FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 12, 2016
HAUPPAUGE, NY – January 12, 2016 – Medegen Medical Products, an Inteplast Group company and manufacturer and seller of patient-care, laboratory and medical products, announces that it has been awarded a five-year NOVAPLUS® contract for specialty bags by Novation LLC, a leading group purchasing organization that serves more than 100,000 members and affiliates of VHA Inc., UHC, Children’s Hospital Association and Provista LLC.
Medegen Medical Products’ parent company, Inteplast Group, is the home of Minigrip® and Lab Guard®, both recognized brands and market leaders in reclosable packaging technology.
Through the agreement, effective February 1, 2016, Novation’s NOVAPLUS® product portfolio will include specialty bags with the features found in Lab Guard® Reclosable Specimen Bags with TearZone® EZ-Open Feature and cost-saving destroyable biohazard symbol; Lab Guard® Reclosable Chemotherapy Bags; Speci-Gard® Adhesive Closure Specimen Bags; Medegen Patient Belonging and Setup Bags; and Minigrip® Reloc-Zippit® zip bags.
NOVAPLUS® is Novation’s private-label brand for commodity products used by providers. The NOVAPLUS® portfolio offers Novation membership the best contract value and quality on a broad range of anesthesia, diagnostic imaging, medical, orthopedics, pharmaceutical, respiratory and surgical products.
Charles Kelly, president and general manager, Medegen Medical Products, says “We are excited to be the provider of specialty bags for the NOVAPLUS® brand. Members Novation serves will have access to a broad range of specimen transport bags, patient belonging bags and other specialty bags. By integrating Minigrip®’s high quality and proprietary technology into this product offering, we have significantly reduced overall costs for members.”
With this contract Medegen Medical Products becomes the second Inteplast Group company to supply the NOVAPLUS® brand. Pitt Plastics, an Inteplast Group company, is the supplier for Novation’s NOVAPLUS® can liners.
About Medegen Medical Products
Medegen Medical Products, an Inteplast Group company, manufactures and sells patient-care and medical products for acute care and alternate care facilities. The company’s products include bedside plastics such as water service and basins, bedpans and urinals, emesis basins and bags; laboratory and measurement products, and containment systems and operating room supplies, all supported by a nationwide sales force. Medegen Medical Products has US-based manufacturing plants in Tennessee and West Virginia, and offers robust international sourcing and broad product capabilities as part of Inteplast Healthcare, the healthcare products business unit of Inteplast Group. For more information visit: www.medegenmed.com