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.
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
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.
1994: The first valved holding chamber designed specifically for children was created.
1998: Launched the first-ever complete nebulizer mask offering for horses with the AeroMask equine nebulizer
1999: The first breath-actuated pneumatic nebulizer was launched.
2002: AeroKat* Chamber is launched finally enabling cats to use inhalers too
2004: AeroDawg* Chamber is released to help dogs suffering from bronchitis
2005: The International Society of Feline Medicine honors AeroKat* Chamber with the Easy to Give Award
2006: The first valved holding chamber with an Inhalation Indicator was developed.
2008: A dedicated Inhalation Indicator is developed for the animal chambers, making them the first and only animal chambers with this critical feature
2008: AeroHippus* Chamber is launched for horses as a simpler, and easier alternative to nebulizers
2008: Anti-static animal health chambers are launched
2014: The Aerobika* Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure (OPEP) Therapy System earns Gold at the Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA).
2018: Non-stick masks developed to ensure an optimal experience for animals with hair and fur
2020: Develops first-ever CARIN feline airway model for testing aerosol drug delivery in cats
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.