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Revolutions Medical (Mount Pleasant, South Carolina) said that it signed a contract with Strategic Product Development (SPD; Phoenix) to move forward with secure manufacturing for its proprietary Rev Vac safety syringe.

"Strategic Product Development is pleased to have reached an agreement with RevMed to source manufacturing for the Rev Vac safety syringe family. We will use our extensive expertise with off-shore and domestic high volume manufacturing to assess and secure the appropriate facility for the manufacture of the Rev Vac safety syringe," said SPD president Richard Theriault.

In other agreements/contracts news:

• National Jewish Health (Denver) and Roche Diagnostics (Mannheim, Germany) have reached an agreement in the field of molecular diagnostics, combining National Jewish's expertise in clinical testing and care for patients with respiratory and environmental diseases with Roche's technology to bring new diagnostic solutions to the market.

The companies are collaborating initially on the introduction of a consumer product to test indoor air quality. The Family Air Care product will measure indoor allergens from cats, dogs, cockroaches, dust mites and mold.

• Premier Purchasing Partners (San Diego) reported that a new agreement has been awarded to Life Systems (Chesterfield, Missouri) for the disposition of used rigid and flexible endoscopes. The buy-back program provides members with an alternative to trading in endoscopes with original equipment manufacturers.

The 36-month agreement, effective Sept. 1, 2008, is available to acute and continuum of care members of the Premier healthcare alliance.