Group purchasing organizations Novation and Premier inked 8 new supply contracts for OR integration and automation systems, dialysis equipment and patient monitoring equipment.
Dialysis device maker Teleflex Inc. (NYSE:TFX) landed a 2-year contract with GPO giant Novation. The deal, slated to begin April 1, 2012, gives Novation health care members access to Teleflex’s Arrow brand dialysis products including hemodialysis catheters, declotting devices and micropuncture introducers.
Premier healthcare alliance signed 6 new contracts with Stryker Corp. (NYSE:SYK), Olympus America (PINK:OCPNY), Steris Corp. (NYSE:STE), Oasys, Nuvo and Skytron for operating room integration and automation systems.
The terms of the deals were not disclosed.
CJPS Healthcare Supplies & Equipment took the spot as Premier’s 7th deal, slated to go into effect February 1.
The Auburn Mills, Mich.-based company signed a 36-month agreement with Premier for vital signs monitors and telemonitoring equipment.
Hospital GPOs have been more vocal about signing contract since Medtronic Inc.’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 GPO giant Novation in February 2010.
Novation touted more than a dozen new deals across general radiology and molecular imaging equipment recently, affirming its continued GPO presence in the market.
"As demonstrated by these agreements, suppliers continue to find value in the Novation relationship," Novation VP of contract and program services Michael Vintges said in a press release. "Suppliers find that participating in our contracts provides increased brand awareness and market share through access to the members we serve."