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ATLANTA, GA, November 24, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- MediPurpose(tm), a master distributor and manufacturer of medical products, today announced a private label agreement for its SurgiLance(tm) safety lancet with EKF Diagnostics.
The five-year agreement will provide the Welsh point-of-care (POC) diagnostics equipment manufacturer with private-labeled SurgiLance safety lancets for its POC blood analysis equipment, which are used in tests for glucose, lactate, hemoglobin, hematocrit and HbA1c.
"We've enjoyed a rewarding relationship with EKF Diagnostics for the past five years, and we are equally pleased to enter into this new phase of supplying OEM medical devices to them," said MediPurpose Executive Vice President and COO Michael Riddle.
EKF Diagnostics manufactures a range of equipment that analyze vital organ functions through blood values. Its latest offering is the Quo-Lab, which tests the HbA1c levels in the bloodstream. HbA1c values are the best long-range indicators of elevated blood glucose levels and are used in both the detection of pre-diabetes, as well as in monitoring blood sugar control in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes patients.
"EKF Diagnostics has had a long association with MediPurpose," said EKF Diagnostics Head of Marketing Martyn Lewis. "SurgiLance is ideal for use with our analyzers for capillary testing because of their ease of use, reliability and quality. The decision to develop an EKF-branded product with MediPurpose was a logical evolution of our relationship and a natural brand development for EKF."
SurgiLance is currently available in seven models, ranging from 18-26 gauges and 1.0-2.3 mm penetration depths. Valued for its safety, comfort and ease of use, the SurgiLance safety lancet is one of the top selling safety fingerstick devices in the United States and is available to healthcare professionals through a broad network of distributors, both in the United States and globally.
For more information about SurgiLance safety lancets -- including no-cost product sample requests -- please visit http://www.medipurpose.com/surgilance.
About EKF Diagnostics
EKF Diagnostics Holdings, PLC specializes in the development, production and distribution of near-patient analyzers for use in the detection and management of diabetes, anemia, lactate and kidney-related diseases.
EKF Diagnostics has distributors in more than 70 locations around the globe, multi-national research and manufacturing facilities, teams of experienced analysts and engineers in the United States of America, Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom, and a board led by some of foremost authorities in medical diagnostics in the world.
For more information about EKF Diagnostics, please visit http://www.ekfdiagnostics.com.
Founded in 1999, MediPurpose is an innovative medical device company headquartered in Singapore, with offices in the United States and Europe.
Known for its popular babyLance(tm) safety heelstick, SurgiLance(tm) safety lancet and MediPlus(tm) advanced wound care products, MediPurpose has leveraged its success in the medical device industry to become a master medical product distributor that provides unique solutions for both medical product manufacturers and distributors.
MediPurpose's Medical Device Innovation division offers angel funding and developmental expertise for new medical device inventors and innovative medical product companies that seek entrance into new medical device markets.
For more information about MediPurpose's medical products and solutions for inventors, innovators, manufacturers and distributors, please visit http://www.medipurpose.com.
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