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Mexico Grants Medical Device Patent for babyLance Safety Heelstick

Internationally expands neonatal medical device's intellectual property protection.
    MEXICO CITY, MEXICO, May 24, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- MediPurpose(tm), a master distributor and manufacturer of medical products, today announced an addition to its expanding portfolio of lancet patents.

The medical product company was recently granted patent 314116 for its babyLance(tm) safety heelstick from the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) in Mexico City.

MediPurpose holds numerous international patents that protect its medical device intellectual property (IP), both for babyLance and the SurgiLance(tm) safety lancet. Most recently, the European Patent Office (EPO) granted a patent that protects babyLance's IP in 38 member nations.

"Our pursuit of medical device patents in countries around the globe is not just intended to protect our medical device IP," said MediPurpose founder and CEO Patrick Yi. "Additionally, it's an expression of our commitment to either serving the countries in which we distribute our medical products, or our intention to secure relationships with medical product distributors in them."

About babyLance Safety Heelsticks
babyLance safety heelsticks are single-use safety needlestick devices for the collection of blood from infants.

After investing more than a year in its redesign, MediPurpose launched the all-new babyLance in August 2012.

babyLance is available in two models, each with a specific blade penetration:

- babyLance BLP (preemie): 0.85 mm depth
- babyLance BLN (newborn): 1.0 mm depth

Specifically designed to meet end-user expectations for the ideal heelstick, the new babyLance provides enhanced stability, comfort and ease of use.

For more information about babyLance safety heelsticks -- including no-cost product sample requests -- please visit http://www.medipurpose.com/babylance.

About MediPurpose
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) heel incision device, 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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