New Partnership With New Pig

We recently partnered up with New Pig! New products from this manufacturer include surgical absorbent mat pads and surgical floor skimmers for keeping the operating room clean.

We were excited to team up with New Pig for many reasons. New Pig manufacturers a wide selection of spill control and handling products. Their high-quality surgical mats are a perfect addition to our operating room category.

New Pig has been in business for over 27 years and they continue to bring new and innovative products and solutions to keep the operating room sanitary, safe and efficient. If you have any comments or questions regarding our new partnership with New Pig, please leave a message below!

Wednesdays Just Got A Little Better…

Did you hear the news? We’ve been working hard to launch a new video segment series called Whiteboard Wednesdays!

Each Wednesday going forward we will be covering important medical-industry related topics, straight from our whiteboard. These video segments will be posted on our YouTube channel every Wednesday, starting this week!

To find out what we have in store for our first Whiteboard Wednesday, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel.  If you have any questions or comments, let us know in the comment box below!

Universal Medical Expands Product Line With New Partnership

Good news! We have more additions to our existing product line, from our new partnership with Dynamic Diagnostics. We’re excited to grow our laboratory category and knew Dynamic Diagnostics’ products would help us do so. A few recently added items include latex free tourniquets, universal plug caps and phlebotomy totes.

Dynamic Diagnostics is described as a manufacturer of innovative and smart products. They have been in business for over 25 years and are known as a “reliable resource for medical, ophthalmic, laboratory and safety supplies and equipment.”  They recently moved into an 111,000-square foot warehouse facility to blend their 3 warehouses into a single location with temperature and chemical-storage as well as larger loading dock capabilities.

With their recent growth we will be able to continue adding their products to our website. If you have any questions or comments regarding our new partnership with Dynamic Diagnostics, please let us know in the comment box below.

We’ve Teamed Up With MTC Bio

Exciting news around here, the new addition to our product line comes from MTC Bio! We are constantly adding new, high-quality items to our product line to provide our customer with a wide variety of products.

MTC Bio is known for high quality pipetting instruments, while also specializing in disposable plasticware found in many research laboratories. With their innovative approach to provide quality products, their laboratory items are a great addition to our wide selection.

Products from MTC Bio include a ProPette Single Channel Pipette Series, Autoradiography Film, Autoclave & Biohazard Bags, Culture Tubes & Caps, a unique Pipette Carousel Rack and more laboratory products to come.

Quality products are essential in today’s laboratory and medical settings, MTC Bio is committed to providing your laboratory the premium tools needed.  If you have any questions or comments regarding our partnership with MTC Bio, please let us know in the comment box below!

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

It’s that time of year again, the first full week of May means it’s North American Occupational Safety and Health Week!  May 5th – May 11th is dedicated to bringing awareness about the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace.

From our past blog posts, you may have noticed that we’re big on safety equipment and safety procedures. In the medical field, work accidents can happen easily. With the right safety equipment and guidelines your facility can reduce the chance of accidents in your medical workplace. This post will highlight the importance of work safety and a few products that are helpful for best safety practices.

In the medical field, work safety is essential. In order for medical personnel to perform their duties safely, there must be safety procedures and guidelines in place. It’s also important to use high-quality safety equipment to keep medical staff fully protected.

In applications that require the use of radiation, full protection is typically required. Products such as lead aprons, lead glasses, lead masks, patient shields, thyroid shields, lead apron racks, lead gloves, scatter drapes, etc. can protect against radiation. Our Fit Over Lead Glasses are common and are designed for those looking for eye protection to fit over existing eyewear. Harmful radiation can cause serious injuries, so it’s important to use protective equipment when applicable.

Laboratory applications require a variety of lab safety items including gloves, disposal boxes, eyewash stations, medical safety glasses, biohazard bags, etc. The High-Temperature Gloves are necessary when handling hot objects from an autoclave or oven. These soft, pliant, terry cloth gloves provide excellent heat protection up to 450°F.

A few MRI safety products include fire extinguishers, metal detector, test magnets and warning floor mats and signs. The Clean Agent Non-Magnetic Fire Extinguisher contains DuPont FE-36, an extinguishing agent that is clean, electrically non-conductive, environmentally friendly, extremely low in toxicity and exceptionally effective.

Is your medical facility celebrating North American Occupational Safety and Health Week? Remember, a safe medical workplace is an effective medical workplace. If you have any questions or comments, let us know in the comment box below!

Universal Medical Company Update: We’ve Moved!

Yes it’s true, after many years at our Foxboro location we have decided to upgrade to a new facility!

Just a short 30-minute drive from Boston, Universal Medical is now located on Route 1, Norwood in a professional office space. The new location is actually only 10 minutes away from the old location, so we didn’t move too far.

So why did we decide to move? Well, Universal Medical is expanding and we needed a space that would be able to support our rapidly growing company. Our new facility has more office space to allow for a bigger and better work environment. This facility is conveniently located and has an upgraded, newly renovated office setting. The additional space allows us to bring on more employees, designate more meeting areas and also provides more room for video production. Our videographer is able to use a variety of background settings when shooting new product videos, allowing us to show our products to their fullest capacity.

