BOXBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sterilis LLC, an innovative on-site point of care medical waste remediation company, announced that it has signed Medical Equipment Repair Associates (MERA) to a definitive multi-year agreement to provide repair and training services for Sterilis’ regulated medical waste remediation devices.
MERA will assist Sterilis’s service organization with installations, repairs, scheduled maintenance and other preventative maintenance activities, as well as special projects such as software updates.
“We are excited to partner with MERA. With this partnership, we strengthen our abilities and capabilities to offer professional, round-the-clock service to our customers,” said Bob Winskowicz, CEO of Sterilis. “Our priority is to provide a system that not only is safe and effective for all personnel, but that is also easy to use. By combining MERA’s service capabilities with our existing service organization, we further strengthen our abilities to deliver best-in-class customer service to our clients.”
Sterilis developed patented technology that combines a steam sterilizer with a grinder, allowing regulated medical waste to be treated on-site and on-demand at point-of-care in about 60 minutes, after which it can be thrown out with regular trash. It is being used in a variety of regulated medical waste settings including hospitals, community needle-drop centers, dialysis clinics, surgery centers, dermatology and ophthalmology practices, health clinics, prisons, clinical labs, nursing homes and acute care facilities.
Founded in 1973, MERA operates in both the United States and Canada and serves independent medical equipment and service companies that function as one organization. With 90 locations, MERA provides clients dependable, flexible and adaptable service.
“With Sterilis’ radical new approach to treating medical waste, customers need highly effective repair and training services to maximize their investment in the Sterilis device, and that’s where MERA excels,” said Carl Brinkman, director of sales and marketing at MERA. “Being a company that is familiar with working with medical equipment manufacturers, we are confident in the services MERA provides to our customers. Sterilis is truly changing the regulated medical waste landscape and we are excited to be a part of that.”
Sterilis Medical has developed a patented technology that converts regulated medical waste into harmless, confetti-like material that can be thrown out with the regular trash. Sterilis devices are American-made in Springfield, Massachusetts and are in use at customer sites in healthcare, public safety (fire and police departments) and aviation. Sterilis devices provide ease of use, safety, convenience, environmentally sustainable and cost saving benefits, all in one device. The company is privately-held and headquartered in Boxborough, Mass.
MERA is an ISO-certified group of 65 companies with more than 85 offices and 330+ field service technicians throughout the United States and Canada. MERA is the largest, most experienced provider of independent medical and laboratory equipment service in the world. Through the power of cooperation, MERA provides its clients the operational expertise and technical resources of a large company while providing end users the local knowledge, presence, and responsiveness of a small company.