developing several innovative products that fit the focus on making surgery safer. “A suite of integrated surgical patient safety products will soon complement our best-in-class patient warming system, expect some interesting news ahead” says Garrett Augustine, VP of R&D.

“Making Surgery Safer,” the company’s new slogan, emphasizes the strategic focus of the organization. “This is a very exciting time for the company with our focus on surgical safety for patients as well as for healthcare providers,” says Dr. Augustine. “Our innovative products are always designed for improving outcomes, making surgery safer, and providing value-added solutions that are cost effective.”

There’s a story behind the new logo, which was inspired by three intersecting circles representing these foundational elements of the company. “It reminds us that we need to stay focused on our core values and do what we do best. And it creates an image of a safe surgical patient. After all,” continues Brent Augustine president of ASI, “patient safety is what we are all about.”

About Augustine Surgical, Inc

Dr. Scott Augustine, CEO of Augustine Surgical and inventor of the HotDog technology, is the world’s expert in patient temperature management, having also invented Bair Hugger forced-air warming over 30 years ago. Augustine Temperature Management was formed in 2010 to commercialize the HotDog Patient Warming system worldwide. Augustine Surgical Inc is dedicated to Making Surgery Safer.

About HotDog Patient Warming

HotDog Patient Warming is a breakthrough technology using electrically conductive fabric to prevent and treat perioperative hypothermia. HotDog delivers the ABCs: Air-free, Better Warming, Cost Effective.

  • Air-free–Warm patients safely with air-free HotDog patient warming. 11 studies link forced-air warming to increased airborne contaminants in the surgical field. HotDog’s patented technology is the safe air-free patient warming alternative.
  • Better Warming—HotDog is the only system that warms above and below the patient simultaneously for a more versatile and effective warming solution. In multiple trials, HotDog has shown a 96.2% normothermia rate.
  • Cost Effective—HotDog significantly reduces warming costs in comparision to forced-air and water products.

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