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PlatinumCode Awarded Supplier Agreement for Phlebotomy Tourniquets by Vizient

Minneapolis, MN – February 26, 2020   IPC, LLC DBA PlatinumCode announces they have been awarded a three-year agreement for Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country. Effective March 1, 2020, Vizient members will have access to increased savings on phlebotomy tourniquets offered by PlatinumCode.

With this agreement, PlatinumCode will be the first manufacturer to offer tourniquets as part of Vizient’s Pediatric Program, which will provide members with opportunities for added savings on pediatric and infant tourniquets. PlatinumCode will also be the supplier of Novaplus® tourniquets. Novaplus is Vizient’s private-label program that offers cost savings on a wide range of high quality, high-demand supplies for Vizient members.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to provide our extensive line of tourniquets to Vizient members and admire the numerous ways that Vizient seeks to add value for their diverse membership and customer base,”

said Kacie Hilliard, Director of Outside Sales.

“In working with thousands of healthcare facilities nationwide over the past 30 years, we have made it our goal to provide solutions that increase patient safety and improve the patient experience. Single-use tourniquets help to reduce the risk of cross-infection and bright color options ensure that tourniquets stand out in monochrome healthcare environments to reduce leave-on accidents. Additionally, our specialty-sized tourniquets were designed for patients of all sizes to provide the right mechanical properties required for successful venipuncture. We are excited to officially be a Vizient-contracted supplier and offer these phlebotomy solutions along with added value opportunities through Novaplus and the Pediatric Program.”

 

About PlatinumCode

PlatinumCode is a leading manufacturer of labels, tourniquets, and related supplies for the healthcare industry.  PlatinumCode was the first company to launch brightly colored tourniquets to reduce leave-on accidents. Tourniquets are manufactured by PlatinumCode in Asia and PlatinumCode South America in Argentina on state-of-the-art, proprietary equipment. For more information about PlatinumCode, please visit www.platinumcode.us.

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PlatinumCode Announces Future Product Expansion of Healthcare Wristbands

New wristbands will aim to meet the increasing needs of admissions departments and the clinical laboratory

MINNEAPOLIS AND PHILADELPHIA, August 2, 2016 – PlatinumCode, a leading manufacturer and supplier of specimen identification and collection products for the healthcare industry, announced today at the AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo taking place August 2 – 4 at the Philadelphia Convention Center, that it has plans to expand their line of wristbands catering to admissions departments and the clinical laboratory. PlatinumCode seeks to create a full suite of wristband offerings featuring a variety of materials, uses, and sizes.

“PlatinumCode will continue to provide labels and clinical laboratory products – our customers appreciate the quality, customer service, and dedication – but they are in need of more options for facilities, specifically wristbands for admitting departments,” explained Steve Griffith, PlatinumCode’s Chief Operating Officer, “Our expansion will include multiple colors, comfort options, and even accessories to indicate an alert.”

PlatinumCode currently offers alert, insert, Tyvek ®, cover seal, Zebra Z-Band ® and cartridges, laser, and direct thermal wristbands. The expansion will include, but not be limited to: alert accessories, PVC insert, foam infant, write-on, mother/infant, additional direct thermal, and additional laser wristbands.

“With the popularity and growth of our existing line of wristbands, we are committed to delivering more options to our growing customer base,” Ron Griffith, PlatinumCode’s Chief Revenue Officer, stated, “We are confident that this expansion will prove beneficial for many admissions departments and clinical laboratories.”

PlatinumCode plans to announce the official launch in Fall of 2016. For more information on PlatinumCode wristbands, please call 888.446.9965, or visit www.platinumcode.us.

About PlatinumCode

PlatinumCode offers a wide range of identification 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 across the United States, PlatinumCode serves thousands of clinical laboratories, hospitals and medical centers in the United States.

For more information about PlatinumCode, please visit www.platinumcode.us.

