LAKE ZURICH, Ill., May 12, 2015 – Fresenius Kabi, a global health care company that specializes in lifesaving medicines and technologies for infusion, transfusion and clinical nutrition, announced today it has signed a national purchasing agreement with Amerinet for the Fresenius Kabi Agilia® (www.fresenius-kabi.us/agilia) large volume infusion pump and related disposables.
Amerinet is a group purchasing organization with more than 80,000 members, including hospitals, surgery centers, clinics, and other sites of care.
“We’re pleased to secure this significant GPO contract for our first smart infusion pump available in the United States,” said John Ducker, president and CEO of Fresenius Kabi USA. “This is an important step for Fresenius Kabi as we look to bring other infusion technologies to U.S. caregivers and patients.”
The Agilia pump was launched in the U.S. in late 2014 and has been in use in 99 countries since 2007. The Agilia large volume pump with Vigilant drug safety software is a lightweight pump (4.4 pounds) with a range of features and functionality to assist healthcare providers in the safe administration of infusion therapy.
About Fresenius Kabi
Fresenius Kabi (www.fresenius-kabi.us) is a global health care company that specializes in medicines and technologies for infusion, transfusion and clinical nutrition. The company’s products and services are used to help care for critically and chronically ill patients. The company’s U.S. headquarters is in Lake Zurich, Illinois. The company’s global headquarters is in Bad Homburg, Germany. For more information about Fresenius Kabi worldwide, please visit www.fresenius-kabi.com.
As a leading national healthcare solutions organization, Amerinet collaborates with acute and non-acute care providers to create and deliver unique solutions through performance improvement resources, guidance and ongoing support. With better product standardization and utilization, new financial tools beyond contracting and alliances that help lower costs, raise revenue and champion quality, Amerinet enriches healthcare delivery for its members and the communities they serve. To learn more about how Amerinet can help you successfully navigate the future of healthcare reform, visit www.amerinet-gpo.com.