THE HYGENIC CORPORATION

Akron, OH

The Hygenic Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of rubber, latex and synthetic products for the physical rehabilitation, dental and specialty healthcare sectors. The Company is best known for its Thera-Band® line of color-coded resistive exercise bands, tubing and balls. Hygenic also manufactures a variety of natural and synthetic products for private label including dental dams, tourniquet straps, sanitary tubing and veterinary health products. In May 2006, Hygenic purchased Performance Health, Inc. which manufactures BIOFREEZE®, a leading topical analgesic sold into the physical therapy, chiropractic, and massage markets. In April 2007 Hygenic was sold to the Cortec Group Fund IV, L.P.

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