Premier Awards Non-Invasive Orthopaedics Agreement to Ossur

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ALISO VIEJO, CA–(Marketwire – November 3, 2009) – Ossur, a global leader in non-invasive orthopaedics, announced today that it has been awarded a multi-year contract with Premier Purchasing Partners, the group purchasing unit of Premier, Inc. Premier consists of approximately 2,200 not-for-profit hospitals and healthcare systems, including large systems operating multiple hospitals, academic medical centers associated with universities, and community-owned hospitals, all who entirely own Premier. Beginning December 1, Premier members will have access to pre-negotiated pricing and terms for Ossur’s complete line of functional knee braces and supports, spinal products, and other soft goods, including leading brands like the Miami J® Cervical Collar, which is clinically proven to provide superior immobilization.

The contract decision-making process was based on extensive member-driven criteria, including value, product line breadth, clinical acceptability, new product development and service capabilities.

“We welcome the opportunity to provide Ossur’s innovative products and excellent service to Premier members,” said Mahesh Mansukhani, president of Ossur Americas. “Together, we will better meet our customers’ needs for value and growth,” he added.

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