DEERFIELD, Ill., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics announces two new three-year agreements with Novation as the sole source for urine chemistry, combined urine chemistry and microscopy systems, and for microbiology systems and panels. Novation serves the purchasing needs of nearly 25,000 VHA and University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) member organizations and 5,500 Provista members, covering 28,000 U.S. sites.
The members served by Novation have access to a complete line of Siemens products including chemistry, immunochemistry, integrated systems, automation solutions, hemostasis, molecular, hematology and now the urinalysis and microbiology systems and tests. The new contracts, effective August 1, 2010 for urinalysis and November 1, 2010 for microbiology, provide access to the CLINITEK® and MicroScan® family of products.
"We are committed to delivering unmatched savings and value for the members by introducing products and services that are designed to help drive sustainable results, improve quality and reduce costs," said Greg Knapp, Vice President of Sourcing Operations for Novation. "We are confident that Siemens products will deliver upon those objectives."
"We are pleased to expand our relationship with Novation and offer the members they serve a broad portfolio of products," said Michael Reitermann, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics. "At Siemens we are focused on providing innovative solutions to ensure our customers' success."
Founded in 1998, Novation is the leading health care supply contracting company for more than 25,000 members of VHA Inc. and the University HealthSystem