A History of Innovation

With a passionate commitment for “helping people help people” for nearly 50 years, AliMed has built its long history and reputation on developing innovative and unique healthcare products designed to improve patient outcomes and experiences from hospital to home.

1970

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Founded by Julian and Barbara Cherubini, AliMed, Inc. begins operations in their home, eventually moving to Boston’s North End before settling in Chinatown.

1971

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Introduces its first product innovations — advanced fabrication molding materials like AliPlast™ and Plastazote®, both of which are still used today in a wide range of orthotic applications.
 
Publishes its first medical supply catalog — totaling just one page! — and officially launches its direct mail business model.

1974

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Launches Med-Techna, Inc., AliMed’s in–house product development and manufacturing arm, and produces its first products — Accommodator™ Insoles and Footdrop Braces.

1980

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Increases focus on manufacturing and distribution of key product lines such as wheelchair cushions, upper and lower extremity orthoses, and X-ray and operating room accessories. AliMed begins mailing more sizeable catalogs.

1985

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Relocates to Dedham, Massachusetts, setting up manufacturing operations in a 19th century mill built over Mother Brook, and remains the site of AliMed’s worldwide headquarters today.

1987

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Introduces the first FREEDOM® braces designed to allow the “freedom to function” while restricting motion only where needed. Today, the FREEDOM line has grown to include nearly 100 orthopedic support products.

1991

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Expands outside the healthcare market into the emerging Ergonomics industry with the addition of keyboard wrist rests and padding solutions to its product line.

1994

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Adds additional warehouse and manufacturing space on Pottery Lane, located across the street from the Dedham headquarters.

1997

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Introduces the Knee Saver, a patented foam wedge pad designed to relieve knee stress for baseball catchers — endorsed and first worn in Major League Baseball by All-Star Catcher Sandy Alomar, Jr.

2000

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Launches the QualCare™ line of Fall Management alarms, strengthening its position in the Long-Term Care market.

2005

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Broadens Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation, and Orthopedics lines with more distributed products, growing its core direct mail catalog.

2006

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Triples the size of its Operating Room and Diagnostic Imaging product catalog in just two years.

2011

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Establishes a stronger foothold in the growing consumer healthcare market, promoting EasierLiving.com to provide patients and their caregivers with a range of home health products and independent living aids.

2016

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AliMed provides thousands of products to healthcare facilities and businesses worldwide.

2020

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50 years of “helping people… help people™”

Our Future

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AliMed continues to grow serving hospitals, long-term care, surgery centers, distributors, physician offices, home caregivers, and more with trusted, innovative solutions like operating room supplies, fall management, rehabilitation products, radiation protection, orthopedic solutions, and more.