CANTON, Mass., April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Avitar, Inc. (Amex: - ) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Placement Pros, Pleasanton, CA, to utilize and distribute Avitar's ORALscreen(TM) on site oral-based test for drugs-of-abuse to the corporate sector across the United States. Placement Pros is a member of the Vedior Group of companies, and one of the nations fastest growing professional recruitment and placement firms.
"Placement Pros' decision to add Avitar's ORALscreen solution represents a significant milestone," shares Peter Phildius, Chairman and CEO of Avitar. "The need for drug testing in the corporate sector is at the forefront of mainstream business, demonstrated by Placement Pro's decision to add ORALscreen to it's growing array of corporate staffing, products and services."
The milestone agreement adds Avitar's drugs-of-abuse screening product to Placement Pros existing professional services which include: professional recruitment, temporary staffing, security guards and background checks. It also substantially increases Avitar's sales reach by having Placement Pros' sales offices nationwide targeting multiple corporate sectors.
"We are very excited about offering Avitar's oral drug screen to the market. Oral-base testing provides net cost savings vs. alternative approaches, and preserves the dignity of both job applicants and test administrators," explains Mark Rivard, President of Placement Pros. Mr. Rivard further states, "Placement Pros has been extremely successful growing market share by providing superior services and support. Adding Avitar's drug-of-abuse screening product to our recruitment, placement, and background check services, provides superior value to our clients."
Avitar, Inc. develops, manufactures and markets innovative and proprietary products in the oral fluid diagnostic market and customized polyurethane applications used in the wound dressing industry. Oral fluid diagnostics includes the estimated $1.5 billion drugs-of-abuse testing market, which encompasses the corporate workplace and criminal justice markets. Avitar's products include ORALscreen(TM), the world's first non-invasive, rapid, onsite oral fluid test for drugs-of-abuse. Additionally, Avitar manufactures and markets HYDRASORB(TM) an absorbent topical dressing for moderate to heavy exudating wounds. For more information, see Avitar's website at avitarinc.com.
ABOUT PLACEMENT PROS
Placement Pros, based in Pleasanton, CA, is a full-service staffing agency providing temporary and permanent placement of administrative, educational, light industrial, legal and security support personnel. Placement Pros has proven track records in general business, legal, and educational settings. Placement Pros is a member of the Vedior Group of companies, the world's third largest staffing organization, serving 18 distinct niche sectors in 33 countries worldwide. Vedior NV is publicly traded on the Euronext Amsterdam NV (Netherlands) stock exchange under the ticker symbol VDOR. For additional information on Placement Pros, or the services they offer, visit www.placementpros.com.
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Avitar Technologies, Inc.