About Us.

As we celebrate our 100th anniversary, we want to thank you, our customer for allowing us to serve you on our journey.

My grandfather, Dennis R. Scanlan started this company in 1921 – introducing non-rustable steel (now known as stainless steel) surgical instruments. His first customers were the Mayo brothers …he worked hand-in-hand with Charlie and Will to develop the original Mayo Scissors.

In those early years, working closely with surgeons, he gained an appreciation for the importance of high quality, reliable and durable instruments as well as the impact they had on surgical procedures. It was at this time my grandfather dedicated this company to make the very best surgical instrumentation available. In later years, this commitment was carried on by my father, D. R. Scanlan Jr., and today, the Scanlan Family (now in its fourth generation) continues its dedication to providing you with the highest quality, precision surgical products.

Today each instrument continues to be handmade (by experienced artisans) using the finest materials and we are honored that Scanlan products are in hospitals around the world helping to save lives.

Our anniversary slogan, “100 Years of Excellence … and Our Journey Continues” really captures our ongoing spirit and excitement for the future. In the years ahead, we will continue to listen and serve you as personally as we have since our inception in 1921.