Group purchasing organizations Premier and Amerinet inked supply deals with Z-Medica and American Scientific, respectively, and DFINE landed a five-year U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs supply contract.
Wallingford, Conn.-based hemostatic product maker Z-Medica scored a three-year contract with GPO superpower Premier Healthcare Alliance for its QuikClot interventional products to control bleeding at access sites in catheterization laboratories and interventional radiology departments. The agreement is effective through the end of October 2014.
American Scientific Resources Inc. landed a three-year deal with Amerinet for its VeraTemp+ non-contact thermometers.
And the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs inked a five-year federal supply schedule contract with San Jose, Calif.-based DFINE, Inc. for its StabiliT radiofrequency targeted vertebral augmentation system used to treat vertebral compression fractures.
"We appreciate the tremendous sacrifice our military personnel make and believe these individuals and their families should have access to RF-TVA, the most advanced, targeted therapy for the treatment of VCFs," said Kevin Mosher DFINE’s CEO in prepared remarks.
Hospital GPOs have been vocal about signing contract recently, perhaps in response to Medtronic’s (NYSE:MDT) headline-making, Wall Street-pleasing decision to cut several contracts worth an estimated $2 billion a year for its cardiovascular and orthopedic products with Irving, Texas-based Novation in February.
Late last month, Premier signed a three-year deal with Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. for its Definity ultrasound contrast agent and Ablavar magnetic resonance angiography imaging agent.