Organization experts stress how important it is to work in a comfortable, bright and organized environment. We couldn’t agree more! In this new work space, we are able to focus on our large selection of medical equipment and supplies, while also concentrating on the constantly changing needs in the medical market.

Universal Medical Inc. will continue to grow and better serve our customers from our new location. We hope you enjoyed this exciting update as much as we did, if you have any questions please let us know in the comment box below.

Live Chat Is Now Here To Answer Your Questions

Do you have questions while navigating our website? We now have Online Live Chat available to answer all of your questions! The best part is that you will be chatting online with one of our customer representatives, who are real people.

If you visit our website ( you will notice that we sell thousands of products geared toward the medical industry. Many of our product pages have detailed descriptions and some have informational product videos. However, sometimes that information is not enough and we understand you may still have questions that can be answered by us in real time.

How does our Live Chat work? Well, it’s actually very easy. You simply visit our website and click on the green “Live Support Online” button towards the bottom of the screen.

You will be asked to provide your email address, then you go ahead and type your question into the provided box. You can either choose to email or chat live with us, whichever best fits your schedule. When you select the Live Chat feature you will be connected to one of our in-house customer representatives, who will be able to provide answers for you on the spot. Please know that our customer service representatives are on live chat Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 AM to 5 PM EST. During all other times, please email your questions and we will get back to you right away.

By incorporating a live chat feature on our website, we are able to provide customers quick, on-the-spot answers so that online purchasing is easy. We enjoy being able to give our customers a positive and personal experience. The live chat feature connects customers to real people, not automated computer responses.

Being able to communicate with you directly and promptly answer your questions will help us better serve your needs. The next time you shop on Universal Medical’s website, remember we will be there to help you with any questions you may have.  All you have to do is ask!

Hospitals Face Liability For Lost Surgical Tools

Hospitals today are presented with problems concerning lost and retained surgical tools, taking place in their operating rooms.

These problems are caused by retained surgical instruments in the operating room, which is when a surgical tool is accidentally left behind inside a patient’s body during surgery. Another problem is the loss of surgical tools in the operating room, whether they’re dropped on the floor or accidentally thrown in the trash.

These problems are occurring for several possible reasons. Many hospitals find that these incidences usually are connected to human error. Operating rooms are known to be very busy environments which can cause distractions, miscommunication and stress to increase productivity. A standardized inventory count process should be enforced among all operating rooms, which involves counting all surgical instruments before and after all procedures. When these guidelines are neglected, the patient’s safety is at risk.

Surgical teams rely on the designated personnel to accurately process and record the inventory count. When counts are inconsistent, the operating room staff must perform a recount and if they are unable to settle the counts, they must alert the surgeon right away and start the search process. If the counts remain unresolved, an x-ray is to be taken of the patient. When this process is not done properly, the surgical team is held responsible.

These types of medical errors can lead to legal claims which can result in substantial litigation and hospital costs. Retained surgical instruments also present the issue that the patient will most likely require another surgery to remove the item, which will only add to this cost. Also, when surgical instruments are lost, the hospital needs to purchase replacement tools. Not only are these preventable medical errors costly, they take up valuable time within an operating room’s tight schedule.

It is important for hospitals to be aware of the possible liability issues that can occur when surgical instruments are lost. If you have any questions or comments regarding this topic, please let us know below.

Check Out BrandTech’s Products On Our Website

Good news! We have been busy at work continuing to expand the product lines we offer on our website. We are happy to announce that we are now a distributor of BrandTech’s products!

BrandTech is a manufacturer of liquid handling products and life science plastics. Some of the products BrandTech manufactures include pipettes, pipette tips and plastic labware. They are also dedicated to providing their customers with high quality products with excellent value. The large number of products BrandTech offers will allow us to add more selection in some of our product categories, especially in pipette tips and pipettes. We will also be adding new product categories to our site as well.

We are currently in the process of adding BrandTech’s extensive product lines to our website. We plan to have all of the product lines on the website as soon as possible. Make sure to keep checking our website for BrandTech product updates!

Universal Medical Teams Up With SciQuest

We are excited to announce that we recently joined SciQuest’s supplier network. This means that you can work with SciQuest to purchase some of our products. You can also find some of our products listed in their online catalog.

SciQuest is an online procurement organization that helps healthcare and research organizations purchase products from a list of reputable suppliers. What is online procurement? Online procurement allows qualified and registered users to look for suppliers or sellers of goods and services through an established network.

What can SciQuest do for you? They actually help to simplify the procurement by offering a diverse list of suppliers to choose from and an easy online purchasing process. All you have to do is search through SciQuest’s suppliers, find the product and supplier you are looking for and place the order. SciQuest handles the rest of the process for you. This helps to speed up the order placement, order processing and delivery processes. They also help customers select the right products and provide details on the products ordered.

If you would like to learn more about SciQuest, feel free to visit their website here.  If Universal Medical Inc. is not enabled in your Sciquest customer portal please contact your purchasing department about having our catalog enabled for you.

Have any questions on our recent joining up with SciQuest? Let us know!