Under the terms of the three-year agreement, Premier members will continue to have access to specially negotiated pricing for automation, general chemistry, immunoassay and integrated work cell products from Beckman Coulter.

Beckman Coulter said that the agreement is in addition to existing agreements to purchase hematology and hemostasis products from Beckman Coulter. Beckman Coulter’s breadth of diagnostic testing solutions helps laboratories deliver highly accurate lab test results while helping improve laboratory efficiency.

Mike Alkire, president of Premier Purchasing Partners, said: “Premier continues to contract with suppliers who share our commitment to improving patient health and reducing overall healthcare costs by helping our members be more efficient.”

Scott Garrett, chairman, president and CEO of Beckman Coulter, said: “We are pleased that Premier will continue to offer Beckman Coulter’s diagnostic instrument systems and supplies to its members. Our innovative solutions will help Premier members simplify, automate and innovate their processes, while meeting their diverse testing requirements.”