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Ivera Medical, Inc. Granted Renewal of Its Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE) Status

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/11/14 -- Ivera Medical Corporation has met the stringent requirements for a minority-owned business enterprise (MBE) for the third consecutive year. The Grand Canyon Minority Supplier Development Council has renewed the certification for MBE status, as defined by the National Minority Supplier Development Council certification guidelines.

"Our MBE certification is important to us and is a source of pride," said Bob Rogers, Ivera Medical CEO. "This certification helps Ivera open doors with healthcare providers and purchasing organizations who seek diversity and appreciate the competitive value an MBE can bring to their supply contracting."

Ivera Medical is focused on the manufacture and sales of the Curos® line of products including passive disinfection port protectors that disinfect and then guard luer activated swabbable valves against contamination between venous accesses. The vibrant green cap assures high visibility compliance with hospital infection prevention protocols while its design minimizes potential alcohol spillage and packaging waste. Effective use requires only that caregivers peel off a foil seal and twist the cap onto any needleless connector. Inside the cap, a 70% isopropyl alcohol (IPA) saturated sponge continually bathes the port for effective, consistent and reliable disinfection.

About Ivera Medical
Ivera Medical Corporation, a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), is focused on the design, development, manufacture, marketing and sale of products that help healthcare providers reduce facility-acquired patient infections. Curos, manufactured in Carlsbad, CA, is the first disinfecting cap to be marketed in the U.S. and has received FDA's 510(k) market clearance. For more information about Curos and Ivera Medical, visit the website at www.curos.com

About The Grand Canyon MSDC
The GCMSDC, an affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), provides powerful platforms for the interchange of introductions & information through a vast network of more than 3,500 corporate members & 17,000 certified minority businesses.

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