PDC announces a distribution agreement with Cancard, Inc. for the Canadian market.

PDC, a global leader of identification products and safety solutions, has selected Cancard, Inc. as a distributor to offer PDC’s complete portfolio of identification solutions for patients, people, and products in Canada. In the 60+ years since developing the first single-piece wristband, PDC has evolved into an innovative manufacturer of identification products, access control and patient safety solutions serving healthcare organizations and other institutions.

Cancard’s 30+ years of service for healthcare customers in Canada combined with PDC’s line of patient ID products will deliver significant value for providers and patients. Cancard and PDC will leverage their combined knowledge and experience to bring the best-in-class technology, products and service to healthcare providers who work tirelessly to keep us safe and healthy.

“We are happy to bring the PDC line of patient ID wristbands, and other patient alert products to our healthcare customers in Canada. This will provide a reliable and cost-effective option to transition from inefficient embossers and plastic cards to thermal or laser printed wristbands for patient ID. Cancard will also offer significant value through flexible service and value add programs to lower total cost of ownership and help transition to the PDC line of printers and wristbands,” said Michael Smith, Director Sales and Marketing, Cancard, Inc.

“PDC is pleased to bring our high quality, high performance identification solutions to the Canadian market by working with Cancard. Healthcare providers will now have localized access to ID solutions that help them improve safety, efficiency and regulatory compliance. This is a great opportunity for providers to move to technologies and solutions that help them save time and reduce medical errors,” said Karim Alhusseini, Vice President and General Manager, PDC.

About PDC (

PDC is a global leader and innovative manufacturer of identification products, access control, and patient safety solutions with more than 60 years of experience serving healthcare, government, education, entertainment, events, hospitality, and other business and non-profit organizations. With an unmatched breadth of identification products, distinctive quality, and service accessibility, PDC is the premier source for solutions that provide superior value and enable organizations to operate with greater efficiency, safety, and regulatory compliance. PDC is a division of Brady Corporation, an international manufacturer and marketer of complete solutions that identify and protect people, products, and places.

About Cancard (

Cancard, Inc is a broad-based technology company with operations in Canada and USA since 1989. Cancard started as a financial / plastic card manufacturing company with focus on security, product quality and best-in-class onsite service. This helped Cancard to quickly grow into multi-industry, tracking, marking and identification technology company with applications in healthcare, industrial and other industry verticals. Cancard also expanded in healthcare segment with innovative medication management, patient identifications, medical equipment, RTLS and digital health software products. Cancard has dedicated industry specific sales and well renowned field-based service technicians who collectively have 75+ years of service experience and are committed to keep our customers’ operations running. Cancard will continue its mission of bringing most innovative products and services for its customers to meet ever evolving business needs.

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