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PolyOne Expands Healthcare Portfolio with Biomerics' Specialty Medical Solutions

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PolyOne Expands Healthcare Portfolio with Biomerics' Specialty Medical Solutions

Press release date: June 2, 2014

CLEVELAND - PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, today announced that Biomerics has chosen PolyOne Distribution as the exclusive distributor for its QuadrathaneT, QuadraflexT, and QuadraplastT medical-grade thermoplastic polyurethanes in North America.

"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.

Thermoplastic polyurethanes from Biomerics are used in a variety of medical device applications such as vascular access catheters, introducers, drainage catheters, interventional radiology devices, fluid management, coatings, balloons and wound care. They are available in a wide range of colors and offer a spectrum of performance characteristics.

"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."

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

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 or contact us at 888-874-7787.

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