Joins Kentec Medical, Exclusive Distributor in the Western U.S. Named Today
Chantilly, Va., and ATLANTA, Aug. 2—MediPurpose®, a master distributor and manufacturer of medical devices, today announced KOL Bio-Medical Instruments, Inc. as its Eastern U.S. regional distributor for its new babyLance® infant heel incision device.
KOL Bio-Medical will distribute babyLance infant heelsticks in 22 states throughout the Eastern United States.
MediPurpose also today announced that Kentec Medical of Irvine, California will distribute babyLance heelsticks in 15 states throughout the Western United States.
The new babyLance infant heel incision device is a fully redesigned iteration of MediPurpose’s original safe, easy and effective heelstick device.
Used by neonatal caregivers to collect blood samples from infants, the new babyLance features an ergonomic design to provide a secure and stable grip. Combined with a redesigned trigger mechanism, the device is easy to activate, helping to deliver a consistent incision without touching the baby’s tender nerve fibers. The product is now available for sale and distribution through MediPurpose’s new partners.
KOL Bio-Medical will be distributing both versions of the babyLance heelstick device:
The babyLance BLN (Newborn), which delivers an incision depth of 1.00 mm.
The babyLance BLP (Preemie), which delivers an incision depth of 0.85 mm.
“We are pleased to announce KOL Bio-Medical as our Eastern regional distributor,” said MediPurpose Executive Vice President and CCO Michael Riddle. “ KOL Bio-Medical is a Veteran-owned specialty distributor that is committed to bringing emerging medical technologies to the market.
“For four decades, their highly trained and experienced sales force has helped pioneer and introduce advanced medical devices to hospitals and clinicians throughout the Eastern United States,” added Riddle. “We’re very excited to have the strength of their sales organization behind the launch of our new babyLance.”
“We are excited about our partnership with Medipurpose on the new babyLance, as our organizations are very complementary and will make and excellent team,” said KOL Bio-Medical VP–Sales & Marketing Ryan McInerney. “By utilizing their design expertise, MediPurpose has created a heelstick device that is beneficial for both patients and neonatal caregivers, and we look forward to successfully introducing it to the market.”
For more information about babyLance—including pricing and no-cost product sample requests—please visit www.medipurpose.com/babylance.
About KOL Bio-Medical Instruments
Founded in 1971 in Fairfax, Virginia, KOL Bio-Medical is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned specialty distributor committed to bringing emerging medical technologies to the market.
For three decades, KOL’s highly trained and experienced sales force has helped pioneer and introduce advanced medical devices to hospitals and clinicians throughout the Eastern United States.
KOL’s business model is to seek out and partner with the most ethical and innovative client manufacturers who have a strong desire to enhance the healthcare value chain by improving patient health and/or dramatically reducing costs in the system. By establishing partnerships with those companies, KOL has succeeded as a singular, innovative entity comfortable in marketing the latest technological advances.
For more information, please visit www.kolbio.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™ safety heelstick, SurgiLance™ safety lancet and MediPlus™ 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 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 www.medipurpose.com.