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A History of Innovation in Animal Health 

From the beginning, Trudell Animal Health, a division of Trudell Medical International, has been committed to advancing the respiratory health of animals through the development of innovative new products and features specifically designed for their needs. 

Founded in 1922, Trudell Medical International has spent nearly a century learning, refining and offering innovative products that make human patients lives better. Together, we have been at the forefront of respiratory treatment with a history of groundbreaking innovation.

Trudell and Baran History
The first Trudell Company was founded in 1922 by George Stewart Trudell. In 1967, a passionate Mitchell A. Baran purchased the company and built the Trudell Medical Group of Companies into a global leader in lung health.

Recent Respiratory Innovations 

Trudell Medical International      1983:  The first-ever compact valved holding chamber was created. Since its launch, the AeroChamber* brand of Chamber has continually been updated and improved upon. 

Trudell Medical International      1994: The first valved holding chamber designed specifically for children was created. 

Trudell Animal Health   1998: Launched the first-ever complete nebulizer mask offering for horses with the AeroMask equine nebulizer 

Trudell Medical International      1999: The first breath-actuated pneumatic nebulizer was launched. 

Trudell Animal Health   2002AeroKat* Chamber is launched finally enabling cats to use inhalers too 

Trudell Animal Health   2004AeroDawg* Chamber is released to help dogs suffering from bronchitis 

Trudell Animal Health   2005: The International Society of Feline Medicine honors AeroKat* Chamber with the Easy to Give Award 

Trudell Medical International      2006: The first valved holding chamber with an Inhalation Indicator was developed. 

Trudell Animal Health   2008:  A dedicated Inhalation Indicator is developed for the animal chambers, making them the first and only animal chambers with this critical feature 

Trudell Animal Health   2008:  AeroHippus* Chamber is launched for horses as a simpler, and easier alternative to nebulizers 

Trudell Animal Health   2008: Anti-static animal health chambers are launched 

Trudell Medical International      2014: The Aerobika* Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure (OPEP) Therapy System earns Gold at the Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA). 

Trudell Animal Health   2018: Non-stick masks developed to ensure an optimal experience for animals with hair and fur 

Trudell Animal Health   2020: Develops first-ever CARIN feline airway model for testing aerosol drug delivery in cats 

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The Trailblazer Award by The Lung Association

Given to the late Dr. Mitchell Baran, former President & CEO  Trudell Medical Group of Companies

The Lung Association's Breathing as One TRAILBLAZER AWARD recognizes an individual's profound contributions, both nationally and internationally, to lung health.

Dr. Mitchell Baran was the inaugural recipient recognized for building one of Canada's most successful medical device companies and the first community respiratory services company in Ontario to have registered respiratory therapists pivotal to the patients' care. His legacy continues to help millions of people breathe easier.

The award is a fitting tribute to a man who dedicated his life's work to improve the health and well-being of individuals who struggle to breathe.

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