Keeping Pace with Changing and Emerging Markets


A premier supplier of specialty gases, cryogenics, micro-bulk, and bulk gases in New England, Middlesex Gases & Technologies has focused on becoming the technical resource for biotechnology and life science companies.

With three specialty gas locations, the company has dedicated resources for biotechnology and life science companies. This represents a shift from the company’s earlier days when welding and fabrication were the market drivers. CryoGas International interviewed the sales team at Middlesex to learn how the industrial gas distribution business has changed for them over the past 25 years.

CryoGas International: How have medical applications for gases evolved since 1990? Oxygen is still oxygen, so how have the needs of Middlesex’s customers changed?

Guy Sylvester, Senior Product Engineer, Specialty Gases: The opportunity for medical gases has increased quite a bit over the last 25 years. The medical device sector has grown significantly in the Boston area and this has created a need for a wide range specialty gases. We also have seen increased demand for medical gases with the influx of clinics, pain centers, and small surgery centers. Hospitals are now using more sophisticated medical mixtures for calibrating blood gas analyzers and lung diffusion mixtures.

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