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First Nation Group Announces Partnership with Boehringer® Laboratories LLC

First Nation Group and Boehringer Laboratories LLC have created an exclusive partnership to amplify care for Veterans through innovation, quality, and service

First Nation Group, the premier distributor of medical-surgical equipment and supplies to the Federal Government, and Boehringer Laboratories LLC, an innovative biomedical device manufacturer, announced today that they have entered into an exclusive partnership offering safe and efficient suction treatment in hospital environments. By leveraging the strengths of both companies, this partnership will create added value for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) customers as they’re introduced to high quality and precision medical products for routine and emergent procedures.

“First Nation Group continues to partner with leading device manufacturers in an effort to stay at the forefront of consumer needs and deliver the highest quality products,” said Steve Baugh, President for First Nation Group. “We look at this partnership with Boehringer Laboratories as an extension of their team and an opportunity to work with a like-minded company that will help us expand our hospital offerings, stay engaged with cutting edge technology, and bolster our presence in the fast-growing, ever-changing healthcare industry.”

Boehringer Laboratories makes best-in-class medical devices specializing in the areas of suction controls for critical care and perfusion as well as consumable devices for minimally invasive surgery. Working in tandem, this collaboration will focus on identifying key government accounts where there are suction and perfusion equipment needs and create greater access to Boehringer Laboratories’ world-class products across the Federal Government market.

Headquartered in Phoenixville, PA, Boehringer Laboratories focuses on caring for lives through innovation, quality, and service. Caring for Lives is the mission of Boehringer Laboratories, which they fulfill by developing innovative products or services that improve patient care, help clinicians do a better job, and add value to the healthcare system.

“Boehringer has a long history of providing high-quality suction controls to our military and Veterans services. We outfitted the hospital ships, Mercy and Comfort, back in the early ‘90s and have grown to be the preferred supplier of suction and perfusion controls to over 75 VAs around the country and the world,” said John Karpowicz, President of Boehringer Laboratories. “Our reliability and clinical performance sets us apart, and we are proud to partner with First Nation Group to continue our tradition of providing the best products we are capable of to our Veterans.”

First Nation Group, the leading Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, Women-Owned Small Business, and HUBZone distributor, has served the Federal Government since 1992, leading the way through service and commitment. Bound by a passion to give back, the company works tirelessly to contribute their experience, skills, and innovative solutions to provide unparalleled service and support to their customers, partners, and communities. The partnership between these two mission-driven companies will act as a springboard for growth and help cultivate their mutual goal of serving Veteran patients through the best, most inventive care.

For more information on Boehringer Laboratories, please visit their website at or contact First Nation Group, the exclusive authorized government distributor, at

View the Boehringer Laboratories LLC Letter of Exclusivity here.