YORK, P.A., Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Unilife Corporation ("Unilife" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: UNIS; ASX: UNS) today announced it has been awarded a two-year contract by Premier Purchasing Partners, L.P., the group purchasing enterprise of the Premier healthcare alliance, for the supply of its Unitract® 1mL safety syringes.
Premier, Inc. is the nation's largest healthcare alliance, helping to improve performance and providing group contracting to more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals and over 76,000 healthcare sites nationwide.
Mr. Alan Shortall, CEO of Unilife said: "Our Unitract 1mL safety syringes, which are designed for use when drawing medication from a vial or ampoule, can provide optimal protection to healthcare workers and others at risk of infection from needlestick injuries. Unitract represents the first and only known range of insulin and tuberculin syringes with automatic, operator-controlled needle retraction features that are fully integrated within the syringe.
"We are delighted to have signed our first Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) contract with Premier for the sale of our Unitract 1mL syringes to U.S. healthcare facilities. In addition to being one of the largest GPOs in the U.S., Premier is also a leading national advocate for injection safety. Despite the widespread conversion of U.S. healthcare facilities to the mandatory use of needlestick prevention products, healthcare workers continue to remain at risk of harm from many types of conventional safety syringe technologies. We look forward to supporting Premier and its members to enhance the level of protection offered to U.S. healthcare workers."
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