Augustine Surgical Receives International Trade Award

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Oct. 26, 2021 - PRLog -- 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™.

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."

About Augustine Surgical, Inc.

Augustine Surgical Inc ("ASI") is dedicated to Making Surgery Safer. Based in Eden Prairie, MN, ASI designs and manufactures innovative medical devices for hospitals, surgery centers, and veterinary clinics. ASI's patented HotDog® Patient Warming technology utilizes semi-conductive polymer fabric to safely and effectively prevent and treat unintended hypothermia during surgery.  ASI is also improving the standard for patient securement during robotic and minimally-invasive surgery with WaffleGrip® Warm & Secure™.

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