Biotest Diagnostics Corp (Biotest) announces a multi-year agreement with Premier Purchasing Partners LP, the group purchasing unit of Premier Inc, for its advanced serology solutions, including traditional blood bank reagents, and the TANGO® optimo Automated Blood Bank System.

In addition to this national contract, Biotest has also been selected as a sole source supplier under Premier’s ASCEND™ (Accelerated Supply Chain Endeavor) program. This alliance will help health care providers participating in the program to further control and reduce costs of care without sacrificing quality of care through supply chain efficiencies and best practices networking.
The agreement, effective as of Sept 16, 2009, offers Premier members – a network of more than 2,200 hospitals and 63,000 health care facilities – access to specialized pricing on Biotest’s full line of traditional and automated blood bank products.
“As the impetus to improve our health care system continues to accelerate, so does the need to help maximize health care providers’ investments in technology and supplies,” said Candace Williams, vice president of Biotest’s Diagnostics Division. “Through our contractual relationship, Biotest and Premier are taking a strategic approach to providing hospitals and laboratories with access to cost-effective blood banking solutions to enhance performance and productivity in blood group serology testing. We look forward to being part of such a strong industry community and valued resource.”

Source: Biotest Diagnostics