MellingMedical Announces Strategic Relationship with Katena Products

MellingMedical Announces Strategic Relationship with Katena Products

10 January 2019

MellingMedical to serve as Katena’s key delivery channel to federal health entities

Alexandria, VA – MellingMedical, a leading provider of medical supplies, equipment, devices and pharmaceuticals to federal health facilities across the country under the VA’s “Veterans First” procurement program, today announced a vital distribution relationship with Katena Products, a recognized worldwide leader in specialty surgical and consumable ophthalmic and optometric products. Under the agreement, Katena’s cutting edge products have been added to MellingMedical’s Federal Supply Schedule, making them more readily available to federal health facilities and the patients they serve.

“This relationship with a world class company like Katena is right in line with our goal to make the best possible medical products available to America’s veterans, military and other patients of federal health care facilities,” said Chris Melling, founder of the CVE-verified Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. “Knowing the impact their products can have on the lives of these important patients, we’re proud to make them easier to find and order.”

Known for its ability to deliver a broad array of medical equipment, supplies and pharmaceuticals to federal facilities across the country, MellingMedical was actually first founded to focus on ophthalmic solutions. Adding Katena’s current suite of products (and others that may be added as the company grows through acquisition) to the MellingMedical offerings only strengthens the company’s ability to service patients’ diverse needs.

“Partnering with MellingMedical provides us with an opportunity to combine Katena’s reputation for quality ophthalmic products and services with Melling’s well-established presence in the federal purchasing system, particularly within ophthalmology,” said Mark Fletcher, CEO. “We view this partnership as in the best interest of both companies, but also for the patient, in this case, our nation’s veterans.”

About Katena Products, Inc.

Katena is a recognized worldwide leader in specialty surgical and consumable ophthalmic and optometric products. Katena markets a comprehensive line of surgical instruments, biologics, medical devices and optical lenses to physician offices, hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers through their direct salesforce and to international customers in over 110 countries through an extensive distributor network. Katena continues to strengthen its position in these key markets through organic growth and merger and acquisition strategies. For additional information please visit

About MellingMedical

MellingMedical, a CVE verified Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), holds a Medical Equipment and Surgical Supply Schedule (Med/Surg), as well as a Pharmaceutical Schedule, and currently serves more than 160 VA Medical Centers, all seven VA CMOPs, 95 DoD Medical Facilities and Health and Human Services (HHS), including Indian Health Services (IHS) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). MellingMedical provides access to innovative and cost-effective healthcare solutions in ophthalmology, optometry, wound care and diabetes management, urology and post-traumatic stress, in addition to a full range of pharmaceutical products through partnership with more than 50 recognized quality manufacturing partners. To learn more, visit