TransMedics Group – a US company that specializes in technology and services for the transportation of organs for transplantation purposes – has acquired charter flight operator Summit Aviation.
The company stated that the acquisition enables the establishment of a new subsidiary – TransMedics Aviation – which it says will be ‘the first integrated national provider of air logistics dedicated exclusively to organ transplantation in the US’.
In a statement, Waleed Hassanein, President and CEO of TransMedics said: “We are delighted to complete the acquisition of Summit Aviation, which represents a critical element of TransMedics’ strategy to build and manage a national transplant logistics network.”
“I want to take this opportunity to welcome the Summit team to the TransMedics team. I also want to welcome Ben Walton [formerly President of Summit Aviation] to his new role as our new Vice President of Aviation Services,” he added.
Lauren Haigh explored the intricacies of transporting organs and blood products by air in AirMed&Rescue’s March 2023 issue.