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Gradian Health Systems and Penlon Announce Strategic Partnership

Sep 7, 2022

New York, NY, September 7, 2022 | Gradian Health Systems and Penlon are  proud to announce a strategic partnership to bring Penlon’s Prima 320 Advance to Gradian’s customers. This new partnership brings together Penlon, a leading medical device company, and Gradian Health Systems, a nonprofit medical technology company, to deliver exceptional products to new markets.

Together, Gradian and Penlon will be distributing a co-branded “Prima Anesthesia Machine,” a high-specification anesthesia machine designed for use in busy operating rooms. This partnership combines Penlon’s nearly 80 years of established manufacturing excellence in global anesthesia solutions with Gradian’s experience of introducing and supporting medical technology in new markets.

Gradian and Penlon are excited to offer clinicians access to a world-class anesthesia machine that has already been tried and tested in multiple markets, while ensuring that customers feel supported through Gradian’s comprehensive training and service warranty.

Gradian and Penlon will be showcasing the Prima Anesthesia Machine and more at this week’s All Africa Anesthesia Congress from September 7 – 10, 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda.


About Gradian Health Systems

Gradian Health Systems is a nonprofit medical technology company that works in partnership with healthcare providers to design and introduce user-centric solutions that address gaps in technology solutions, training, and customer service. With innovations in anesthesia, critical care, and oxygen therapy, Gradian has enabled healthcare teams to provide high-quality, safe care to more than 2.2 million patients across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Working in partnership with health facilities, national governments, global NGOs, and medical technology partners, Gradian is also revolutionizing the way that life-changing innovations are introduced by ensuring that healthcare providers are fully equipped to use their products with a hands-on training and reliable customer support model. Learn more at:


Penlon was founded in 1943 by personnel from the Department of Anaesthesia at Oxford University. One of the first products was the Macintosh Laryngoscope, then a revolutionary design, and still the most widely used today, invented by the late Sir Robert Macintosh, Professor of Anaesthetics.

Today Penlon continues to design, engineer and build high quality anaesthesia products at its UK operations headquarters. The company is proud to have over 70 years’ dedicated experience, many awards for product design, and an impressive four Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, one for ‘Innovation’ and three for ‘International Trade’. Penlon devices feature intuitive user interfaces that require minimal operator training, putting clinicians in control, enabling them to focus on what is most important – patient safety and wellbeing.


Gradian Media Contact:

Mariam Khan, Senior Communications Manager


Phone: +1-917-445-1774


Penlon Media Contact:

Craig Thompson, Product Manager

Email :

Phone: +44 7548 723977