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2010-05-17 07:15:00

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- SafeShot Technologies, LLC, a leader in safety syringe innovation, today launched a new campaign called "No More Pricks" to build awareness around the needlestick injury issue which affects more than 1 million healthcare workers each year. SafeShot Technologies has developed an affordable solution to address the risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens as well as the reusability of contaminated syringes with its patented Epiphany Vacuum-barrel...

2010-05-06 08:35:00

HOUSTON, May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WM Healthcare Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM), today announced that it has purchased from Stericycle, Inc. (Nasdaq: SRCL) certain assets of MedServe, Inc. MedServe provided regulated medical waste management solutions, including on-site sharps management and on-site medical waste treatment, and waste management solutions for hazardous materials including chemical, pharmaceutical and radioactive waste until its...

2010-04-29 07:00:00

LEWISBERRY, Pa., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Unilife Corporation ("Unilife" or "Company") (Nasdaq: UNIS; ASX: UNS), a leading developer of safety medical devices, today announced its entry into the Indian market to help support efforts by the Central Government of India and international agencies to institute the mandatory use of safety syringes within local healthcare facilities. Dr. Gerald Verollet, Vice-President of Scientific and International Affairs, has relocated to India...

2010-04-19 06:15:00

HOUSTON, April 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sharps Compliance Inc. (Nasdaq: SMED), ("Sharps" or the "Company"), has unveiled the first of its kind, patent-pending GREEN Waste Conversion Process(TM), eliminating medical waste going into landfills by 100%. The process transforms discarded medical waste into a new product called PELLA-DRX(TM) - a clean, raw material used in the manufacture of industrial resources, vital to everything from highways to high-rise buildings. The disposal of...

2010-02-17 07:22:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WM Healthcare Solutions', a subsidiary of Waste Management (NYSE: WM), extensive mail-back sharps product line is now approved by the California Department of Public Health for sale and use in the state of California. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090402/NY93570LOGO-b) Since September 2008, disposing of home-generated sharps in the trash has been illegal in California. Communities and medical waste disposal providers have worked...

2009-10-13 05:00:00

WESTON, Fla., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- It is illegal in the state of California to unsafely dispose of "sharps" (medical waste such as needles and syringes) in the home, and thanks to California State Senator Joe Simitian's Senate Bill 486, and contributors from his annual "There Oughta Be A Law" contest, 1 million Californians will not be breaking the law anymore (see http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/hhw/sharps/). American Scientific Resources, Inc. (Pink Sheets: ASFX) (the Company), is...

2009-09-14 13:36:00

WESTON, Fla., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Scientific Resources, Inc. (Pink Sheets: ASFX) (the Company), is excited to announce that it has acquired the intellectual property to the world's only FDA approved home needle destruction device (NDD), the Disintegrator(TM) and Disintegrator Plus(TM) (U.S. Patent No. 6,384,362 Patent Application No.: 09/500,504) (the "Device Technology"). A formerly owned property of Safeguard Medical Technologies, American Scientific Resources...

2009-03-10 15:01:00

Cost-effective answer to the challenges of packaging traceability posed by regulated medical waste CLEVELAND, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kennedy Group, a leader in label, packaging, promotion and identification for three decades, applies its unique placard identification reusable labeling solution to meet stringent regulatory standards for identifying and tracking reusable waste containers for biomedical waste. Subject to governmental regulations, medical waste and sharps waste (needles,...

2009-02-02 10:00:00

$40 million contract to provide the Sharps Medical Waste Management System HOUSTON, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sharps Compliance Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: SCOM) ("Sharps" or the "Company"), a leading provider of cost-effective disposal solutions for alternative site healthcare facilities and other generators of medical waste, today announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide its Sharps Medical Waste Management System ("Sharps(R)MWMS(TM)") to an agency of the United States...

2008-07-09 12:00:49

More than 385,000 needlestick and other sharps-related injuries are sustained annually by hospital-based healthcare personnel, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates, with countless others occurring in nursing homes, outpatient clinics, physician offices and emergency care services. These injuries put healthcare workers at risk of becoming infected with life-threatening viruses, such as hepatitis B and C viruses and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The...