VA awards scooter contracts
WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has split its $19.8 million contract (last fiscal year) for scooters among Electric Mobility (4-wheeled), Golden Technologies (3-wheeled) and Pride Mobility Products (compact). The contract is the first of national scope for scooters at the VA, which previously awarded the contracts on a regional and local basis. Golden Technologies has set up a VA network among its dealer base to handle the anticipated 8,000 to 9,000 scooters it expects to move for the VA.
AUSTIN, Texas - eClickMD, one of two companies promoting eCMNs in the HME industry, confirmed a reorganization plan to remove the company from a bankruptcy. Since eClick filed Chapter 11 on May 13, 2003, the company has streamlined its operational model, added an experienced senior management core team and developed a national network of 45 independent sales representatives, which it expects to grow to more than 100 in 2004.
SeQual researches battlefield oxygen
SAN DIEGO – SeQual Technologies, a third company after AirSep and Inogen that is trying to downsize the oxygen concentrator, is now working with the U.S. military to develop wearable battlefield oxygen systems. The company’s vice president of sales and marketing, Ed Radtke, said Sequal is working on the extension of battery life, which is perhaps the highest technological hurdle in the way of a viable, portable lightweight unit, and more sophisticated integration of the concentrator’s components.