Inficon lands $45 million Pentagon contract for medical equipment

By MARK WEINER | Syracuse Media Group | Published: May 9, 2020

WASHINGTON D.C. (Tribune News Service) — The Department of Defense has awarded Inficon of DeWitt a five-year contract worth up $45 million to supply medical equipment to the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps.

Inficon won a competition among 115 companies for the contract through the Defense Logistics Agency, the Pentagon said.

Inficon had received a previous five-year contract from the Defense Department to supply a variety of health-related sensors and accessories to the Armed Forces. That contract expired April 20.

The new contract allows the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines to order products on as-needed basis from Inficon.

One of the company’s top-selling products has been its HAPSITE portable sensor that identifies chemical warfare agents and other toxic chemicals in less than 10 minutes.

Inficon, which is headquartered in Switzerland, has more than 1,100 employees worldwide and about 300 at its plant in DeWitt. The company reported a sales decline of 3.2% in the first quarter with $92.6 million in revenue.

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