American Scientific Resources Inc. and School Health Corporation to Supply The Disintegrator™ Needle Destruction Device to Texas School District
Published: Jul 11, 2011
BOCA RATON, Fla., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Scientific Resources, Inc. ("American Scientific Resources" or the "Company") (OTCQB: ASFX) and its distributor, School Health Corporation, today announced that they have received a purchase order from School Health Corporation for 108 Disintegrator Plus units to be delivered to a single school district to meet their needle disposal needs.
The Disintegrator Plus is an FDA approved and EPA recommended needle destruction device for home use. The Disintegrator Plus is a portable -needle destruction device that uses plasma arc technology to disintegrate the syringe's needle. The device is powered by a small, 9.6 volt nickel metal hydride (NiMh) rechargeable battery and is RoHS compliant and has the quality assurance of the CE mark. The device is intended for 27-31 gauge insulin hypodermic needles that are 1/4 to 1/2 inch in length. It can be used with most insulin pens and with disposable insulin syringes from 1/3 to 1 cubic centimeter in volume. The used needle is inserted into a hole on the device and the power button is pressed for a few seconds. The battery produces an arc of electricity that melts and blunts the needle tip, kills pathogens and seals the syringe making it safe to throw directly into the household trash. The action produces no smoke, ash or residue and there is nothing to clean out. The Disintegrator Plus is a portable needle destruction device that serves as an effective alternative to conventional sharps containers for disposal of used needles for self injectors.
"People who rely on self-injection drugs for treatment, such as diabetics, persons with multiple sclerosis, kids on growth hormone, etc. are usually faced with the uncertainty of how to properly dispose of used syringes," said Christopher F. Tirotta, MD, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Scientific Resources. He noted that in the school setting improper needle disposal can put children, nurses, teachers and maintenance workers at risk of needle stick injuries. "Use of the Disintegrator Plus can eliminate that risk cost-effectively," he added.
Marc Massoglia, Senior Vice President of Sales for American Scientific Resources, noted "the significance of this sale is that this customer recognizes that the Disintegrator Plus can be a more cost-effective and eco-friendly solution for needle disposal than the traditional method of distributing and collecting sharps boxes and ensuring their proper, safe disposal after use. We continue to target schools as an ideal environment for the Disintegrator because it can be used for years, produces no ash, residue, or smoke and leaves nothing to be cleaned out. The Disintegrator Plus destroyed syringe is safe and makes proper needle/syringe disposal very convenient."
Rob Rogers, Chief Operating Officer of School Health Corporation added, "The Disintegrator Plus is another innovative product that School Health Corporation provides to its customers. The unit is small, portable and self-contained, thereby allowing quick, easy and safe disposal of needles in the school or home setting."
About American Scientific Resources, Inc.
American Scientific Resources, Inc. is a purpose-driven consumer product manufacturer specializing in the clinical, home healthcare, infant and juvenile products industries. The Company sources and designs innovative health and safety products, developing advanced technology and intellectual property. The Company's products, which include infrared thermometers and safe disposal systems for home use of sharps and needles associated with certain health care issues, are distributed through established relationships in-house and through an ever growing network of leading global healthcare distributors and retailers. Brands under the American Scientific Resources umbrella include Kidz-Med, Disintegrator Plus and VeraTemp.
About School Health Corporation
Headquartered in Hanover Park, Ill., School Health Corporation is the leading supplier of health supplies and equipment to schools. Over 95% of the Top 500 school districts and largest universities in the country order from School Health each year. School Health has evolved from a specialized distributor of basic supplies to a consultative solutions provider offering its customers more than 12,000 products from over 600 manufacturers. For more information, call 1-866-323-5465 or visit http://www.schoolhealth.com.
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