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PlatinumCode Once Again Donates Five Percent of Pink Product’s Profits to Support Breast Cancer Research

For the second year in a row the Breast Cancer Research Fund will receive five percent of profits from the sale of PlatinumCode’s pink products

MINNEAPOLIS, November 12, 2014 – PlatinumCode, a leading manufacturer and supplier of specimen identification and collection products for the healthcare industry, announced September 18, 2014 that they had committed 5 percent of their profits on the sale of eligible pink products to support breast cancer awareness. In making the announcement, PlatinumCode launched various marketing efforts to help support the cause, resulting in a boost in the sale of pink items.

As of Friday, October 31, PlatinumCode indicated record-breaking sales for the company – resulting in a larger than anticipated donation to PlatinumCode’s charity of choice, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Because PlatinumCode is privately held, dollar figures will stay private.

“We knew this was going to be a bigger month for us, sales-wise, but didn’t expect to shatter our record, and not to mention blow 2013’s record out of the water for pink sales,” said PlatinumCode Sales Manager, Chad Falkenborg,

“We are thrilled to have committed to this cause and can’t wait to make our donation.”

PlatinumCode chose to once again donate to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, a foundation focused on providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation currently directs 91 cents of every dollar towards breast cancer research and awareness programs.

“The decision to once again donate to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation was easy,” said PlatinumCode Chief Revenue Officer, Ron Griffith, “Their strong focus on research and the extensive knowledge they have of the disease enables us to be confident that our funds are going to good use.”

About The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is an independent 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding cancer research worldwide to fuel advances in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, metastasis, and survivorship.

For more information about the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, please visit www.bcrfcure.org.

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. 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 Commits to Donating Five Percent of Profits from the sale of Pink Products to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

For a second year in a row, PlatinumCode will support breast cancer research with pink products

MINNEAPOLIS, September 18, 2014 – PlatinumCode, a leading manufacturer and supplier of specimen identification, transport and collection products for the healthcare industry, announced earlier this month that they have committed to donate five percent of their profits of the sale of eligible pink products to breast cancer research. In making the announcement, PlatinumCode has launched various marketing efforts to help support the cause, including providing clinical and hospital labs with their popular “Pink Packs” of samples.

PlatinumCode has been busy packing up Pink Pack sample packs since mid-August and continues to send them on a daily basis to clinical and hospital labs. The free of charge Pink Packs contain the recipient’s choice of magenta tourniquets, pink pediatric tourniquets, pink cohesive bandage, pink nitrile gloves, and disposable pink lab coats or jackets. PlatinumCode also included a pink-ribbon retractable badge holder for hospital and clinic staff as a small gift. Pink-Packs can be requested online at www.platinumcode.us or over the phone at 888.446.9965.

“The Pink-Packs are not only a wonderful way to get our quality products in front of our customers and potential customers, but a great way to spread awareness for such a great cause.” explained Chad Falkenborg, PlatinumCode Sales Manager, “And this year – they (Pink Packs) are flying off the shelves!”

In 2013 PlatinumCode indicated record-breaking sales for the month of October from the sale of pink products, making their donation greater than anticipated. This year, PlatinumCode has a goal to nearly double their donation.

“We get really excited about supporting such a great cause and want to do everything we can to help, and what better way to spread awareness than having health care professionals use pink products?” explained Ron Griffith, PlatinumCode CRO. “We are really hoping to see a huge leap in our donation this year, and have plans to nearly double it.”

PlatinumCode has not yet indicated which charitable research organization their donation will go towards, yet plans to find an organization with a strong focus on research and more than 90 percent of their budget going towards program expenses.

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 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 Donates Five Percent of Profits from Pink Products to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

The Breast Cancer Research Fund will receive five percent of profits from the sale of PlatinumCode’s pink products

MINNEAPOLIS, November 6, 2013 – PlatinumCode, a leading manufacturer and supplier of specimen identification, transport and collection products for the healthcare industry, announced mid-September that they had committed 5 percent of their profits on the sale of eligible pink products to support breast cancer awareness. In making the announcement, PlatinumCode launched various marketing efforts to help support the cause, resulting in a boost in the sale of pink items.

As of Thursday, October 31, PlatinumCode indicated record-breaking sales for the company – resulting in a larger than anticipated donation to PlatinumCode’s charity of choice, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Because PlatinumCode is privately held, dollar figures will stay private.

“We saw a huge leap in the sale of pink items – starting late September – and we are happy to announce that our donation will be larger than we initially expected,” said PlatinumCode Vice President of Sales, Steve Griffith.

PlatinumCode chose to donate to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, a foundation focused on providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation currently directs 91 cents of every dollar towards breast cancer research and awareness programs.

“The decision to donate to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation came to us after extensive research on charitable organizations,” said PlatinumCode Vice President of Marketing, Ron Griffith, “We were very impressed by their devotion to the cause as well as their commitment to public accountability and social responsibility.”

About The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is an independent 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health. For more information about the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, please visit www.bcrfcure.org.

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.