Avitar Signs $2 Million OralScreen(TM) Agreement!

Avitar Signs $2 Million OralScreen(TM) Agreement!
Posted by FoM on August 10, 1999 at 15:15:20 PT
With Armor Holdings, Inc. 
Source: PRNewswire
CANTON, Mass., Aug. 10 Avitar, Inc., today announced an international distribution agreement with Armor Holdings, Inc. for its OralScreen product, the first oral screening device for drugs of abuse. Under the terms of the one-year agreement, Armor has committed to selling product totaling $2 million. 
"Avitar has a customer-service based strategy and a pioneer technology in OralScreen, so we are approaching distribution agreements very carefully. Armor is not only a well-recognized leader in the law enforcement and corrections markets, but its NIK Public Safety Division is the leading distributor of portable narcotics identification kits," said Peter P. Phildius, chairman and chief executive officer of Avitar. "We are pleased with this agreement and are highly confident in Armor's ability to represent us." OralScreen, which uses Avitar's proprietary polyurethane, is comprised of a collector and wand and screens saliva for opiates, cocaine and marijuana. The product was introduced in April 1999 and is the first oral substance abuse screening test to reach the market. Avitar, Inc., headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts develops, manufactures and markets innovative medical devices based on core technologies in oral fluids diagnostics and customized polyurethane applications. The company markets a unique portfolio of substance abuse testing products and services that includes the first oral fluids screening device for drugs of abuse. Avitar also markets an oral fluids collection system for DNA testing as well as a proprietary line of polyurethane-based high tech medical devices. For more information, see Avitar's Web Site at: This release contains forward looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the development of new applications, that are detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. SOURCE Avitar, Inc.PRNewswire08:15 a.m. Aug 10, 1999 Eastern (OTC Bulletin Board: AVIT) Copyright 1999, PR Newswire  Avitar Commences Shipping of Oralscreen - 7/19/99
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