Joins KOL Bio-Medical Instruments, Exclusive Distributor in the Eastern U.S. Named Today
IRVINE, Calif. and ATLANTA, Aug. 2—MediPurpose®, a master distributor and manufacturer of medical devices, today announced Kentec Medical, Inc. as its Western U.S. regional distributor for its new babyLance® infant heel incision device.
Kentec will distribute babyLance infant heelsticks in 15 states throughout the Western United States.
MediPurpose also today announced that KOL Bio-Medical Instruments, Inc. of Chantilly, Virginia will distribute babyLance heelsticks in 22 states throughout the Eastern 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.
Kentec 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.
“It is our pleasure to announce Kentec Medical as our Western regional distributor,” said MediPurpose Executive Vice President and CCO Michael Riddle. “Kentec has been a highly successful specialty distributor for more than 40 years, with particular focus in the neonatal market. We feel very fortunate to have Kentec partner with us to launch this exciting new product.”
“Locating medical devices that further help the patient while receiving care and providing reduced cost to our healthcare system remains our focus at Kentec Medical,” said Kentec President Steve Becsi. “We are pleased to partner with MediPurpose in offering the babyLance to our valued customers.”
For more information about babyLance—including pricing and no-cost product sample requests—please visit www.medipurpose.com/babylance.
About Kentec Medical
Since 1970, Kentec Medical, Inc. of Irvine, California has been successfully building relationships in the medical marketplace.
A multi-faceted organization with core competencies in sales, marketing support, administrative support, inventory management and logistics, and product development, Kentec is uniquely positioned to respond rapidly to customer needs and market trends.
For more information about Kentec, please visit www.kentecmedical.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.