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Spire (Bedford, Massachusetts) said that Spire Biomedical, its wholly owned subsidiary, has been awarded a three-year contract to offer its dialysis catheter products to group purchasing organization (GPO) Premier (San Diego) hospitals.

This GPO agreement, effective March 1, allows Spire to offer its line of catheters to nearly 200 Premier hospital and healthcare systems comprised of more than 1,500 hospital facilities in the U.S.

Mark Little, CEO of Spire Biomedical, said, “Spire is gaining access to the large nationwide network of Premier hospitals. Our products will provide Premier hospitals with chronic catheters that address the full range of clinical situations and physician preferences. We believe that GPO supplier agreements are a key step in the continued expansion of our medical products business.“

Premier Purchasing Partners is a U.S. healthcare alliance, comprising nearly 200 of the nation's hospital and healthcare systems, operating or affiliated with more than 1,500 hospital facilities and hundreds of other care sites.

Spire Biomedical markets specialty catheters and provides processing services to improve the performance of implantable medical devices. The company offers both split-tip and fixed-tip catheters with a variety of tunneling techniques, catheter profiles, materials and insertion options.

Spire Biomedical's catheter products are distributed in the U.S., Canada and the European Union.

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