Under the new agreements, Premier’s alliance of 2,700 hospitals will have access to Teleflex’s complete line of Rusch and Sheridan endotracheal tubes, including the ISIS HVT endotracheal tubes and related products, at exclusive member rates.

Teleflex said the two agreements, one of which is offered through Premier’s ASCEND collaborative, are effective from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2015.

Teleflex anesthesia and respiratory division president Cary Vance said the partnership with the Premier allows the company to continue providing products that are designed to meet the needs of patients and help increase provider safety.

"Teleflex is proud to expand upon the extensive product lines already offered through Premier that give healthcare organizations a substantial advantage," Vance added.