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Nonin Medical Awarded a Premier Contract for Its Innovative Oximetry Solutions
Date:4/6/2009

MINNEAPOLIS, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Nonin Medical, Inc., a leading innovator of noninvasive physiological monitoring solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a 36-month contract with Premier Purchasing Partners, L.P., the group purchasing unit of Premier Inc.

"Premier Purchasing Partners is a recognized leader in providing healthcare facilities with innovative, high-quality and cost-effective products designed to transform healthcare and improve patient care," said Bill Kalb, Director of U.S. Business for Nonin Medical. "Because of their commitment to providing the highest quality products, we are excited for the opportunity to provide our advanced, industry-changing noninvasive vital sign monitoring technology to a network the size of Premier's.

Under the agreement, Premier's more than 2,100 hospitals and 54,000 total healthcare member sites will have access to special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier for the most extensive selection of products using Nonin's proven PureSAT(R) pulse oximetry technology. With over one million oximeters in the field today, PureSAT technology is trusted by clinicians worldwide and is also utilized by Nonin's more than 90 OEM system integrator partners. Premier's members will also be able to take advantage of Nonin's leadership position in Bluetooth(R) wireless technology with devices such as the innovative Avant(R) 4000 tabletop pulse oximeter. Nonin's cost-effective SpO2 monitoring devices are designed to simplify the delivery of care and will provide Premier-affiliated clinicians with accurate and durable patient monitoring solutions.

About Nonin Medical Inc. - www.nonin.com

Minneapolis-based Nonin Medical, Inc. is a privately owned company specializing in the design and manufacturing of noninvasive physiological monitoring solutions. Nonin distributes its products to health professionals in more than 125 countries and has over 90 OEM partners worldwide. Nonin's industry-leading capabilities in signal processing and sensor design are the foundation of its leadership in innovation.

About Premier Purchasing Partners, LP.

The Premier healthcare alliance is more than 2,100 U.S. hospitals and 54,000-plus other healthcare sites working together to improve healthcare quality and affordability. 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. Premier has offices in San Diego, Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Washington.


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