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31
October
2016

MediPurpose Introduces New SurgiLance™ Lite Safety Lancets

Three New 21-Gauge Fingerstick Devices Expand SurgiLance™ Lite Portfolio to Six Models

MediPurpose Introduces New SurgiLance™ Lite Safety Lancets

MediPurpose, a medical product manufacturer and master distributor, today announced that it has introduced three new 21-gauge SurgiLance™ Lite safety lancet models.

The announcement extends the SurgiLance™ Lite portfolio to six models. Originally introduced with three 28-gauge configurations in 2015 as an expansion to MediPurpose’s flagship SurgiLance™ safety lancet brand, the new models include:

  • SLL21G180 (purple | 1.8 mm penetration depth)
  • SLL21G220 (lime green | 2.2 mm penetration depth)
  • SLL21G280 (pink | 2.8 mm penetration depth)

05
August
2016

MediPurpose Gets CE Mark for SurgiLance™ Lite Safety Lancets

Expands Availability of New 28-Gauge Fingerstick Devices into Europe

MediPurpose Gets CE Mark for SurgiLance™ Lite Safety Lancets

SurgiLance Lite safety lancets are 28-gauge fingerstick devices, introduced in the United States in 2015 as an expansion to MediPurpose’s flagship SurgiLance™ safety lancet portfolio. Engineered to minimize pain when performing frequent low-volume blood collections—such as for glucose testing—SurgiLance Lite is available in three configurations, differentiated by their cartridge colors and penetration depths:

  • SLL140 (yellow/1.4 mm)
  • SLL180 (gray/1.8 mm)
  • SLL220 (orange/2.2 mm)

As with the classic SurgiLance, SurgiLance Lite safety lancets are sterile, pre-armed and single-use medical devices that prevent accidental sharps injuries before and after activation.

21
July
2016

Health Canada Approves MediPurpose’s SurgiLance™ Lite Safety Lancet License

Enables Immediate Distribution of 28-Gauge Fingerstick Devices in Canada

Health Canada Approves MediPurpose’s SurgiLance™ Lite Safety Lancet License

MediPurpose, a medical product manufacturer and master distributor, today announced that Health Canada has approved the company’s medical device license for SurgiLance™ Lite safety lancets. The approval permits MediPurpose to market SurgiLance Lite in Canada.

SurgiLance Lite safety lancets are 28-gauge fingerstick devices, introduced in the United States in 2015 as an expansion to MediPurpose’s flagship SurgiLance™ safety lancet portfolio.

Engineered to minimize pain when performing frequent low-volume blood collections—such as for glucose testing—SurgiLance Lite is available in three configurations, differentiated by their cartridge colors and penetration depths:

  • SLL140 (yellow/1.4 mm)
  • SLL180 (gray/1.8 mm)
  • SLL220 (orange/2.2 mm)

As with the classic SurgiLance, SurgiLance Lite safety lancets are sterile, pre-armed and single-use medical devices that prevent accidental sharps injuries before and after activation.

05
August
2015

MediPurpose Introduces SurgiLance™ Lite 28-Gauge Safety Lancets

28-Gauge Fingerstick Devices are ‘Ideal Solutions’ for Glucose Testing and Low-Volume Blood Collections

MediPurpose Introduces SurgiLance™ Lite 28-Gauge Safety Lancets

MediPurpose, a medical product manufacturer and master distributor, today introduced its new SurgiLance™ Lite 28-gauge safety lancets.

An expansion to MediPurpose’s flagship SurgiLance™ safety lancet portfolio, SurgiLance Lite features a new form factor that is slimmer than the “classic” SurgiLance, and its thinner 28-gauge needle is engineered to minimize pain when performing frequent low-volume blood collections, such as for glucose testing.

Available in three models, SurgiLance Lite devices are differentiated by their cartridge colors and penetration depths, which include the:

  • SLL140 (yellow/1.4 mm)
  • SLL180 (gray/1.8 mm)
  • SLL220 (orange/2.2 mm)

As with the classic SurgiLance, SurgiLance Lite safety lancets are sterile, pre-armed and single-use needlestick devices that prevent accidental sharps injuries before and after activation.

06
January
2015

Donated SurgiLance™ Safety Lancets Help Central Florida Pharmacy School Provide Dozens of Free Glucose Screenings

LECOM-Bradenton Students Used SurgiLance SLN170 28-Gauge Safety Lancet in Screenings for Diagnose Type 2 Diabetes

Donated SurgiLance™ Safety Lancets Help Central Florida Pharmacy School Provide Dozens of Free Glucose Screenings

MediPurpose™, a medical product manufacturer and master distributor, today announced that donated SurgiLance™ safety lancets enabled a Central Florida pharmacy school to perform free glucose screenings for area residents.

Throughout late 2014, students from the LECOM (Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine) School of Pharmacy's Bradenton campus attended community events to perform more than 60 free glucose screenings.

Glucose screenings are most often performed to diagnose Diabetes Mellitus (Type 2), which, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC), is undiagnosed in 27.8 percent of the U.S. population (8.1 million people).

The donated needlestick devices enabled LECOM students to safely and comfortably perform the requisite fingerstick procedures required to draw blood for analysis.

31
January
2014

SurgiLance™ Safety Lancet Earns ‘Perfect Score’ for ‘10 Golden Rules of Safety’

New White Paper Demonstrates Single-Use Fingerstick Device’s Adherence to Safe in Common’s Guidelines for Sharps Safety

SurgiLance™ Safety Lancet Earns ‘Perfect Score’ for ‘10 Golden Rules of Safety’

MediPurpose™, a manufacturer and master distributor of medical products, today announced the publication of a new white paper, Safe in Common’s “10 Golden Rules of Safety”: How Well Does SurgiLance™ Safety Lancet Compare?

The white paper outlines sharps safety advocate Safe in Common’s guidelines for sharps safety devices and evaluates how well the SurgiLance™ safety lancet adheres to them. Further, it provides references to publications that provide additional background and evidence for the claims and arguments made on SurgiLance’s behalf for each rule.

“If Safe in Common’s ‘Top 10 Golden Rules for Safety’ can be considered a scorecard for sharps safety devices, the SurgiLance safety lancet arguably earned a perfect score, and this white paper explains why we believe so,” said MediPurpose founder and CEO Patrick Yi.

06
June
2013

Billionth SurgiLance Safety Lancet Sold to AOSS Medical Supply

Introduced in 1999 as the SurgiLance One-Step safety lancet, MediPurpose’s flagship medical product has sold steadily since its launch

Billionth SurgiLance Safety Lancet Sold to AOSS Medical Supply

MediPurpose™, a master distributor and manufacturer of medical products, today announced the sale of its billionth SurgiLance™ safety lancet to Louisiana-based medical product distributor AOSS Medical Supply.

AOSS Chairman/CEO Eric Liew, left, accepts an award from MediPurpose Regional Sales Manager Shawn McKeever, commemorating AOSS' purchase of the billionth SurgiLance™ safety lancet.

“We are thrilled to be a part of this special moment in MediPurpose’s history,” said AOSS Chairman/CEO Eric Liew. “We’ve partnered with MediPurpose since 2005, and we look forward to enjoying that relationship for many more years.”

MediPurpose founder and CEO Patrick Yi expressed mutual appreciation for his company’s relationship with AOSS. “Although we value all of our customers, it’s fitting that AOSS purchased the billionth SurgiLance, as they’ve been one of our most supportive customers over the years.”