EPreward is a Florida based company that recycles cardiac electrophysiology stents for use by researchers. It also recovers the used metals in stents and sells unused inventory from one hospital to another, reimbursing hospitals about $1 million a year.
As an example, EP stents cost anywhere from $200 to $3,000 apiece, but can go unused when a physician moves on to another job. With EPReward, hospitals can get new stents at half price or less.
EPReward is also big on collecting used medical equipment to recover the metals.
In all, a very interesting company that has been running for about a decade now.