Avanos Medical, Inc. Announces Agreement to Acquire Diros Technology Inc.

ALPHARETTA, Ga., June 19, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Avanos Medical, Inc. (NYSE: AVNS) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Diros Technology Inc., a leading manufacturer of innovative radiofrequency (RF) products used to treat chronic pain conditions.

Based in Toronto, Canada, Diros Technology has been at the forefront of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) technology since its founding. In the global market, over one million RFA procedures are performed annually in the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain. For chronic pain management, Diros Technology’s products deliver RF energy through precisely placed, minimally invasive probes that heat nervous tissue near the probe’s tip, deactivating the nerve’s ability to transmit pain signals.

The addition of Diros’ unique RF Trident™ technology is expected to further enhance Avanos’ pain management treatment options and complement its premium COOLIEF* Cooled Radiofrequency product offering.

“The acquisition of Diros Technology strengthens Avanos’ leadership position in RF technology by providing a full range of high-quality, differentiated pain management products,” said Avanos Chief Executive Officer, Joe Woody. “We expect our enhanced portfolio will offer significant opportunities to deliver non-opioid-based, minimally invasive treatments to patients throughout the world. With this comprehensive suite of RF offerings, we believe Avanos is poised for future growth across all major sites of patient care: hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and physician’s offices.”

The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2023, subject to customary closing conditions. Avanos will finance the acquisition through a combination of funds from its existing credit facility and available cash. The company estimates that the new business will be immediately accretive to revenue growth, gross margins, operating margins and EPS.

The Company plans to share additional details about the transaction during its Investor Day event on June 20, 2023.

About Avanos Medical: 
Avanos Medical, Inc. (NYSE: AVNS) is a medical technology company focused on delivering clinically superior medical device solutions that will help patients get back to the things that matter. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, Avanos is committed to addressing some of today’s most important healthcare needs, such as reducing the use of opioids while helping patients move from surgery to recovery. Avanos develops, manufactures and markets its recognized brands worldwide. For more information, visit www.avanos.com and follow Avanos Medical on Twitter (@AvanosMedical), LinkedIn and Facebook.

About Diros Technology:
Diros Technology Inc. is a leading manufacturer of innovative radiofrequency products for neurosurgery and chronic pain management. Based in Toronto, Canada, Diros develops and markets a portfolio of products including RF generators, cannulae and unique tined probe technology marketed under the Trident™ brand. Diros strives to provide new and innovative RF products so patients can get back to a life without chronic musculoskeletal pain. Learn more at www.dirostech.com.

Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
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SOURCE Avanos Medical, Inc.

Unique tined-probe technology further differentiates Avanos portfolio