Dec 06 2019
MALVERN, Pennsylvania—TELA Bio, Inc. (“TELA”) (Nasdaq: TELA), a commercial stage medical technology company focused on designing, developing and marketing a new category of tissue reinforcement materials to address unmet needs in soft tissue reconstruction, today announced that the Company has signed a group purchasing agreement with HealthTrust Purchasing Group, L.P. (HealthTrust) for its full portfolio of OviTex® hernia repair and OviTex® PRS products.
“We are excited to be able to provide our advanced soft tissue reconstruction products to the HealthTrust member facilities, which represents more than 1,600 hospitals and health systems across the U.S.,” said Antony Koblish, President and Chief Executive Officer of TELA Bio. “Making our full portfolio of products available to such a large organization of hospitals and healthcare systems helps in our efforts to improve patient outcomes while at the same time reducing overall cost of care. This new contract with HealthTrust marks an important milestone in TELA’s continued commercial expansion and growth strategy.”
Under the purchasing agreement, TELA will provide its full portfolio of OviTex® hernia repair products and OviTex® PRS products for plastic and reconstructive surgery to HealthTrust members effective February 1, 2020, for an initial term of three years.
About TELA Bio, Inc.
TELA Bio, Inc. is a commercial stage medical technology company focused on designing, developing and marketing a new category of tissue reinforcement materials to address unmet needs in soft tissue reconstruction. TELA’s products are designed to improve on shortcomings of existing biologics and minimize long-term exposure to permanent synthetic material. TELA’s portfolio is supported by quality, data-driven science and extensive pre-clinical research that has consistently demonstrated advantages over other commercially available products.
HealthTrust (Healthtrust Purchasing Group, L.P.) is committed to strengthening provider performance and clinical excellence through an aligned membership model and the delivery of total spend management advisory solutions that leverage operator experience, scale and innovation. Headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., HealthTrust serves over 1,600 hospitals and health systems, and more than 43,000 other member locations including ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, long-term care and alternate care sites.
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