When TZ Medical founder Tom Tribou sat planning his new company in a Portland coffee shop in 1990, he made two bedrock decisions. The first was that TZ Medical would turn the paradigm of medical equipment manufacturing on its head by taking the time to listen to medical professionals on the front lines, and find out what they needed, before huddling with its own engineers. The second decision was that pricing should be at the value level, to ensure that these bright ideas would make their way into the hands of critical-care medical professionals faster.

Over the years these ideals have served the company well. What was once a small collection of critical-care devices has grown into a whole family of medical products, sparked by your ideas. With products sold across the nation and all over the world, TZ Medical has built a solid reputation for itself on the first two decisions laid out in the company’s infancy.
Today, the TZ Medical team is recognized as a group that creates products based on input from professionals located in some of the finest medical facilities throughout the world. These innovative health professionals have often helped supply the missing piece of a puzzle, revealed the essence of a problem, or posed the perfect “what if” question in order to help solve a dilemma, and facilitate practical solutions.

Between our dedication to listening, and our firm belief in affordable pricing, it’s no wonder that TZ Medical has been, and will continue to be, a lasting leader in the medical device manufacturing world.

Our mission is to design, manufacture, and deliver products that meet and exceed the needs and expectations of each customer. We will sustain our vision and mission by constantly seeking renewal via continuous education and learning, and the application of new technologies and best business practices. We will do business as model individuals and corporate citizens in our local and international communities. We will "play to win", acting with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness in the way we conduct our business and the way we live our lives.

TZ Medical PURSUES EXCELLENCE in all that we do. This pursuit is made possible through our company wide CAN-DO ATTITUDE, our practice of LISTENING, TAKING OWNERSHIP of roles and responsibilities, and GOING THE EXTRA MILE for our customers and co-workers on a daily basis.

LISTENING: We listen first and speak second, to better understand the needs of others.

TAKING OWNERSHIP: We embrace our responsibilities and take the initiative to implement solutions.

CAN-DO ATTITUDE: We are enthusiastic and meet challenges with confidence and creativity.

GOING THE EXTRA MILE: We go above and beyond the expectations of our customers and co-workers.

PURSUING EXCELLENCE: We continuously seek to improve our products, our process, and ourselves.

Our Three Unique Values

Our company is structured on three unique values which we draw on to continue our success. 


Innovative and Unique


Sparked by your ideas


Our people reflect our core values (Listening, Go the Extra Mile, Can-Do Attitude, Takes Ownership, Pursues Excellence)