NFS Leasing Provides $2MM Equipment Financing to CDC Certified COVID-19 Testing Center



NFS Leasing established a new partnership with COLA, CLIA, and CDC certified laboratory, Premier Medical Laboratory Services (PMLS). The equipment finance agreement totaling just over $2 million would fill an immediate need for PMLS as it faced increased volume due to COVID-19.

PMLS is an award-winning laboratory headquartered in Greenville, SC. Focused on providing clinically meaningful results to medical practitioners, PMLS offers a wide variety of highly specialized tests including advanced cardiovascular testing, hereditary cancer screening, the first of its kind predictive genetic test for type 2 diabetes, and COVID-19 testing spanning from PCR tests to serology tests. COVID caused a sudden increase in demand, requiring PMLS to face an immediate need for new equipment. Partnering with NFS Leasing allowed PMLS to obtain the equipment and meet demand successfully and quickly.

“Testing requirements and demands have obviously increased because of COVID,” Rich Vassallo, vice president of Business Development at NFS Leasing, said. “Here at NFS we are accustomed to fast-moving agreements and when demand increases so quickly and businesses need to adjust, we will be ready to help them finance their equipment needs.”

“COVID has put a burden on many businesses throughout the country. PMLS is fortunate to be in an industry that could assist in the pandemic and needed to react quickly,” Kevin Murdock, CEO of Premier Medical Laboratory Services, said. “We would not have been able to meet efficiency and productivity standards without equipment financing from NFS. They helped us move quickly to ensure that tests would be processed and reported to customers accurately and on schedule.”

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