ATLANTA, April 30 /CNW/ - Inviro Medical Devices (www.inviromedical.com)
today announced that it has entered into a new agreement with Premier
Purchasing Partners, LP that provides members of the Premier alliance access
to Inviro's extensive portfolio of InviroSNAP!(R) Safety Syringe products. The
agreement was awarded as part of Premier's Technology Breakthroughs Program
and starts May 1, 2007.
"Premier's process for assessing new technologies is thorough, rigorous
and demanding," says Jim Charlesworth, senior vice president of sales for
Inviro Medical Devices. "We are delighted, but not surprised, that our
InviroSNAP! products have successfully passed through this process, and we
look forward to presenting our comprehensive range of safety syringes to
"The contract with Premier may help to further enhance our market
position as we aggressively roll out the Inviro Safety System in the U.S. and
Canada," says Gareth Clarke, chief executive officer of Inviro Medical
Devices. "As the second major GPO contract we have secured during 2007, this
agreement represents yet another significant milestone for our company. It is
a clear recognition that we offer healthcare facilities a unique alternative
to their existing safety syringe technology."
Inviro Medical Devices engineers and markets safe medication delivery
systems, including the patented InviroSNAP! Safety Syringe. After years of
research to develop patents and refine product designs, the company is
addressing the growing $1.6 billion safety syringe market and introducing its
breakthrough infection control technology in North America to help address
employee and patient safety concerns.
The company's flagship product, the innovative SNAP! Safety Syringe, is a
manually retractable safety syringe that provides distinct protection and
-- While most safety syringes are retro-fitted using add-on pieces, this
device is uniquely engineered with the safety feature integral to the design.
-- It looks and functions like a traditional syringe and is easy to use.
-- After using standard technique to administer a medication dose, the
clinician pulls the plunger back, causing the needle to retract inside the
barrel. The plunger is then snapped off, permanently disabling the device.
The InviroSNAP! Safety Syringe is available in fixed needle and
exchangeable needle configurations, both featuring the same "Push, Pull,
SNAP!" safety system.
About Premier, 2006 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Recipient
Serving 1,700 hospitals and nearly 45,000 other healthcare sites, Premier
Inc. is the largest healthcare alliance in the United States dedicated to
improving patient outcomes while safely reducing the cost of care. Owned by
not-for-profit hospitals, Premier operates the nation's largest healthcare
purchasing network, the most comprehensive repository of hospital clinical and
financial information and one of the largest policy-holder owned, hospital
professional liability risk-retention groups in healthcare. Headquartered in
San Diego, Premier has offices in Charlotte, N.C., and Washington D.C. For
more information, visit www.premierinc.com.
About Inviro Medical Devices
Founded in 1988, Inviro Medical Devices engineers and markets safe
medication delivery systems, including the patented InviroSNAP! Safety
Syringe. After years of research to develop its patents and refine its product
designs, the company is addressing the growing $1.6 billion safety syringe
market and introducing its breakthrough infection control technology in North
America. Headquartered in Atlanta, Inviro Medical Devices is becoming a
leading industry champion in the quest to increase infection control awareness
and to protect healthcare workers, patients and the environment with
innovative medical devices. For more information, visit www.inviromedical.com.
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