Mundelein, Illinois, June 14, 2012 – Sysmex America, Inc., the wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Sysmex Corporation, Kobe, Japan, today announces it has been awarded a five-year multi-source hematology contract agreement with Novation. Novation is the leading health care supply contracting company for the more than 65,000 members of VHA Inc. and UHC, two national health care alliances, and Provista, LLC. As of July 2012, these members will have multiple acquisition access options (purchasing, leasing or Cost Per Reportable (CPR) to an array of Sysmex clinical laboratory hematology solutions, products and services. Sysmex is a global leader in medical diagnostic testing equipment and information systems technology and services hospitals and health care networks, reference laboratories and physicians offices worldwide.
“Sysmex America is pleased to partner with Novation in its efforts to offer member-laboratories reliable automated hematology solutions that enhance their clinical laboratory operations while enabling them to navigate through a challenging and cost-restrictive health care environment. We look forward to serving Novation and its member-affiliates,” said John Kershaw, President & CEO, Sysmex America, Inc.
The contract agreement provides members access to best-in-class automated hematology solutions including Sysmex® XE-Series, XT-Series and XS Series (XS-1000i), KX-21N™ and pocH-100i™ automated hematology analyzers, Sysmex® HST and Alpha Series (XE-AlphaN, HST-N) hematology automation solutions, CellaVision® DM-Series analyzers, and Medica EasyCell® assistant Cell Image Analysis System and reagents, controls and calibrators. Additionally, members served by Novation have access to Sysmex America’s Peak Performance Program. This program offers flexible and comprehensive support services and resources that support a clinical laboratory’s long-term success before, during and after instrument or system implementation. Training and technical support for members served by Novation will be provided through Sysmex America’s U.S. headquarters in Mundelein, Illinois.
About Sysmex Hematology Solutions
Sysmex offers the broadest platform of hematology solutions available, to fit any size laboratory. This product line provides a standardized, yet scalable set of hematology analyzers and middleware support software. This standardization offers consistent operation, control materials and workflow, enabling comparable results with easy access to complex information across multi-site, multi-LIS organizations, including reference labs and health networks. According to independent research from IMV ServiceTrak™, Sysmex has earned the industry’s highest rating for Instrument Reliability in IMV’s annual hematology survey for its 11th consecutive year. Survey respondents included department supervisors, lab managers, technologists and senior technologists chosen at random from hospitals of varying size from across the country.
About Novation, Winner of the Ethics Inside® Certification
Founded in 1998, Novation is the leading health care supply contracting company for the more than 65,000 members of VHA Inc. and UHC, two national health care alliances, and Provista, LLC. Novation provides alliance members sourcing services, as well as information and data 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 more than $40 billion in 2011. Novation recently earned the coveted Ethics Inside® Certification from the Ethisphere Institute, a leading international think tank dedicated to the research and promotion of best practices in corporate ethics and compliance, and is the only health care GPO to earn this distinction.