Authorized European Representative Program and Regulatory Assistance
Dennis R. Scanlan, Sr., brings ″non-rustable″ stainless steel
from Sweden to the United States for use in the manufacture
of surgical instruments.
Dr. William J. Mayo works in collaboration with
Dennis R. Scanlan, Sr., to design and manufacture
the first Mayo surgical scissors.
Dennis R. Scanlan, Sr., makes the first Crile forceps
for Dr. George W. Crile at the Cleveland Clinic.
Dennis R. Scanlan, Sr., convinces Walter Chrysler
to use stainless steel for the roof of the new Chrysler Building
in New York.
Dennis R. Scanlan, Sr., invents the portable iron lung
for use in the treatment of polio patients.
Upon returning from England, where he served as Captain
in the 8th Air Force, D.R. Scanlan, Jr., began work with his
father to design and manufacture new surgical instruments,
as well as single-use and instrument care products.
The Scanlans work closely with Dr. C. Walton Lillehei
and others at the newly founded heart surgery program
of the University of Minnesota.
Surg-I-Band™ color coding is invented, beginning a new era of
single-use and instrument care products.
Tim Scanlan, D.R. Scanlan, Jr.’s son, joins the company and expands
the instrument line, setting up a worldwide distribution network.
Scanlan International offers the world’s medical community its
latest invention, the new Aortic Vein Punch, for use in
The new Diamond Dust™ texture is developed to meet the need
for an instrument tip surface that would provide surgeons
with definite control without trauma to tissue or damage to needles.
Scanlan International begins offering complete
medical packaging services, combining its U.S. facilities
with a new office in Amsterdam.
Scanlan International develops the world’s first
single-use aortic vein punch.
Working with world-renowned cardiovascular surgeons,
Scanlan International begins to develop innovative designs
and concepts for minimally-invasive surgical instruments.
Scanlan International works in cooperation with
industry-leading robotic manufacturers to
develop state-of-the-art instrumentation
for new robotic surgical systems for use in
minimally-invasive heart surgery.
Scanlan International proudly celebrates
85 years of excellence in the design and
manufacture of surgical products.
Scanlan International continues the development of new
Thoracoscopic and Minimally Invasive instrumentation.
Designed with traditional handles, these instruments allow
small incision access within the Cardiac/Vascular and Thoracic arenas.
SCANLAN® Super-Micro Fine instrumentation is designed to meet the
needs of all microsurgeons who work under a high power operating
microscope or utilize surgical loupes to facilitate
microvascular surgical technique by anastomosing
small nerves and vessels.
Scanlan International introduces the revolutionary patent pending
SCAN-II™ handle design that features a flat surface for control
with round knurled sides for a secure grip and the ability to
roll the instrument during procedures.