LAS VEGAS – NOVEMBER 15, 2022 – Perimed Inc has been awarded a group purchasing agreement with Premier Inc effective September 1st, 2022. The new agreement allows Premier members, at their discretion, to take advantage of special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier for the PeriFlux 6000 and its disposables. The PeriFlux 6000 is a state-of-the-art system for quick and accurate assessment of patients suffering from peripheral vascular disease.
Vascular disease is one of the world’s fastest growing health issues and is often associated with diabetic foot ulcers. At least 15% of the diabetic population will develop a foot ulcer in their lifetime. By not properly evaluating the vascular problem, the risk of the non-healing wound leading to amputation is highly increased. Currently, 14-24% of the ulcer patients require an amputation. The estimated annual direct cost of diabetic foot ulcers in the US is at least $17 billion which is higher than the costliest cancers, such as breast cancer and colorectal cancer.
Our clinical tools provide a complete combination of vascular tests, securing accurate diagnosis of patients with peripheral arterial disease. The PeriFlux 6000 System is the only device that can perform all the non-invasive vascular measurements recommended by the Global Vascular Guidelines in one visit.
“The collaboration with Premier is a fantastic milestone for Perimed and one of the most important agreements we have entered into to date. Our vision is to save limbs, lives and human suffering. This strategic agreement enables us to rapidly expand our footprint in the US, making our state-of-the-art technology even more easily accessible to customers”, says Lena Åredal, CEO at Perimed.
Premier is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of more than 4,400 US hospitals and approximately 250,000 other providers and organizations to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, consulting and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost.
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