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INTEPLAST GROUP’S MEDEGEN MEDICAL PRODUCTS AWARDED NOVAPLUS® CONTRACT FOR SPECIALTY BAGS

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

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Medegen Medical Products Introduces New, Dual-Tested Autoclave Bags for Biohazardous Waste That Meet or Exceed Requirements for All 50 States

Medegen Medical Products Introduces New, Dual-Tested Autoclave Bags for Biohazardous Waste That Meet or Exceed Requirements for All 50 States

New Bags Comply With DOT and State Regulations for Interstate and Intrastate Transport of Biohazardous Waste, Including Strict Requirements for Florida, Pennsylvania and California.

LIVINGSTON, N.J., Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Medegen Medical Products, an Inteplast Group Company, and manufacturer of patient care and medical products, announces the availability of its new Dual-Tested Autoclave Bags for the sterilization, transport and disposal of biohazardous waste.

The bags are manufactured with high-strength, polypropylene film using a proprietary process. They comply with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Sections 173-197 on regulated medical waste, and meet or exceed autoclave bag regulations for the interstate and intrastate transport of biohazardous waste for all 50 states.

Developed and manufactured in the U.S., Medegen Medical Products’ Dual-Tested Autoclave Bags are ASTM D1922 Elmendorf Tear tested to exceed 480g of tear strength (MD and TD), and ASTM D1709 tested to exceed 165g of dart drop strength. The bags, which are used to decontaminate contents, can be autoclaved at temperatures up to 285 degrees Fahrenheit and feature an integral steam processing indicator that turns brown when autoclaved.

“These bags address a need in the marketplace,” says Mike Sauer, marketing director, containment, Medegen Medical Products. “Compliance laws for biohazardous waste containment differ from state to state. Certain states including Florida, Pennsylvania and California require dual-tested autoclave bags and others do not. This can create challenges for hospital systems or labs with multiple locations.

Our Dual-Tested Autoclave Bags comply with the most stringent and most current regulations nationwide. They offer peace of mind to distributors and healthcare professionals because they can be sold and used everywhere in the U.S.,” adds Sauer.

The bags are available in red color or clear and are imprinted with the biohazard symbol and warning in English and Spanish. Five sizes ranging from 14″ x 19″ to 38″ x 47″ are offered. Twist ties are included. Customization is available.

Medegen Medical Products is well represented on Healthcare GPOs. The company’s dedicated nationwide sales team supports the entire line of Inteplast Healthcare products. As part of Inteplast Healthcare and Inteplast Group, Medegen Medical Products is able to offer its customers a wide breadth of products that deliver opportunities for system-wide standardization and cost savings.

Medegen Medical Products has plants in Tennessee and West Virginia where it manufactures patient care and medical products for acute and alternate care facilities, including patient bedside items such as basins, bedpans and urinals; laboratory and measurement products; and containment systems for biohazard and non-biohazard waste including can liners, autoclave bags and sharps containers.

Inteplast Group is a major U.S. manufacturer of integrated and synergistic plastic products for diverse markets. Headquartered in Livingston, NJ, Inteplast Group has more than 50 locations in North America, encompassing manufacturing, distribution and sales.

For more information, please visit www.medegenmed.com and www.inteplasthealthcare.com.
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SOURCE Inteplast Group

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