Alyssa Meier, Marketing Manager

PlatinumCode

888.446.9965

alyssa.meier@platinumcode.us

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PlatinumCode Purchases New Label Press

PlatinumCode Purchased Seven-Color Mark Andy Press to Increase Label Production and Expand Offerings

MINNEAPOLIS, February 3, 2016 – PlatinumCode, a leading manufacturer and supplier of specimen identification and collection products for the healthcare industry, announced today that they have begun production of labels on an all-new Mark Andy label press. The new label press joins the lineup of other state-of-the-art presses in their nearly 35,000 square foot Minneapolis facility.

“We have now completed our installation, and production has begun,” Steve Griffith, PlatinumCode’s Chief Operating Officer, stated, “and already we have seen the benefits of another press – our output on the press is quadruple of other presses, and the print speed is up to 500 feet per minute.”

The purchase of the Mark Andy press will give PlatinumCode the ability to print a wider variety of labels and cater to more hospital’s and clinical lab’s needs.

“We are always on the lookout for ways to increase our productivity and offerings while keeping a high level of quality, so an investment in a press that can produce any label our customers can dream up, was a perfect fit.” Griffith stated, “The press we purchased will primarily be used for custom printed labels.”

The new press will allow PlatinumCode to continue to grow and expand their Minneapolis facility by adding more stocked labels and more employees.

“We have hit our growth targets year after year and we are excited to have another tool to assist with that,” Ron Griffith, PlatinumCode’s Chief Revenue Officer, stated, “and with all of our presses and employees under one roof in Minnesota, we feel confident that we can provide not only the highest quality, but the absolute best service and turnaround times.” 

About PlatinumCode

PlatinumCode offers a wide range of identification 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 across the United States, PlatinumCode serves thousands of clinical laboratories, hospitals, and medical centers in the United States.

For more information about PlatinumCode, please visit www.platinumcode.us.

Alyssa Meier, Marketing Manager

PlatinumCode

888.446.9965

alyssa.meier@platinumcode.us

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PlatinumCode Launches New Responsive E-Commerce Website

PlatinumCode’s new website aims to capture more than just desktop users with a fully responsive design built on one of the most powerful e-commerce platforms

MINNEAPOLIS, May 7, 2015 – PlatinumCode, a leading manufacturer and supplier of specimen identification and collection products for the healthcare industry, announced today that it has officially launched a new fully responsive, e-commerce website. According to Marty Griffith, PlatinumCode’s President, the new website is perfectly aligned with the company’s brand and strategic vision for growth in the years to come.

“We are a 25-year old company, yet we recognized the need to keep innovating and to bring forth a better platform for our customers to make more educated purchases,” Griffith explained, “and we believe our new website will help achieve just that.”

The new PlatinumCode website offers a clean, cutting edge design, with product-specific landing pages that speak to the features and benefits of the product, as well as the variety of packaging options the customer has. The site, built on one of the most advanced and respected e-commerce platforms, gives existing customers the ability to manage their online accounts, quickly re-order items they have previously ordered, track orders, request quotes, and request free samples. For the potential customers, the site gives in depth descriptions of products lines to assist in making even more educated purchases. In addition to creating a new account, potential customers will also have the ability to request quotes and request free samples.

“PlatinumCode’s vision for the site was to have a strong focus on educating and a secondary focus on e-commerce,” Ron Griffith, PlatinumCode’s Chief Revenue Officer, stated, “We have seen so many sites, including our previous site, that simply listed healthcare products without providing the actual benefits that patients and healthcare employees will see, which is not typically what healthcare professionals trust in making purchasing decisions.”

The new website is fully responsive, which means that the site automatically adjusts its size depending on the device being used, whether the user is using a desktop PC, mobile phone, or tablet.

“Although our traffic is primarily visiting our site using a PC, we have seen an increase in traffic using phones and tablets,” said Ron Griffith, “and a responsive site will allow for the growth of that traffic to have a better overall site experience, which is extremely valuable to us.”

The launch of the website has also come at a milestone year for PlatinumCode, as they celebrate their 25th year in business this year.

“We opened our doors in 1990 as Interstate Paper Company, selling strictly paper and labels. We have definitely come a long way in 25 years, adding new product lines, re-branding, building our sales team, and now launching what we believe will be an amazing sales tool,” Marty Griffith said.

