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Leica Biosystems Signs Agreement with HealthTrust

BUFFALO GROVE, IL, September 30, 2013 – Leica Biosystems announced that it has signed an agreement with HealthTrust, a group purchasing organization and provider of total cost management solutions for healthcare facilities, to supply members with its broad range of histology instrumentation, laboratory consumables and sample tracking systems.

Effective September 1, 2013 Leica Biosystems' histology instruments and consumables portfolio was made available to HealthTrust's 1,400 not-for-profit acute care facilities and 10,000+ non-acute members. “We are pleased to be able to offer HealthTrust member facilities Leica Biosystems’ histology laboratory workflow solutions and automation to help increase efficiencies and diagnostic confidence,” stated Michael Cusack, senior vice president and general manager, Leica Biosystems North America. “This agreement will now make it easier for HealthTrust member hospitals to access Leica Biosystems’ comprehensive histology product range and new innovations.”

About Leica Biosystems

Leica Biosystems is a global leader in workflow solutions and automation, striving to advance cancer diagnostics to improve patients’ lives. Leica Biosystems provides anatomical pathology laboratories and researchers a comprehensive product range for each step in the pathology process, from sample preparation and staining to imaging and reporting. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence. The company is represented in over 100 countries. It has manufacturing facilities in seven countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries, and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Nussloch, Germany. Further information can be found at

About HealthTrust

HealthTrust (legally known as HealthTrust Purchasing Group, L.P.) is committed to strengthening provider performance and clinical excellence through an aligned membership model and the delivery of total cost management solutions, including supply chain solutions and a contract and service portfolio unparalleled in quality, scope and value. HealthTrust ( serves 1,400 acute care facilities, 800 ambulatory surgery centers and members in more than 10,600 other locations including physician practices, long-term care and alternate care sites. Headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., HealthTrust is closely integrated with the provider-proven capabilities of Parallon Business Solutions ( which include workforce solutions, revenue cycle and business process expertise and technology solutions.