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Biomerics and PolyOne Announce Distributor Agreement for Medical Thermoplastic Urethanes

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Biomerics, LLC

2700 S. 900 W., Salt Lake City, UT, 84119, USA

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Biomerics and PolyOne Announce Distributor Agreement for Medical Thermoplastic Urethanes

Press release date: June 4, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY¬†— Biomerics, a leading provider of medical polymers, is pleased to announce that PolyOne Distribution has been named the exclusive distributor of its specialty medical grade thermoplastic polyurethanes in North America.

PolyOne Distribution will distribute Biomerics' full line of medical grade thermoplastic urethanes including Quadrathane™, Quadraflex™, and Quadraplast™. Biomerics medical thermoplastic urethanes are used in a variety of medical device applications including vascular access catheters, introducers, drainage catheters, interventional radiology devices, fluid management products, coatings, balloons, and wound care.

"PolyOne is recognized globally for its commitment to the medical device market, dependable distribution, and customer service," said Travis Sessions, CEO of Biomerics. "Biomerics chose PolyOne Distribution to increase access of our materials and technology to the larger healthcare market. Given its strong market presence and specialty portfolio, PolyOne Distribution was a natural fit."

The Quadra Family of biomaterials is available in a wide range of hardness, colors, and radiopacifiers. These materials are specifically engineered to meet the demanding quality and biocompatibility requirements of the medical device market and are ISO-10993 and USP Class VI compliant. Biomerics and PolyOne Distribution will provide a standard stocking program for the most common material grades and will offer full-service compounding and process support for custom applications.

"Biomerics' Quadra biomaterials are an excellent complement to our healthcare portfolio. These highly biocompatible polymers will enhance our ability to help our customers accelerate speed-to-market, meet or exceed product performance requirements and navigate regulatory approvals more confidently," said Mark Crist, president, PolyOne Distribution.

The full line of materials will be introduced at the MedTechWorld MDM East show at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City, on June 10-12, 2014.

About Biomerics
Biomerics, LLC is an innovative medical polymer solution provider to the medical device market. Biomerics specializes in biomedical materials, compounding, injection molding, extrusion, coating, and medical device fabrication. Biomerics manufactures its materials in ISO 13485 and FDA registered facilities in Salt Lake City, UT. More information is available at www.biomerics.com or contact us at 888-874-7787.

About PolyOne
PolyOne Corporation, with 2013 revenues of $3.8 billion, is a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. The company is dedicated to serving customers in diverse industries around the globe, by creating value through collaboration, innovation and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Guided by its Core Values, Sustainability Promise and No Surprises PledgeSM, PolyOne is committed to its customers, employees, communities and shareholders through ethical, sustainable and fiscally responsible principles. For more information, visit www.polyone.com.

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