purchasing agreement

Premier is a healthcare group purchasing organization representing about 4,000 hospitals and 165,000 other providers throughout the US.

As part of the agreements, the distributors have committed to purchase a minimum number of Curetis' molecular diagnostic systems over three years.

Children's Hospital Los Angeles has agreed to implement Edico Genome's Dragen Bio-IT suite, including the somatic and RNA seq pipelines.

Both deals should advance Ginkgo's custom microbe business as it expands into consumer goods markets such as cosmetics, nutrition, and food.

Medcis Pathlabs and its associates and attendees will buy Co-Diagnostics' tests for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV, and human papillomavirus.

Upon entering the agreement, Aspire purchased $1 million in common stock, and may purchase up to $14 million more at Biocept's discretion.

The healthcare IT firm will offer its GeneConnect genetic testing management services to the Children's Hospital Association's 200 members. 

NeoGenomics said it is the first specialized oncology reference laboratory to be a preferred in-network lab option for all Premier members.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – BioFire Diagnostics today said that it has inked a purchasing agreement to provide multi-target molecular diagnostic tests for HealthTrust's nearly 1,400 member healthcare facilities.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Privately held Chinese diagnostics services firm iGenomics has purchased 17 of Life Technologies' Ion Proton next-generation sequencing systems and has agreed to add 15 more machines by the end of the year, Life Tech said today.

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