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BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- B. Braun Medical Inc. announced today
that Premier, the nationwide alliance of over 1,500 hospitals and health
systems, selected B. Braun Medical for a full-line, dual-source infusion
contract. The five-year contract valued at $750 million annually is
effective February 1, 2004 and encompasses all major B. Braun Medical
product lines including B. Braun's key safety products.
Through this new contract, Premier members will have access to B. Braun's
award-winning, safety-engineered infusion products including the Outlook(tm)
Safety Infusion System, Introcan Safety* IV Catheter, ULTRASITE* Needle-Free
IV System, Excel* PVC-Free/DEHP-Free IV Containers, and DUPLEX* Drug
"Through our partnership with Premier, we will have the ability to reach
their more than 1,500 hospitals and healthcare facilities in the United
States," said Caroll H. Neubauer, chairman and CEO of B.
Braun Medical Inc. "We are confident that Premier members will benefit from
access to our infusion products, which are designed to enhance both
clinician and patient safety."
"In addition to B. Braun gaining access to 1,500 of the nation's leading
health institutions and systems, Premier alliance participants will be able
to tap into our global knowledge in drug-administration safety," said Manny
Losada, senior vice president of sales for B. Braun Medical Inc. "By
evaluating our full-line of infusion products, hospital staff can learn more
about how technology can help supplement training, address nursing shortages
while providing adherence to best-practice procedures...all with a goal to
reduce medical errors."
Source: B. Braun