Siemens Awarded New Novation Agreements for Central Laboratory Solutions

Company’s analyzers, assays and solutions were chosen based on product quality and value

Tarrytown, N.Y., May 7, 2012 – Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics announces three new five-year agreements with Novation, LLC® for its chemistry, immunoassay, coagulation and hematology systems and assays, and automation solutions. These agreements mark the latest series of contracts between Siemens – already a long-time Novation awarded supplier – and the industry’s leading supply contracting company. Novation serves the purchasing needs of more than 65,000 members and affiliates of VHA Inc. and University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), two national health care alliances, as well as Provista LLC.

Members served by Novation can already obtain a complete line of Siemens products, including chemistry, immunoassay, integrated, hemostasis, hematology, urinalysis and microbiology systems and tests, along with automation solutions. The latest contracts, effective July 1, 2012, provide access to Siemens’ ADVIA Centaur®, ADVIA® chemistry, Dimension®, Dimension Vista®, IMMULITE®, Stratus®, Syva®, ADVIA hematology, BCS® and Sysmex® families of products.

“We are pleased to further expand our relationship with Novation and offer the members they serve a broad portfolio of products,” said Michael Reitermann, CEO, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics. “At Siemens we are focused on providing innovative solutions to ensure our customers’ success.”

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These latest Novation agreements reflect Siemens’ continuing competitive advantage, which is a goal of the recently launched Siemens Agenda 2013 program: an initiative to further strengthen the Healthcare Sector's innovative power and competitiveness.

Founded in 1998, Novation is the leading health care supply contracting company for the more than 65,000 members of VHA Inc. and UHC, two national health care alliances, and Provista, LLC. Novation provides alliance members with sourcing services, as well as information and data services. Based in Irving, Texas, Novation develops and manages competitive contracts with more than 600 suppliers. VHA, UHC, and Provista members used Novation contracts to purchase more than $40 billion in 2011. Novation recently earned the coveted Ethics Inside® Certification from Ethisphere Institute, a leading international think tank dedicated to the research and promotion of best practices in corporate ethics and compliance. Novation was also named on Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies list, and is the only company in the health care industry to earn both distinctions.

Launched recently, Siemens Agenda 2013 program is a two-year global initiative to further strengthen the Healthcare Sector's innovative power and competitiveness. Specific measures will be implemented in four fields of action: Innovation, Competitiveness, Regional Footprint, and People Development.

The Siemens Healthcare Sector is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a trendsetter in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, medical information technology and hearing aids. Siemens offers its customers products and solutions for the entire range of patient care from a single source – from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, and on to treatment and aftercare. By optimizing clinical workflows for the most common diseases, Siemens also makes healthcare faster, better and more cost-effective. Siemens Healthcare employs some 51,000 employees worldwide and operates around the world. In fiscal year 2011 (to September 30), the Sector posted revenue of 12.5 billion euros and profit of around 1.3 billion euros. For further information please visit:

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