Premier Purchasing Partners Signs New Agreement with J&J for Biopatch Antimicrobial Dressing

August 30, 2006

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Premier Purchasing Partners, LP announces a new agreement for anti-infection site management disc dressings has been signed with Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc. for the Biopatch antimicrobial dressing product.

The 24-month agreement, effective August 1, 2006, is available to acute-care facilities and ambulatory surgery centers.

Purchasing Partners is the largest unit of Premier, a healthcare alliance entirely owned by more than 200 of the nation's leading not-for-profit hospitals and healthcare systems. These organizations operate or are affiliated with more than 1,500 hospitals and more than 41,000 other healthcare sites.

Source: Premier Purchasing Partners, LP