Medikus Named Exclusive Austrian Distributor for SurgiLance Safety Lancets - MediPurpose
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Medikus Named Exclusive Austrian Distributor for SurgiLance Safety Lancets

WIEN, Austria and ATLANTA, June 20 — MediPurpose™, a master distributor and manufacturer of medical products, today announced Medikus as the exclusive Austrian distributor for its urgiLance™ safety lancets.

The agreement extends MediPurpose’s medical product distribution in Austria. Last year, MediPurpose announced Medikus as exclusive Austrian distributor for its babyLance™ safety infant heelstick device.

“Since last year, Medikus has made significant progress with babyLance in the Austrian market,” said MediPurpose Executive Vice President and CCO Michael Riddle. “We have every confidence that they will be equally successful in the promotion and sale of our SurgiLance safety fingerstick device to the Austrian medical product marketplace.”

Although a relatively small market, Austria has a high level of per capita spending on medical devices. According to Espicom Business Intelligence, the Austrian market for medical equipment and supplies is valued at US $2.1 billion, equal to US $251 per capita, and is forecast to reach US $2.3 billion by 2015.

MediPurpose introduced the SurgiLance safety lancet in 1999. Since then, it has sold approximately one billion safety lancets worldwide.

The SurgiLance portfolio currently features seven unique models, ranging from 18-28 gauges and 1.0-2.3 mm penetration depths — including the SurgiLance™ SLN170 28-gauge lancet that was introduced last month.

Valued for its safety, comfort and ease of use, the SurgiLance safety lancet is one of the top-selling fingerstick devices in the United States and is available to healthcare professionals worldwide through a broad network of distributors.

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