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Puritan Medical Products Company Named Company of the Year by Inc. Media

Puritan Medical Products Company has been named Company of the Year, the highest honor given among Inc.’s first annual Best in Business list. Puritan was selected based on its achievements as one of two companies in the world that made the nasal swabs necessary for COVID-19 testing, as well as the rapid expansion it put in place to increase supply.

“The obstacles we faced this year have been unlike any other, and from bringing in extra workers to adding new infrastructure our team rose to the occasion time and time again,” says Timothy Templet, co-owner and executive vice president of Puritan. “My grandfather laid the groundwork for Puritan in 1919 amid a global pandemic, and I couldn’t be prouder to see the role we’re playing today in meeting the growing need for COVID-19 testing supplies. Those of us at Puritan are ecstatic not only to receive this honor but also to continue meeting this historic challenge.”

Inc. created the Best in Business Awards to honor companies that have gone above and beyond to make a positive difference. The list recognizes small- and medium-size privately held American businesses that have had a superlative impact on their communities, their industries, the environment, or society as a whole.

Instead of relying on quantitative criteria linked to sales or funding, Inc.'s editors reviewed the companies' achievements over the past year and noted how they made a positive difference in the world. The applicant pool was very competitive, with around 2,700 entries and an acceptance rate in the low single digits. Honorees for gold, silver, bronze, and general excellence across industries and categories are featured online at

About Puritan Medical Products

Puritan Medical Products Co., LLC, is a 101-year-old, family-owned American company known worldwide as the trusted manufacturer of single-use products for controlled environments, diagnostics, and specimen collection, environmental, forensics, and genetics, medical, and microbiology media industries. Puritan is FDA-registered and ISO-certified. Its products help customers collect, analyze, and transport specimens with the utmost confidence in the products’ clinical integrity. Puritan manufactures all of its patented flock swabs and related products in its headquarters in Guilford, Maine, USA.

About Inc. Media

The world's most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across various channels, including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the Inc. 5000 allows these founders a chance to engage with their peers' in an exclusive community with the credibility to help drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit

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