To view the site, please visit: www.platinumcode.us

About PlatinumCode

PlatinumCode offers a wide range of identification 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.

For more information about PlatinumCode, please visit www.platinumcode.us.

Alyssa Meier, Marketing Manager

PlatinumCode

888.446.9965

alyssa.meier@platinumcode.us

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PlatinumCode to Expand Offerings and Launch New Product Catalog at the 2014 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo

PlatinumCode plans to distribute a new Specimen Collection Product Catalog featuring new products while exhibiting at AACC for the second year in a row

MINNEAPOLIS & CHICAGO, July 21, 2014 – PlatinumCode, a leading manufacturer and supplier of specimen identification, and collection products for the healthcare industry, announced that they have secured a booth space at the 2014 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo taking place July 29 – 31, 2014 at McCormick Place in Chicago and have plans to distribute a new Specimen Collection Product catalog at their booth #4848.

PlatinumCode has secured a larger 10’x20’ booth this year, doubling its previous size, due to the large amount of traffic in Houston in 2013.

PlatinumCode C.R.O., Ron Griffith explained, “2013 was our first time exhibiting at the Clinical Lab Expo and we found a very welcoming and overwhelming response to our specimen collection and identification products. We decided this year to increase our booth size as well as launch an all new specimen collection product catalog, which we feel will better represent our brand and growth.”

PlatinumCode’s new specimen collection product catalog features tourniquets, cohesive bandages, nitrile gloves, specimen transport bags, disposable lab coats and jackets, lancets, and heel sticks. PlatinumCode is currently redesigning their identification product catalog featuring labels for the clinical laboratory, pharmacy, admitting and materials management departments in healthcare facilities.

“Our new catalog is really focused,” said Griffith, “We really wanted to focus on our core products and allow for our customers to really see all of the versatility that our products do have, such as bright colors, various sizes, and cuttingedge features. We also just launched infant tourniquets which have had a great response.”

PlatinumCode launched infant tourniquets in response to customer demand earlier this year and plan to showcase them while in Chicago. The tourniquets measure one-half-inch wide by nine inches long and are available in both blue and purple. PlatinumCode will be in booth #4848 at the 2014 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo from July 29 – 31 in Chicago. The new catalogs as well as show specials will be available for all registered attendees.

For more information on PlatinumCode, please visit www.platinumcode.us.

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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.

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PlatinumCode Launches New, Improved, Ultra-Thin Nitrile Gloves

New nitrile exam gloves offer superior protection with ultra-thin 0.03g material

MINNEAPOLIS, March 31, 2014 – PlatinumCode, a leading manufacturer and supplier of specimen identification, transport and collection products for the healthcare industry, announced that they have launched a new and improved line of ultra-thin nitrile exam gloves. The latex-free and powder-free gloves were manufactured to offer superior stretch and to improve the safety of healthcare employees and patients.

As a manufacturer of nitrile gloves, PlatinumCode wanted to dramatically improve the overall construction of the glove – starting with the thickness.

PlatinumCode Vice President of Sales, Steve Griffith explained, “Because most of our gloves are used by phlebotomists, we wanted to specifically cater to their needs. Their feedback indicated that gloves need to not only be extremely safe, easy to put on, and protect against injuries, but also thin enough to feel an infants pulse – and we believe we achieved just that.”

PlatinumCode will offer Nitrile exam gloves in five sizes and are ambidextrous to make for easy donning. The gloves feature an ultra-thin construction (.03g thick), with nitrile construction for extra protection, and superior stretch for nearly zero tear. Gloves also feature textured fingertips for better grip, yet also allow for excellent pulse-finding capabilities.

“Over the years, we have manufactured a large number of gloves and have also tried the competition, and we have found this glove to really have all of the features we had hoped for – the ultimate in protection, ultra-thin construction and excellent stretch,” said Griffith, “Overall, we are very excited to officially launch these.”

PlatinumCode officially launched the gloves today, March 31, 2014 and they are available for purchase on www.platinumcode.us or by calling 888.446.9965 (item number 3037NB).

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.

