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Dade Behring (Deerfield, Illinois) and MedAssets (Alpharetta, Georgia) reported signing a three-year agreement that provides MedAsset's customers with access to Dade Behring's chemistry and automation products.

New additions to the agreement include the recently introduced Dimension Vista 1500 Intelligent Lab System and Dade Behring's scalable automation systems, the StreamLAB and Dimension Lynx analytical workcells.

Jim Reid-Anderson, president/CEO and chairman of Dade Behring, said, "The addition of our flexible laboratory automation systems provides a customized approach to automation, allowing clinical laboratories the opportunity to increase productivity in their laboratory."

Dade Behring and MedAssets have pre-existing agreements for the remainder of Dade Behring's product portfolio. The existing agreements include customer access to the Stratus CS Acute Care Diagnostic System and the Syva drug testing, plasma protein, MicroScan microbiology and coagulation product lines.

MedAssets is a margin and cash flow improvement company that says its clients include more than 2,400 hospitals and 25,000 non-acute care healthcare providers.