Pain Management


Epimed manufactures Racz® Catheters, epidural introducer needles, such as the RX-2™, Coudé® Blunt Nerve Block Needles, specialty needles, standard needles & radiation safety.



Offering innovative products designed for performing accurate and effective RF procedures, our products include the R-F™ Cannula, grounding pads and thermocouples.



The PainBlocker™ provides pain relief in interventional pain settings by cryoneuroblation. The Joules-Thompson principle used in the PainBlocker™ is able to achieve temperatures in the range of -70°C.

Regional Anesthesia


Over 30 years ago, our foundation started in regional anesthesia with the invention of spring wound catheter technology and the development of the Wiley Spinal®.

Physician Services


We offer a variety of physician services such as  reimbursement assistance,  physician education, patient information, and technique guides.

Product Manufacturing


Epimed International product manufacturing is well known throughout the medical community for its commitment to quality and customer service, and we can apply these same principles to help you develop and adapt new and existing products to meet your needs.

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About Us

Epimed is a development, design, manufacturing, and distribution company creating innovative medical products for over 30 years.

Epimed’s focus is to provide effective specialty devices at a high quality in the areas of pain management and regional anesthesia.

In 1985, Epimed International was developed in Lubbock, TX by Gabor J. Racz. It was created in an effort to promote the Racz® Catheter System. This system is used to perform the procedure called Epidural Lysis of Adhesions, also know as the Racz® Procedure. Consolidation of manufacturing, sales and distribution for the Racz® Catheter system and other specialty products occurred in the early 1990’s.

With the manufacturing plant in Johnstown, NY and a facility in the Dallas, TX, we maintain an elite quality system designed to conform to the US FDA QSR contained with 21 CFR 820, certified to ISO 13845:2003 and CMDR SOR/98-82. We are a worldwide resource for OEM manufacturing, developing safe specialty products for small scale to several Fortune 500 companies within a number of medical specialties around the globe.

We support continuing education of physicians, develop and sponsor clinical studies. We also participate in local, national and international meetings and workshops.

Event Calender

Principles of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care @ Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston
May 6 – May 8 all-day
Principles of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care @ Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

The recent growth and sub-specialization of pediatric anesthesia has identified specific areas that are unique when compared to the general practice of anesthesia. This course provides a comprehensive, up-to-date and current research review of the most important changes and advances relevant to the practice of pediatric anesthesia and critical care. The program includes a variety of evidence based lectures with question and answer sessions, hands-on workshops in difficult airway management, regional anesthesia/pain management and introduction to basic transesophageal ECHO management. Our aim is to provide new information and skills that will impact and improve safety and quality in the pediatric operating room and the intensive care unit.

ISIS Bio-Skills Lab Advanced Lumbar @ MedCure / Renaissance Providence Downtown
May 13 – May 15 all-day
ISIS Bio-Skills Lab Advanced Lumbar @ MedCure / Renaissance Providence Downtown | Providence | Rhode Island | United States


Membership is required to attend any hands-on bio-skills labs.

Who may attend?
SIS Members who are board certified or in the examination process for certification in the following specialties: Anesthesiology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Radiology, Neurology, Orthopedic Surgery and Neurosurgery. Members who are not board certified in these specialties must have completed or be currently enrolled in an ACGME Pain Fellowship Program and begin at the Lumbar level.

Requirements for Fellow and Resident Members
Fellows and Residents Members must be board eligible in one of the above 6 specialties and are required to enroll in lumbar as their first hands-on bio-skills course. Fellow members who are board certified in one of the above 6 specialties may submit a waiver request to start instruction at the advanced lumbar level. The waiver request must come from the Fellowship Program Director and needs to attest to the member’s skill level. Waiver requests must be submitted via email to


During this 17-hour advanced lumbar procedures course the following techniques will be taught:

  • L1-5 Transforaminal (subpedicular)/S1 Transforaminal Epidural
  • L1-5 Transforaminal Epidural (infraneural)
  • Medial Branch Block
  • Intra-articular Zygapophysial Joint
  • L1-4 Medial Branch Parallel Needle Placement
  • L5 Dorsal Ramus Parallel Needle Placement
  • Cadaveric Prosection

In addition, there will be lectures and didactics covering:

  • Advanced Imaging – Lumbar Cases
  • Indications and Techniques
  • Risks and Complications
  • Spinal Innervation
  • Introduction to Radiofrequency
  • Contrast Pattern Analysis
SOAP Presents: The SOAP 48th Annual Meeting @ Seaport Boston Hotel and World Trade Center Boston, Massachusetts
May 18 – May 22 all-day
SOAP Presents: The SOAP 48th Annual Meeting @ Seaport Boston Hotel and World Trade Center Boston, Massachusetts | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

On behalf of myself and Meeting Host, Phil Hess, I would like to enthusiastically invite you to the 48th Annual Meeting of SOAP this spring in Boston. The theme of this year’s meeting is care coordination and we have created a forum for discussing the management of obstetric problems from the perspective of multiple disciplines. The goal as always is to deliver the highest quality educational and scientific forum for anesthesiologists who practice obstetrics. Specifically we made an effort to highlight our society’s best speakers and incorporate more experts from other specialties and partners in the international obstetric anesthesiology community into the SOAP 2016 Annual Meeting program. Naturally, Boston provided a rich environment to recruit local speaking talent.

Several innovations are being employed this year in the program. This will be the first SOAP meeting using electronic versus paper posters. In addition, we would like to extend the discussion around abstracts beyond the meeting itself. SOAP members will be able to review and discuss abstracts in a blog format in the weeks preceding and following the annual meeting. We are once again providing Spanish language venues for some of international attendees including translation of the main program.

The SOAP Annual Meeting is the highlight of my professional year and I am proud to present
what I’m sure will be a wonderful program. On a personal note, this year’s meeting is particularly meaningful to me, as Boston is the city where I trained and where I was lucky enough to be introduced to obstetric anesthesia. I’m looking forward to seeing all of you in Boston.

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