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PlatinumCode Caters to Birthing and Pediatric Departments by Offering the First Pressure-activated Safety Heel Stick for Infants on the Market

MINNEAPOLIS, February 19, 2014 – PlatinumCode, a leading manufacturer and supplier of specimen identification, transport and collection products for the healthcare industry, announced that they have added pediatric pressure-activated safety heel stick devices to their line-up. The pressure-activated safety heel stick device is the first of its kind and will be sold to hospitals and pediatric departments in the United States.

As a result of PlatinumCode customer demand seeking a quality safety heel stick device, typically for the use in newborn screenings, the decision to offer the product line was easy.

In making the announcement, PlatinumCode Vice President of Marketing, Ron Griffith explained, “PlatinumCode is thrilled to now offer a safety heel stick device for infants, and we found the quality and safety of this line to be exceptional.”

PlatinumCode will now offer pressure-activated heel stick devices in four sizes and colors, all ranging in blade depth. Each heel stick device features a usage indicator and activation mechanism. The heel stick design is patented, FDA approved and ISO 9001, 14001 and 13485 certified. Each heel stick device is blister packed and sterilized.

“With nearly our entire staff being a parent, we loved the idea of a heel stick device that would deliver a consistent and controlled incision – resulting in less pain for the infants,” said Griffith, “Plus the blades deactivate after use, so cross-contamination is completely out of the question.”

The heel stick devices are pressure-activated, allowing for an easier and quicker procedure than those heel stick devices that require a button push or pre-loading.

“The medical professionals who are performing the heel stick procedure are typically dealing with a kicking foot, this heel stick will allow for one hand to hold the foot, and one to hold the heel stick – a huge improvement from other heel sticks on the market today,” said PlatinumCode Sales Manager, Chad Falkenborg.

PlatinumCode launched the pressure-activated safety heel sticks earlier in 2014 and has already seen a great demand for them. PlatinumCode also added pressure-activated safety lancets respectively.

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.

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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.

 

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PlatinumCode Relocates Headquarters to Accommodate Growth

MINNEAPOLIS, June 05, 2013 – PlatinumCode, a leading supplier of specimen identification, transport and collection products for the healthcare industry, announced that they have moved to a more robust and spacious facility to accommodate the stable growth of their product offering and support team. PlatinumCode took occupancy as of April 12, 2013.

The move to 8095 215th Street West in Minneapolis gives PlatinumCode more than triple the space they previously occupied with nearly 9,000 square feet of office space. The warehouse, attached to the newly renovated office space, boasts an additional 26,162 square feet, helping to facilitate an even more streamlined process for warehousing, shipping and receiving.

“Within the 26,162 square feet of warehouse space we are able to house three times more product,” explained PlatinumCode Warehouse Manager Chad Blair. “The additional space will help for PlatinumCode to speed up shipping processes as well as make room for our expanding product lines, specifically our highly sought-after tourniquets.”

In making the announcement, PlatinumCode President Marty Griffith explained, “After expanding our product offerings to include even more quality healthcare consumables, we better understood the value that laboratory departments saw in the quality of our products. The move was absolutely necessary to accommodate for the demand for better products from healthcare facilities across the country.”

Founded in 1990, PlatinumCode has earned its reputation as a leader in the healthcare industry for products that cater specifically to blood collection and specimen handling. PlatinumCode prides itself on providing intuitive solutions that help healthcare professionals work more efficiently, effectively and, most importantly, safely. The Company is committed to continuous improvement in every facet of its organization. For more information on the move, please contact PlatinumCode at 888.446.9965 or visit us at www.platinumcode.us.

About PlatinumCode

PlatinumCode offers a wide range of products for the healthcare facility including specially designed labels for laboratory and hospital information systems, instrumentation media, specimen transport products and innovative, bright-colored, non-latex tourniquet bands and cohesive bandages. Thousands of clinics and hospitals from New York to California have come to rely on PlatinumCode’s quality, tenacious customer service and quick delivery. From PlatinumCode’s initial beginnings in North Dakota, the Company has grown to span the country with corporate headquarters in Minneapolis and warehouse locations in Toledo, Portland and Los Angeles. PlatinumCode is broadening product lines in response to customer requirements.