Irvine, CA (Vocus) December 2, 2009
Links Medical Products Inc., an industry leader in healthcare products for hospitals and nursing homes, announces the opening of its new headquarters in the Irvine Spectrum. The new facility is located at 9247 Research Drive, Irvine, California 92618. In addition, Links Medical maintains another facility in the Irvine Spectrum plus an assembly and distribution operation in Indio, California. This most recent expansion reflects Links Medical's rapid growth and the need for additional space to meet anticipated heavy demand for their new ManukaMed™ Medical-Grade Manuka Honey products. Manuka Honey comes from the flower of the Manuka tree (leptospermum scoparium) native to New Zealand and has shown in numerous studies to have powerful bacteriostatic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Named in 2003 by Inc. magazine as one of the 500 fastest growing small businesses in America, privately held Links Medical has continued its growth trend by increasing sales over 300% since the Inc. award.
According to the company, this rapid growth has enabled them to make a commitment to capturing a significant share of the rapidly expanding worldwide market for Manuka-Honey-based products through the introduction of their ManukaMed brand of products.
“The new state-of-the-art facility in Irvine and our Indio operation make it possible for us to greatly expand production and distribution operations to support our ManukaMed marketing efforts and to keep up with the continued growth of our existing product lines. We believe the new Medical-Grade Manuka-Honey-based wound care products will be widely accepted and help us continue our substantial growth," said Tom Buckley, CEO of Links Medical.
In addition to the ManukaMed wound care products, the company plans to launch a line of over-the-counter ManukaMed brand natural health and beauty products.
The Medical-Grade Manuka Honey supplied by Links Medical will carry the Gold Seal of the Molan Gold Standard established in 2009 by the University of Waikato in New Zealand in conjunction with the University's Professor Peter Molan, MBE, who discovered the original Manuka activity. As a highly respected honey researcher and pioneer in the study of Manuka Honey, Professor Molan has put his name to the Molan Gold Standard to give customers confidence that they are buying authenticated honey with medical and health properties.
Recent research by the University of Sydney confirms Professor Molan's own work that shows that harmful bacteria are not able to develop resistance against the bacteriostatic activity of Manuka Honey. According to the University of Waikato, the Molan Gold Standard certification establishes an international standard for the authentication of medicinal honeys.
The Molan Gold Standard certification will also help customers sort through the often confusing information relating to the true strength of various Manuka Honey products currently available on the market, small amounts of which have been know to sell for as much as $65 or more. According to Professor Molan, not all Manuka Honeys have true medicinal bioactivity beyond the range that's normal for all honeys and that several Manuka Honeys labeled "active" have little or none of the non-peroxide activity that is the key to its distinctive bacteriostatic qualities.
Founded in 1995 by Tom and Pat Buckley, Irvine-based Links Medical Products, Inc. has developed a number of products widely used in hospitals and nursing homes. They include the Silent Knight™ Tablet Crushing System, Microdot® Blood Glucose Monitoring System and Hydra-Aid™ Beverage Thickener for swallowing problems.
For more information about Links Medical Products, please visit the website at http://www.linksmed.com or email info(at)linksmed.com
Media contact: Jim Gardner 760/346-2479 jimgar(at)earthlink.net
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