The agreement appoints Cardinal Health as a non-exclusive, authorized distributor of SRI products. Cardinal Health will include SRI’s products on its master merchandise file and the products will be categorised as national brand. This agreement expands upon SRI’s current supply and co-marketing relationship with Cardinal Health’s Presource surgical kitting business.

Gerald Woodard, CEO of SRI Surgical, said: “This new agreement gives us access to a distribution network that is well established and nationally recognized. Additionally, we have an avenue to grow within certain areas of the marketplace not currently serviced with our products.”

SRI Surgical provides central processing and supply chain management services to hospitals and surgery centers across the US. As it relies primarily on reusable products, the company claims that its reprocessing cycle reduces bio-hazardous waste and its impact on the environment. SRI Surgical serves hospitals and surgery centers in 19 states from 10 reprocessing facilities and four distribution centers located throughout the US.