MellingMedical to serve as Katena’s key delivery channel to federal health entities
ALEXANDRIA, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MellingMedical, a leading provider of medical supplies, equipment, devices and pharmaceuticals to federal health facilities across the country under the VA’s “Veterans First” procurement program, today announced a vital distribution relationship with Katena Products, a recognized worldwide leader in specialty surgical and consumable ophthalmic and optometric products. Under the agreement, Katena’s cutting edge products have been added to MellingMedical’s Federal Supply Schedule, making them more readily available to federal health facilities and the patients they serve.
“Partnering with MellingMedical provides us with an opportunity to combine Katena’s reputation for quality ophthalmic products and services with Melling’s well-established presence in the federal purchasing system, particularly within ophthalmology”
“This relationship with a world class company like Katena is right in line with our goal to make the best possible medical products available to America’s veterans, military and other patients of federal health care facilities,” said Chris Melling, founder of the CVE-verified Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. “Knowing the impact their products can have on the lives of these important patients, we’re proud to make them easier to find and order.”
Known for its ability to deliver a broad array of medical equipment, supplies and pharmaceuticals to federal facilities across the country, MellingMedical was actually first founded to focus on ophthalmic solutions. Adding Katena’s current suite of products (and others that may be added as the company grows through acquisition) to the MellingMedical offerings only strengthens the company’s ability to service patients’ diverse needs.
“Partnering with MellingMedical provides us with an opportunity to combine Katena’s reputation for quality ophthalmic products and services with Melling’s well-established presence in the federal purchasing system, particularly within ophthalmology,” said Mark Fletcher, CEO. “We view this partnership as in the best interest of both companies, but also for the patient, in this case, our nation’s veterans.”
About Katena Products, Inc.
Katena is a recognized worldwide leader in specialty surgical and consumable ophthalmic and optometric products. Katena markets a comprehensive line of surgical instruments, biologics, medical devices and optical lenses to physician offices, hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers through their direct salesforce and to international customers in over 110 countries through an extensive distributor network. Katena continues to strengthen its position in these key markets through organic growth and merger and acquisition strategies. For additional information please visit www.katena.com.
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