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Novation® Awards Siemens as Single Source for Urine Chemistry and Microbiology Systems and Tests
Date:10/5/2010

DEERFIELD, Ill., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics announces two new three-year agreements with Novation as the sole source for urine chemistry, combined urine chemistry and microscopy systems, and for microbiology systems and panels.  Novation serves the purchasing needs of nearly 25,000 VHA and University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) member organizations and 5,500 Provista members, covering 28,000 U.S. sites.

The members served by Novation have access to a complete line of Siemens products including chemistry, immunochemistry, integrated systems, automation solutions, hemostasis, molecular, hematology and now the urinalysis and microbiology systems and tests. The new contracts, effective August 1, 2010 for urinalysis and November 1, 2010 for microbiology, provide access to the CLINITEK® and MicroScan® family of products.

"We are committed to delivering unmatched savings and value for the members by introducing products and services that are designed to help drive sustainable results, improve quality and reduce costs," said Greg Knapp, Vice President of Sourcing Operations for Novation. "We are confident that Siemens products will deliver upon those objectives."

"We are pleased to expand our relationship with Novation and offer the members they serve a broad portfolio of products," said Michael Reitermann, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics. "At Siemens we are focused on providing innovative solutions to ensure our customers' success."

For more information on Siemens urinalysis and microbiology portfolios, please visit www.usa.siemens.com/urinalysis and www.usa.siemens.com/microbiology.

About Novation

Founded in 1998, Novation is the leading health care supply contracting company for more than 25,000 members of VHA Inc. and the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), two national health care alliances; and 5,500 members of Provista, LLC, representing 28,000 sites. Novation provides alliance members contract and price management and spend management services. Based in Irving, Texas, Novation develops and manages competitive contracts with more than 600 suppliers. VHA, UHC and Provista members used Novation contracts to purchase nearly $37.8 billion in 2009.

The Siemens Healthcare Sector is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a trendsetter in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, medical information technology and hearing aids. Siemens offers its customers products and solutions for the entire range of patient care from a single source – from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, and on to treatment and aftercare. By optimizing clinical workflows for the most common diseases, Siemens also makes healthcare faster, better and more cost-effective. Siemens Healthcare employs some 48,000 employees worldwide and operates around the world. In fiscal year 2009 (to September 30), the Sector posted revenue of 11.9 billion euros and profit of around 1.5 billion euros. For further information please visit: www.siemens.com/healthcare.


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