Agreement provides special pricing, terms for soft tissue repair technology

Jul 30, 2009

Through a new contractual relationship between Cook Medical and Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, more than 2,100 U.S. hospitals and 58,000 additional health care providers will have access to special pricing and terms of Cook?s Biodesign Advanced Tissue Repair products, designed for four types of soft tissue repair: continence restoration, fistula repair, vaginal erosion repair, and pelvic floor reconstruction.

Through a new contractual relationship between Cook Medical and Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, more than 2,100 U.S. hospitals and 58,000 additional health care providers will have access to special pricing and terms of Cook’s Biodesign Advanced Tissue Repair products, designed for four types of soft tissue repair: continence restoration, fistula repair, vaginal erosion repair, and pelvic floor reconstruction.

Under the agreement, Cook’s Biodesign products will bring a new technology for soft tissue repair to Premier’s extensive base of providers. The Premier health care alliance consists of hospitals and other health care sites working together to improve health care quality and affordability.

Grafts in the Biodesign line communicate with surrounding cells to stimulate tissue growth across the scaffold. According to Cook, the product line incorporates the attributes of biologic grafts-infection resistance and remodeling capability-with moderate pricing, ease of use, and widespread availability.