The Premier healthcare alliance has awarded a three-year national group purchasing organization (GPO) contract to a developer of vertebral radiofrequency (RF) targeted therapies, Dfine.

Under the contract, Premier members will benefit from the specially negotiated pricing and terms to Dfine’s StabiliT vertebral augmentation system.

The StabiliT system utilizes radiofrequency targeted vertebral augmentation (RF-TVA) to repair vertebral compression fractures (VCFs)resulting from instability due to osteoporosis or cancer.

Dfine chief executive officer Kevin Mosher said, "We believe this agreement is a further testament to the clinical performance of StabiliT, which provides physicians greater control in the treatment of VCFs through site-and size-specific cavity creation, delivery of ultra-high viscosity bone cement with extended working time, and a unique, remotely controlled cement delivery system to minimize the physician’s radiation exposure."