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Puritan Medical Products Company Receives $51 Million Undefinitized Contract Action from U.S. Department of Defense

August 17, 2020, | GUILFORD Maine – Puritan Medical Products Co., LLC, the trusted manufacturer of swabs and an ever-expanding line of single-use medical products, was awarded an undefinitized contract action with a not-to-exceed ceiling of $51.15 million from the Department of Defense (DOD), in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The funding was provided in order to expand industrial production capacity of flock tip testing swabs.

With the sudden global onset of COVID-19, severe capacity constraints were placed on Puritan as the sole domestic manufacturer of the flock tip swabs, the preferred COVID-19 testing swab. This industrial base expansion effort will allow Puritan to stand up a new flock tip production facility in Maine, increasing their production capacity to 50 million swabs per month by March 2021 to support domestic COVID-19 testing.

“Those of us at Puritan are honored to have received this funding in order to increase our output of flock tip testing swabs,” said Scott Wellman, chief financial officer of Puritan. “We’ve already made impressive strides in meeting the growing need for COVID-19 testing supplies, and it would not be possible without our exceptional group of hardworking, dedicated employees.”

Funded by the CARES Act, this effort was led by DOD’s Joint Acquisition Task Force in coordination with HHS to enable and support domestic industrial base expansion for critical medical resources.

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.

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