Under the contract, Novation’s members including more than 65,000 members and affiliates of VHA, UHC, Children’s Hospital Association and Provista, will have access to Cook’s peripheral vascular products from 1 January 2013.

Cook will supply access and biopsy needles, balloons, balloon stents, diagnostic wire guides and catheters, interventional wire guides, embolization coils, self-expanding stents as well as vena cava filters, among others.

Cook Medical healthcare business solutions vice president David Reed said, "As our portfolio of minimally invasive peripheral vascular products grows, comprehensive contracts like this one with Novation are critical to our ability to reach a diverse group of institutions and make our technology widely accessible, particularly to academic medical centers, which we think play a valuable and important role in health care."