Healthcare Industry News: retractor
News Release - December 7, 2009
Integra LifeSciences Announces Contract With Premier Purchasing PartnersPLAINSBORO, N.J., Dec. 7, 2009 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq:IART ) announced today that it has signed a three-year contract for Luxtec(R) surgical headlights, light sources and accessories with Premier Purchasing Partners, LLP (Premier), the group purchasing unit of one of the largest healthcare alliances in the United States.
"We are very pleased that Premier has once again selected Integra as a contracted supplier of Luxtec(R) surgical vision systems and affirmed its confidence in our commitment to provide their members with the highest quality products and service," said Debbie Leonetti, President, Integra Surgical.
Luxtec is one of the world's largest suppliers of surgical vision systems, which are used by thousands of surgeons worldwide. Integra's direct sales organization and distributor network sells Luxtec(R) products. Integra Surgical is a leading provider of Jarit(R) brand surgical instruments, used in general, neurosurgery, cardiac surgery and most other surgical modalities, the Omni-Tract(R) family of retractor systems, and the Luxtec(R) illumination products. For more information, visit www.integrasurgical.com
About Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation
Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation, a world leader in regenerative medicine, is a global medical device company dedicated to improving the quality of life for millions of patients every year. Integra's products are used primarily in orthopedics, neurosurgery and general surgery. Headquartered in Plainsboro, New Jersey, Integra has research and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. For more information, visit www.integra-ls.com.
About Premier Inc., 2006 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient
The Premier healthcare alliance is more than 2,200 U.S. hospitals and 63,000-plus other healthcare sites working together to improve healthcare quality and affordability. Owned by not-for-profit hospitals, Premier maintains the nation's most comprehensive repository of clinical, financial and outcomes information and operates a leading healthcare purchasing network. A world leader in helping deliver measurable improvements in care, Premier works with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the United Kingdom's National Health Service North West to improve hospital performance. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has offices in San Diego, Philadelphia and Washington.
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning the products and services provided by Integra LifeSciences. Such forward looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from predicted or expected results. Among other things, the willingness of surgical professionals to use Luxtec(R) illumination products, Jarit(R) brand surgical instruments and Omni-Tract(R) retractor systems may affect the prospects for their use in surgical procedures. In addition, the economic, competitive, governmental, technological and other factors, identified under the heading "Risk Factors" included in Item IA of Integra's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 and information contained in subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission could affect actual results.
Source: Integra LifeSciences
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