Monday, January 31, 2005

Golden renews scooter contact with VA
OLD FORGE, Pa. - Golden Technologies has extended for one year its $8-$10 million scooter contract with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The contract calls for Golden to supply 9,000 to 10,000 scooters to VA beneficiaries at 163 facilities across the country. Golden won its first contract with the VA in 2003. Golden increased its employee base from 200 to 250 after winning its first VA contract.
Colours N’ Motion looks to expand in Europe

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Colours N’ Motion, a wheelchair manufacturer best known as for its brash esthetics, is expanding in Europe under the management of Med Services Europe. “With over 85% of our sales derived from the U.S. market and distributors in Japan, Australia, New Zealand and The Netherlands, Colours is now seeking to further develop its market within the European Union,” Colours President John Box said in a press release. “We see our collaboration with Med Services Europe as an important step forward in the development of our international operations.” Based in Amsterdam, Med Services Europe B.V. specializes in sales, marketing and business development services for the medical industry.
Lincare signs up for Trac Medical’s CareCert

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. - Add Lincare to the swelling list of companies that are trying to establish e-CMN relationships with physicians using Trac Medical’s CareCert. The companies entered into a “master service agreement” last month. After Apria, Lincare is the second largest HME in the country with more than 700 locations. Trac now counts the top five home medical equipment suppliers, including Lincare, as their provider of choice for electronic healthcare forms. While financial terms weren’t disclosed, TracMed will generate revenue through monthly license and transaction fees, which will largely be impacted by physician adoption.