MediPurpose Sells 500 Millionth Safety Lancet to IMCO Member MMS Medical

Fri Feb 1, 2008 9:10am EST

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NORCROSS, Ga., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- MediPurpose, an innovator in the
medical device industry, has passed the 500 million mark for its industry-
leading SurgiLance safety lancet. In recognition of this significant
milestone, the company will hold a brief ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 21, at the
offices of MMS Medical of St. Louis, Mo., the distributor who purchased the
500 millionth lancet.
    "We want all our customers to share in this significant achievement and to
know how much they are valued by the MediPurpose team. We are committed to
continued innovation in healthcare." says CEO Patrick Yi.
    Introduced in 2000, the SurgiLance safety lancet has found long-term
success in all sectors of the healthcare market and has provided more than 500
million consumers with a safe, simple and effective tool for blood testing.
MediPurpose currently offers six color-coded lancets, which are used for
capillary blood sampling for a range of testing requirements.
    To help the millions of children living with diabetes, MediPurpose will
make a $1,000 donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in the
name of MMS Medical. Chuck Berry, Walgreens District Manager, will accept the
donation for JDRF. Berry is president of board for the Metro St. Louis /
Greater Missouri chapter of JDRF. MMS Medical is a member of Independent
Medical Co-Op (IMCO), a leading cooperative for medical supply distributors
    "We are pleased that one of our members, MMS Medical, is being recognized
by MediPurpose, a long-time valued supplier," says Deb Bullock, Vice President
for IMCO. "We extend our congratulations to MediPurpose and its SurgiLance
safety lancet on this significant achievement and look forward to continued
growth together."
    "We consider distributors like MMS Medical to be full partners in our
success," says Randy Prather, MediPurpose VP of Sales and Marketing. "Since
early 2001, MediPurpose has maintained a strong and vibrant relationship with
IMCO and its member companies. They have grown into one of our most valued
distribution partners." MMS Medical has purchased SurgiLance safety lancets
since 2002.
    "On behalf of MMS, we would like to congratulate MediPurpose on this sales
milestone," says Kelly Hart, MMS Vice President   Long Term Care. "We are
honored to be a part of the celebration and look forward to our continued
partnership to help improve the lives of those with diabetes."
    About MediPurpose
    MediPurpose develops, manufactures and markets innovative healthcare
solutions valued by its customers. The company is known for introducing
quality safety medical devices that protect healthcare professionals from
sharps injury. Founded in 1999, the company achieved rapid success with its
SurgiLance safety lancet, quickly becoming one of the top leaders in the US
safety lancet market and establishing solid distribution channels worldwide.
    MediPurpose maintains offices in the US, Singapore, the UK, France and
Spain. As a globally recognized innovator, MediPurpose has developed a menu of
services to assist inventors and growing medical device companies successfully
design, patent, manufacture and sell their products.
    For more information on MediPurpose, visit
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