Cardinal Health announces that it has signed a five-year, sole-source laboratory products supply agreement with Novation, one of the nation’s largest group purchasing organizations.

The agreement is effective Oct. 1 and runs through 2014. Under the terms of the deal, Cardinal Health will be the exclusive provider of laboratory products to Novation’s clinical acute members, which includes hospital laboratories, core labs, blood banks and reference laboratories. This will include service to all VHA, University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) and Provista customers.

"Over the last several years, Cardinal Health has built a solid partnership with Novation’s members through our previous sole-source lab agreement, and we look forward to strengthening this relationship by continuing to provide excellent product selection and service to their members," said Lisa Ashby, senior vice president and general manager for Cardinal Health’s Laboratory business.

Cardinal Health has supported the clinical laboratory setting for more than 50 years. As part of its commitment to offering leading-edge capabilities, Cardinal Health also offers clinical labs supply chain expertise, product delivery and packaging systems, procedure-based delivery systems, distributor/dealer networks and e-business partnerships.

Source: Cardinal Health