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Buffalo Grove, Ill. – (August 1, 2015) – Leica Biosystems, a global leader in anatomic pathology laboratory solutions and instruments announced today that it was awarded a sole-source group purchasing contract from Premier, Inc. a leading healthcare improvement company uniting an alliance of approximately 3,400 hospitals and 110,000 other care providers.

This sole source award offers Premier members access to Leica Biosystems’ full portfolio of Digital Pathology products and services.   This contract is in effect through October, 2017.

“We are excited to grow our partnership with Premier to now include our comprehensive range of modular, scalable digital pathology products and services.  From biopsy to diagnosis, Leica Biosystems and Premier Inc. have partnered on multiple contract awards to offer Premier members the most comprehensive portfolio of products and services in cancer diagnostics.  We look forward to serving the Premier membership” said Michael Cusack, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Leica Biosystems.

About Leica Biosystems 

Leica Biosystems, is a global leader in anatomic pathology workflow solutions and automation, striving to advance cancer diagnostics to improve patients’ lives. Leica Biosystems provides anatomic pathology laboratories and researchers a comprehensive product range for each step in the pathology process, from sample preparation and staining to imaging and reporting. Leica Biosystems’ 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 8 countries, sales and service organizations in 27 countries, and a network of dealers spanning the globe. The company is headquartered in Nussloch, Germany. Visit for more information.

LEICA and the Leica logo are registered trademarks of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH.

About Premier, Inc.

Premier, Inc. is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,400 U.S. hospitals and 110,000 other providers to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier’s news and investor sites on