Defense Health Agency Chooses Smiths Medical Safe-T-Lance® Plus Adult Safety Lancets

April 16, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 16, 2014 --Smiths Medical, a leading global medical device manufacturer, announced today that the Defense Health Agency of the U.S. Department of Defense selected the company for an incentive agreement to purchase its Safe-T-Lance® Plus adult safety lancets for use in facilities across the Department of Defense Military Health System.

"Serving our Soldiers, Military Retirees and their Families with the highest quality medical equipment is an honor and a privilege for Smiths Medical," said Jeffrey Phillips, Senior Director, Government Business Development, Smiths Medical. “We are proud Safe-T-Lance® Plus Safety Lancets were selected for use by our military, where they will help heal those who have served us so well."

Safe-T-Lance® Plus Safety Lancets provide retractable safety technology for capillary blood sampling. Automatic retraction helps reduce needle-stick injuries and cross-contamination exposure while providing a quick, gentle puncture. Features include:

  • Needle shielded before and after use.
  • Built-in needle depth control provides consistent and accurate sampling results.
  • Three different flow models provide flexibility for sampling applications.
  • Spring action provides quick, gentle puncture.

About Smiths Medical

Smiths Medical is a leading supplier of specialized medical devices and equipment for global markets, focusing on the medication delivery, vital care and safety devices market segments.  It is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components.  Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries. 

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