MUNDELEIN, Ill., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Sysmex, a global leader in medical diagnostic testing equipment and information systems technology, today announced a three-year, dual source hematology contract agreement with Amerinet. Amerinet members have immediate purchasing/leasing access to Sysmex automated hematology analyzers, reagents, controls, and service. Training and technical support for Amerinet members will be provided through Sysmex America's headquarters in Mundelein, Illinois. The contract, which includes Sysmex's newest addition to the hematology product line, the Sysmex XT-4000i™ Automated Hematology Analyzer, is effective immediately with an expiration date of September 2013. Amerinet is a leading national healthcare group purchasing organization that strategically partners with more than 41,000 healthcare providers to reduce costs and improve quality.
"We at Sysmex America are pleased to be continuing our working relationship with Amerinet. The fact that this is our third consecutive hematology contract award from Amerinet is a strong indicator that the reliability and uptime of our hematology instruments remain critical to a clinical laboratory's survival in a new healthcare era. We look forward to meeting these expectations," said John Kershaw, President & CEO, Sysmex America, Inc.
Amerinet GPO members also have access to the Sysmex Peak Performance Program. This program is a rich and comprehensive set of systems and resources that set apart three distinct categories of instrument or system support for Amerinet's GPO member-sites: Pre-implementation, Implementation and Long-Term. Amerinet GPO customers can select their support services of choice. Sysmex's hematology contract partnership with Amerinet follows a dual-source urinalysis contract awarded to Sysmex by Amerinet for its GPO members.
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