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Combat Medical Systems Awarded $86 Million DOD Contract

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Combat Medical Systems, a leading developer and distributor of medical solutions, received a five-year $86,000,000 contract with the DoD this week for its variety of tactical medical equipment and devices.

The Defense Logistics Agency announced the award Monday. The contract is specified for DLA's Medical Electronic Catalog (ECAT) that delivers more than $16,000,000 of medical equipment monthly to U.S. military and federal agencies serving around the world.

"We are extremely proud to have been awarded this contract," said CMS President, Corey Russ . "ECAT is an important channel of procurement for our customers and continues to strengthen our relationship with the DoD and the other federal agencies we support."

Included within the contract are CMS specifically developed and distributed products designed to meet the continuing challenges faced by medics and first responders. Among these items is its Mojo line of products and Combat Gauze™, the DoD standard in first-line treatment for life-threatening hemorrhage. CMS is the exclusive military distributor for the Z-Medica manufactured hemostatic fielded to every service member in the DoD and authorized in every Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK), Combat Life Saver bags and medical/corpsman kits.

Contracted products also include the AutoMedx SAVe™ Ventilator, Vidacare EZ-IO Intraosseous devices, and their AllEvac™ line of evacuation equipment offered with partner Ferno Military Systems, among others.

"We listen intently to our end users and continue to work closely with military leaders, program managers and DLA in an effort to serve as a DoD partner in tactical medicine. We are confident that our collective efforts will continue have a dramatic impact on the survival rate of our service members and federal agents who find themselves in harm's way," said Russ. "This award is yet another way to get these lifesaving products in the hands of those who brilliantly put them to use on a daily basis."

Combat Medical Systems was founded in 2008 by a team of experienced military medical personnel and industry product specialists with a mission to simplify tactical medicine. Headquartered in Fayetteville, N.C., nearby Ft. Bragg acts as its catalyst to remain current with medical trends and product development.

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