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Devices Orthopaedic Group Purchasing

 News Release - October 25, 2006

Premier Purchasing Partners Announces New Agreements For Orthopedic Soft Goods and Cervical Extrication Collars

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, today announced new agreements for orthopedic soft goods, including cervical extrication collars, with Aspen Medical Products, Inc. of Irvine, Calif., DeRoyal Industries of Powell, Tenn., and DJO Incorporated of Vista, Calif., formerly dj Orthopedics.

The formerly separate categories are now combined to include cervical extrication collars under the orthopedic soft goods umbrella. Custom knee and back braces have also been added to the portfolio that includes knee, back, shoulder and ankle supports as well as cold therapy products.

The 36-month agreements, effective December 1, 2006, are available to both acute-care and continuum-of-care members of Premier.

Purchasing Partners is the largest unit of Premier, a healthcare alliance of more than 1,500 hospitals and more than 42,500 other healthcare sites. Premier helps members accelerate clinical and financial performance. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Premier has offices in Charlotte, N.C., and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.premierinc.com.


Source: Premier Purchasing Partners

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