Airgas, an Air Liquide company, announced today that it has reinforced its position in the healthcare and life sciences markets by creating a dedicated brand: “Airgas Healthcare.” This new brand is the result of the integration of the healthcare and life sciences activity of Airgas and Air Liquide Healthcare in the U.S. It combines the expertise and innovation from Air Liquide Healthcare with Airgas’ extended supply chain and strong local customer proximity to deliver unmatched value to healthcare and life sciences customers.
With the integration of Air Liquide Healthcare in the U.S., Airgas Healthcare offers unrivaled one-stop access to the most comprehensive range of medical gases and related products and services to serve the needs of its customers.
Customers include healthcare professionals, from small independent practices – doctors, dentists, dermatologists, surgeons, veterinarians – to large hospital systems – clinics, nursing homes, home healthcare organizations, emergency medical service organizations; as well as life sciences customers, from small R&D labs to large pharmaceutical manufacturers; and from small colleges to large research universities.
Airgas Healthcare benefits from Air Liquide’s capabilities for healthcare innovation with dedicated medical R&D and innovation teams and an extended portfolio of innovative products and offers developed by Air Liquide Healthcare, such as the integrated valve and digital gauge known as INTELLI-OXTM as well as the hospital logistics solution from Total Gas Management.
Airgas Healthcare’s team of more than 1,500 trained professionals, the largest dedicated team of experienced healthcare specialists in the US market, offers high levels of service by creating and maintaining close relationships with customers, thanks to close geographical proximity and backed by Airgas’ digital platform and unique Airgas Total Access telesales channel.
Airgas Healthcare benefits from Airgas’ unmatched national presence, the widest network in the U.S. market, with more than 1,100 locations nationwide including nearly 350 medical gas fill plants. With one-stop, efficient access to products and capabilities through multiple engagement channels, including branch stores, healthcare specialists, Airgas Total Access telesales representatives, Airgas.com, and more, customers can focus on their critical work.
Christophe Tardieu, Airgas Senior Vice President of Healthcare, Life Sciences and Specialty Gases, commented: “Air Liquide Healthcare is a brand trusted by healthcare professionals and patients around the world. Now, with Airgas Healthcare, we can reinforce our commitment to U.S. healthcare and life sciences customers and continue to position ourselves as a leader in these markets.”