July 2, 2008

nSpire Signs Agreement With Premier Group Purchasing

nSpire Health, which develops and manufactures respiratory care products, has announced a three-year contract with Premier Group Purchasing.

The dual source agreement offers Premier customer hospitals and clinics exclusive access to nSpire Health's broad range of respiratory products and services, including the newly released HDpft pulmonary function testing systems and metabolic diagnostic instrumentation, through July 1, 2011.

With the added benefits of HDpft, Premier's customers will be able to take advantage of several new advancements in lung function diagnostics and cardiopulmonary exercise testing, including iFlow, nSpire Health's newest development in flow sensor technology.

Steven Bartley, director of national accounts at nSpire, said: "I am confident that our agreement, coupled with nSpire Health's emphasis and commitment to customer satisfaction, will facilitate Premier's on-going mission to improve the health of communities."