- Published: 10 March 2015
- Written by Editor
Bacterin Announces Distribution Agreement With Spartan Medical for DOD and VA Medical Centers
BELGRADE, Mont., March 10, 2015 -- Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT:BONE), a leader in the development of bone graft material, today announced it has signed a national distribution agreement with Spartan Medical, Inc., a service-disabled, veteran-owned, small business focused on distribution to government medical facilities.
Under the agreement, Spartan Medical will distribute Bacterin's proprietary product portfolio to the medical centers affiliated with the US Department of Defense (DOD) and the US Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA). Spartan Medical is an established distribution entity that provides best-in-class products and services to its customers, with specific experience in orthopedic and biologics distribution, and government contracting.
"Spartan Medical is constantly on the lookout for the best products in the world that will improve surgical outcomes for those who have served," said Vince Proffitt, President of Spartan Medical, Inc. "Our relationship with Bacterin does just that and makes our Biologics offering second to none."
Melanie Head, Bacterin's Vice President of Sales added, "Our new relationship with Spartan Medical is both a great privilege and wonderful opportunity. It will enable us to provide our military personnel, soldiers and veterans with the biologics they deserve to enhance the quality of their lives, while also adding another experienced distribution channel to our organization."
About Spartan Medical
Spartan Medical Inc. was founded in 2008 by a former Air Force Intelligence Officer in an effort to provide an extensive armamentarium of advanced medical devices and technologies focused on the needs of the VA and DoD Surgeon. Spartan Medical is considered a top priority vendor in the VA as a verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), and has secured multi-year Blanket Purchase Agreements at 30 major Military Treatment Facilities. With a core staff possessing over 200 years of combined expertise and experience in the field, and numerous highly trained and skilled sales consultants across the nation, Spartan Medical assures no single points of failure. Consistent with its mission to provide the best products and services to our nation's Wounded Warriors and Veterans, Spartan Medical has recently collaborated with Bacterin International to provide innovative, state-of-the-art, clinically proven medical implants that meet the ongoing challenges involved in patient surgical care.
For further information please visit: www.spartanmedspine.com
About Bacterin International Holdings
Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT:BONE) develops, manufactures and markets biologic products to domestic and international markets. These products are used in a variety of applications including enhancing fusion in spine surgery, relief of back pain, promotion of bone growth in foot and ankle surgery, promotion of cranial healing following neurosurgery and subchondral repair in knee and other joint surgeries.
For further information, please visit www.bacterin.com.
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