Water-Jel Tech acquired by Safeguard to expand first responder offerings

Water-Jel Technologies, a Carlstadt-based provider of emergency burn care products, has been acquired by Safeguard Medical, a Charlotte, North Carolina-based provider of life-saving products for first responders.

The deal is part of Safeguard’s expansion, which will add emergency burn care solutions to its product portfolio and extend its capabilities with a new FDA-registered ISO-certified manufacturing facility.

“Safeguard Medical brings together critical products and highly specialized knowledge of emergency medical skills dedicated to preserving life. Water-Jel’s clinical expertise and leading position in emergency burn care solutions strengthen our ability to support every type of first responder, including civilians who are increasingly being called to action,” Adam Johnson, CEO, Safeguard Medical, said. “We will continue to build our portfolio of products and capabilities to achieve our goal of ensuring responders at every skill level and in any environment are equipped with the best tools and training to save lives.”

Under the deal, Water-Jel will continue to operate and serve clients under its existing name and brand.

Mark Lait, managing director at Water-Jel, will join Safegauard’s leadership as president of international product sales.

“We are thrilled to join forces with Safeguard Medical.  Water-Jel was founded with a deep commitment to developing the world’s premier solutions for emergency burn care.  As we bring together our products and capabilities with Safeguard Medical, we broaden our commitment to an even greater purpose by offering our customers a greatly expanded suite of products and services dedicated to preserving life,” Lait said.

Financial terms will not be disclosed.