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Owen Mumford launches Unistik Touch lancet

BY David Salazar

OXFORD, England — Medical device maker Owen Mumford has announced tha launch of its new Unistik Touch, a touch-activated lancet that uses the company’s Comfort Zone Technology.

“Unistik Touch is our first touch activated lancet, which is built on our already trusted platform, Unistik3 device. Unistik Touch has been created specifically with the end-user's needs in mind,” Owen Mumford’s senior global product manager Tania Mackenzie said. “Being touch-activated means there are fewer steps for the end-user to make when sampling blood and with the addition of our Comfort Zone Technology, is designed for a more gentle experience”

The comfort-enhancing technology uses a series of eight raised dots on the end of the lancet that reduces pain from the needle when pressed against the sample area.

The lancet will be available initially in the United States, with global distribution planned for 2016. The lancet is available in 18-, 21-, 23-, 28- and 30-gauge sizes. 

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Implus creates Implus Fitness & Wellness Division

BY Michael Johnsen

AUSTIN, Texas – Implus on Tuesday announced the launch of the Implus Fitness & Wellness Division, focused on driving Implus to the forefront of the health and wellness industry. The Implus Fitness & Wellness Division manages category-leading brands renowned for premium quality, innovative designs and brand heritage. 
 
“2015 marks a strong year for Implus,” stated Todd Vore, president of Implus. “We have expanded our product portfolio with multiple brand acquisitions which will continue to increase our retail distribution. The Fitness & Wellness Division perfectly positions Implus to become the one-stop-shop for a variety of active lifestyle retailer partners. We will continue to combine consumer-driven brands with the unparalleled service levels and support our customers know and trust from Implus – a valuable combination.” 
 
The Implus Fitness & Wellness Division is led by Ryan Cruthirds, VP sales and product, and Marco Garsed, VP marketing. 
 
“As consumer trends continue to show growth in the health and wellness sector, the Implus Fitness & Wellness Division is in a unique position to provide quality products and innovative education to help consumers ‘Prepare, Perform and Recover’ as part of a healthier, active lifestyle,” Garsed said. 
 
Implus experienced tremendous growth following a majority investment in the company in 2015 by Berkshire Partners. Recent acquisitions include TriggerPoint, Balega, Harbinger Fitness and FuelBelt, growing the Implus portfolio to a total of 16 brands. “The Implus Fitness portfolio is made up of top brands that provide innovative solutions for anyone wanting to live an active, healthy lifestyle,” Cruthirds said. “We are excited to focus on continued excellence in innovation with this newly established division.” 
 
 
 
 
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Twinlab names new supply chain EVP

BY Michael Johnsen

NEW YORK – Twinlab Consolidation Corporation on Wednesday named Wade Nolte EVP, supply chain.
 
"I am excited and inspired by having Wade Nolte join TCC and its family of companies," stated Tom Tolworthy, CEO. "As an experienced senior executive who has enjoyed a highly successful 27-year career in the foods and nutraceuticals sectors, Wade is the ideal leader for enhancing our supply chain capabilities, securing significant operational synergies, and building scale on a global basis to create value for all of our stakeholders."
 
Prior to joining TCC, Nolte worked with Century Foods International, the manufacturer of nutritional products in the Specialty Foods Division of Hormel Foods Corporation. Most recently, Wade had overall strategic and operating responsibility for global supply chain management and he played a leading role in integrating Hormel's acquisition of CytoSport, the maker of Muscle Milk products.
 
In his new role, Nolte will have management accountability for all supply chain capabilities of the corporation including demand planning, purchasing and procurement, production planning, manufacturing operations and inventory management. Nolte will serve as a member of the company's executive committee and will chair TCC's operations committee.
 
 
 
 
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