PlatinumCode to expand product offering with Greiner Bio-One Partnership

Clinical and Hospital Laboratories to Gain Expanded Product Offering from PlatinumCode

MINNEAPOLIS and MONROE, NC, August 29, 2013 – PlatinumCode, a leading manufacturer and supplier of specimen identification, transport and collection products for the healthcare industry, and Greiner Bio-One, a manufacturer and distributor of solutions for the collection of human samples and plastic labware products for the medical research field, announced that they have formed a strategic partnership to meet the needs of clinical and hospital laboratories seeking superior collection products.

As a result of PlatinumCode customer demand seeking a superior line of blood tubes and collection needles for the laboratory, the partnership was a natural fit.

In making the announcement, PlatinumCode Vice President of Sales, Steve Griffith explained, "PlatinumCode is very excited to add Greiner Bio-One’s blood collection supplies to our expanding product lines.”

PlatinumCode will now offer collection supplies from Greiner Bio-One including safety blood collection sets, multiple-sample needles and systems, tube holders, transfer devices, luer adapters, and VACUETTE® venous blood collection tubes. The Greiner Bio-One collection supplies will join an already expansive line of identification, transport and collection products for the healthcare industry from PlatinumCode.

“The quality and innovation of the VACUETTE® blood tubes, which are the original plastic blood collection tubes, was something our customers sought out time after time – making the decision to add Greiner's products an easy one,” said Griffith.

As part of this partnership, Greiner Bio-One has offered to train laboratory professionals who seek interest in using their products as part of their Safety Evaluation Program and Tube Verification Program.

“Something we have always offered to facilities who may be hesitant to implement new products, are the Safety Evaluation Program and Tube Verification Program,” said Greiner Bio-One’s Director of Distribution and Special Projects Pre-analytics, Crawford Lewis. “We conduct hundreds of these programs each year – using a concise project plan – and our goal is to make it very easy for a facility to evaluate our products.”

About Greiner Bio-One

Greiner Bio-One North America, Inc., located in Monroe, North Carolina, provides product manufacturing, distribution logistics and product application support to clinical laboratories, research laboratories at Universities, startup companies, and to the world’s largest hospitals, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology corporations. Greiner Bio-One’s products offer solutions for the collection of human samples and plastic labware products specifically related to the medical research field. For more information about Greiner Bio-One North America, please visit http://us.gbo.com/.

About PlatinumCode

PlatinumCode offers a wide range of identification, transport and collection products for the healthcare facility including specially designed labels for laboratory and hospital information systems, instrumentation media, specimen transport products, bright-colored, non-latex tourniquet bands and cohesive bandages. Headquartered in Minneapolis, with warehouse locations in Toledo, Portland and Los Angeles, PlatinumCode serves thousands of clinical laboratories, hospitals and medical centers across the United States. PlatinumCode is broadening product lines and distribution in response to customer requirements. For more information about PlatinumCode, please visit www.platinumcode.us.