Universal Marine Medical and Medline Industries have announced a strategic integration.

For over 35 years Universal Marine Medical has provided service and quality medical and pharmaceutical products to tens of thousands of sea-going vessels worldwide.

The company states: “Today, we are excited to integrate our specialized maritime expertise with Medline Industries of Mundelein, Illinois . Medline is America's largest privately held national manufacturer and distributor of health care supplies.”

Over the past five years, Medline has been the fastest growing distributor of medical and surgical supplies in the U.S., serving over 450 major hospitals and healthcare systems. With over 4 billion dollars in annual revenue, Medline offers 20 product divisions and has a growing network of 50 manufacturing and distribution centers worldwide.