Radiometer America Signs Blood Gas Agreement with HealthTrust Purchasing Group

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Radiometer America, Inc. has signed an agreement with HealthTrust Purchasing Group, LP (HealthTrust) to supply its comprehensive line of blood gas and acute care analyzers to HealthTrust’s 1,400 acute care hospitals.

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“HealthTrust member hospitals will have access to
Radiometer’s growing line of analyzers, sized for any acute care testing

The agreement (HPG-4020) covers Radiometer’s ABL blood gas analyzers, the company’s connectivity solutions and its innovative line of safePICO safety-engineered samplers.

“We appreciate the confidence HealthTrust has shown by selecting Radiometer,” commented Lynda Banig, president of Radiometer America. “HealthTrust member hospitals will have access to Radiometer’s growing line of analyzers, sized for any acute care testing situation. Whether a hospital is testing in the lab or point of care, is running one test per day or 100, we have an analyzer that provides the best parameter fit and most efficient cost of operation for their needs,”
she added.

Radiometer is a world leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of technologically advanced acute care testing solutions. Radiometer’s products and services simplify and automate all phases of acute care testing, so hospitals can get fast results, reduce workload and the risk of errors, and improve cost effectiveness. Over three quarters of a century, Radiometer has marked its history with a succession of innovations in the medical field, starting with the invention of blood gas testing in 1954. Building on this industry breakthrough, Radiometer introduced the first acid-base lab in 1973, the first integrated blood gas and CO-OX analyzer in 1989, and the first automated blood gas analysis system in 2005. In 2011, Radiometer celebrates 75 years in business since its founding in 1935. For more information, visit

HealthTrust Purchasing Group, LP, (HealthTrust) headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., is a group purchasing organization that supports nearly 1,400 not-for-profit and for-profit acute care facilities, as well as 10,600 ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, and alternate care sites. With an annual purchasing volume by its members of more than $18.1 billion, HealthTrust is committed to obtaining the best price for clinically recommended products, ensuring their timely delivery and continuously evaluating, and improving its services to the patients, physicians and clinicians it serves. HealthTrust is located at 155 Franklin Road, Suite 400, Brentwood, TN 37027. The Web site is


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