WINTER HAVEN, Florida—React Health, a developer, manufacturer and distributor of medical devices for the treatment of sleep-disordered breathing and oxygen therapy, completed the acquisition of Invacare’s Respiratory line earlier in February 2023.
This acquisition includes:
- Platinum 10L Concentrator
- Platinum POC (Portable Oxygen Concentrator)
- HomeFill Equipment/Cylinders
- Pediatric Oxygen Flow Meter
- Oxygen Analyzer
- Service Parts & Accessories
“We know that many of you are anxiously awaiting more information regarding the availability of these parts and products,” React Health said in a press release. “We are working diligently with our suppliers to bring these back to market as quickly as possible.”
The news of the acquisition follows Invacare's November 2022 announcement that it would stop producing respiratory products and more recent news that Invacare filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Ventec Life Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of React Health Holdings, is the new holder of Invacare's respiratory line.
“With this acquisition, React Health is well positioned to continue to support the end-to-end care of patients with cardiology, sleep and respiratory illnesses, in partnership with physicians and providers of diagnostic and needed therapies," said Tom Pontzius, president of operations at React Health. "Invacare’s respiratory line provides a perfect complement to React’s current product offering and shows React Health’s commitment to providing quality products to support the needs of the sleep and respiratory space.”
React Health released information for both patients and suppliers who might have questions during the transition.
According to its website, patients who have purchased or received an Invacare respiratory product listed in the bulleted list and have questions about it or need service or warranty repairs, should call 1-800-333-6900 or email Orders@invacare.com. React Health will not be able to assist with these devices, and all requests should be handled through Invacare.
Durable medical equipment (DME) suppliers who wish to order any Invacare service parts or products must have an open account in good standing with React Health. Additionally, all items in repair prior to Jan. 28 are the responsibility of Invacare. Those devices will be repaired as normal. Most, if not all products, are at an independent repair center (IRC). React Health said it can help facilitate obtaining status updates, but it is suggested to check with the IRC.
For customers needing parts, there will be a lag in parts availably for approximately 30 to 60 days depending on the timing availability of necessary components.
“Please know that we are working expeditiously to return inventories of repair parts and kits to the proper inventory levels,” React Health said. “We have instituted processes and contracts to help speed up delivery of the necessary and needed items very closely with contract sub-assemblies for minimal gap between our acquisition and release.”
Regarding when Invacare products will be available again, Reach Health is working to resume production of the above-mentioned products and will phase them into production over time. To be placed on a mailing list to receive updates on product availability, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"The addition of the Invacare product line to React Health's respiratory offering further strengthens our commitment to providing a full complement of products and services to treat chronic disease states in the home setting," said Clint Geffert, president of commercial operations at React Health. "We look forward to welcoming Invacare's customers and patients to the React Health family."