Shepard Medical Products Acquires Mayer Laboratories' Digitex Glove Business

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Shepard Medical Products announced today the acquisition of Mayer Laboratories' Digitex® Glove business. This medical glove business fits well into Shepard Medical's CareMates™ infection protection product line that includes high quality latex and synthetic gloves, sanitizing wipes and gels, insect repellent and sunscreen wipes, and masks. CareMates is the leading independent brand, first behind the generic private label brands. Shepard has provided the highest quality gloves for over 20 years, with products meeting the strictest of regulatory quality standards throughout the world. The products offered in the Digitex Glove line will now be sold under the CareMates brand and will continue to be sold across the United States.

We are proud to bring Mayer Laboratories' Digitex Gloves into our Shepard Medical family of products. Mayer has an excellent reputation for providing premium quality products, which fits well with Shepard's commitment to providing the best products in the marketplace at affordable prices.

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Shepard Medical Products announced today the acquisition of Mayer Laboratories' Digitex® Glove business. This medical glove business fits well into Shepard Medical's CareMates™ infection protection product line that includes high quality latex and synthetic gloves, sanitizing wipes and gels, insect repellent and sunscreen wipes, and masks. CareMates is the leading independent brand, first behind the generic private label brands.

Shepard has provided the highest quality gloves for over 20 years, with products meeting the strictest of regulatory quality standards throughout the world. The products offered in the Digitex Glove line will now be sold under the CareMates brand and will continue to be sold across the United States. Mayer Laboratories sale of Digitex allows the company to focus more on its core brands in the reproductive healthcare segment under the brands of Kimono® Condoms, fc female condoms®, and Aqua Lube® Lubricants.

Chris Wright, President and Founder of Shepard Medical Products, said, "We are proud to bring Mayer Laboratories' Digitex Gloves into our Shepard Medical family of products. Mayer has an excellent reputation for providing premium quality products, which fits well with Shepard's commitment to providing the best products in the marketplace at affordable prices."

President of Mayer Laboratories, David P. Mayer, stated, "Selling the Digitex Glove business to Shepard Medical provided a chance for Mayer Labs to profitably exit this category, and gave our existing customers a great source for products." Mr. Mayer added, "Also, this was an opportunity for Shepard Medical to increase its reach in the retail drug trade."

About Shepard Medical Products and CareMates
Since 1986, Shepard Medical Products has been an industry leader in the field of Infection Protection for the medical and food industries. Throughout the company's history, Shepard has been committed to providing customers with the highest quality latex and synthetic gloves, hand sanitizing gel & wipes, and related infection protection products. Shepard Medical Products' commitment to finding solutions to customer needs has lead to products that exceed regulatory standards throughout the world, as well as the development and introduction of proprietary products, like the CareMates Infection Protection Line. For more information, call (800) 354-5683, (630) 539-7790 or visit http://www.care-mates.com.

About Mayer Laboratories, Inc.
Founded in 1986 and based in Berkeley, California, Mayer Laboratories, Inc. markets and distributes high-quality healthcare and reproductive products including Kimono® brand latex condoms, Aqua Lube® Personal Lubricant, and fc female condoms®, that are sold throughout the US and Canada. Mayer Laboratories is a privately held corporation whose shareholders and employees are dedicated to products that contribute to a core vision: a healthy, safe world community. For more information call (800) 426-6366 or visit http://www.mayerlabs.com

Media contact: Beth Peterson (847) 931-9375.

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