Novation cuts new deals with medical device giants

February 4, 2013 by MassDevice staff

Novation picks up new product lines from Teleflex, Covidien and others.

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Group purchasing organization Novation negotiated a sweeping deal for a new line of wound closure devices that includes a group of top suppliers, such as 3M Co. (NYSE:MMM), Applied Medical, Cardinal Health (NYSE:CAH), Covidien (NYSE:COV), DeRoyal, Genicon, Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), Medline Industries and Teleflex (NYSE:TFX).

The deal encompasses a wide variety of endomechanical products including sutures, skin staples, endoscopic instruments and topical skin adhesives. Novation's priority was to ensure "flexibility and product choice" to its surgeons, according to a press release. The agreement is slated to take effect April 1.

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