BELGRADE, Mont., June 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX:BONE) has been awarded a new group purchasing agreement for the Bone Tissue Synthetic Implantable Products Category with Premier, Inc. Effective July 1st, 2015, the new agreement allows Premier members, at their discretion, to take advantage of special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier for its members. Bacterin’s contracted product portfolio includes OsteoSponge®, OsteoSelect® DBM Putty, OsteoWrap®, BacFast®, hMatrix® ADM, sports medicine allografts, and traditional allografts.
“We are excited to continue our successful relationship with Premier, which operates one of the nation’s largest GPOs,” said Bob Di Silvio, President of Bacterin. “Bacterin and Premier are focused on delivering quality products that are safe and clinically effective. This partnership and the ensuing collaboration with Premier Members allows both companies to continue to develop longer term programs that improve the way patient care is delivered nationwide.”
Bacterin recently formed a national accounts team with a focus on driving revenues through contract utilization. In addition to Bacterin’s GPO initiative, this team creates and executes strategies with Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs) and various health systems, regionally and nationally. Bacterin entered into its first contract with Premier in July, 2012.
About Premier, Inc.
Premier, Inc. is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,400 U.S. hospitals and 110,000 other providers to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier’s news and investor sites on www.premierinc.com.
Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX:BONE) develops, manufactures and markets biologics products to domestic and international markets. Bacterin’s proprietary methods optimize the growth factors in human allografts to promote bone growth, subchondral repair and dermal growth. These products are used in a variety of applications including enhancing fusion in spine surgery, relief of back pain, promotion of bone growth in foot and ankle surgery, promotion of cranial healing following neurosurgery and subchondral repair in knee and other joint surgeries.
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