The Premier healthcare alliance has awarded Diagnostica Stago Inc, Parsippany, NJ, its ASCEND (Accelerated Supply Chain Endeavor) sole source contract and has renewed a 36-month group purchasing agreement with the company.

Premier is a large national performance-improvement alliance of more than 2,800 US hospitals and 93,000 other sites using collaboration and technology to guide the transformation to coordinated, high-quality, cost-effective care. Owned by health care providers, it operates a purchasing network with more than $5 billion in annual savings.

The contract grants special pricing and prenegotiated terms for Stago’s complete coagulation solutions to Premier’s ASCEND program members.

Stago’s focus on coagulation and coagulation technologies includes STA hemostasis analyzers, which range from fully integrated, standalone units to manual, benchtop models.

Each is capable of performing clotting, chromogenic, and immunological assays, and also features patented VDS (Viscosity-based Detection System) electromechanical clot detection technology to eliminate interferences and standardize results across all STA Hemostasis Analyzers.

[Source: Diagnostica Stago]