VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - April 7, 2016) - Response Biomedical Corp. ("Response" or the "Company") (TSX:RBM) (OTC:RPBIF), a commercial stage in-vitro medical device company with products for the laboratory and point of care markets, today reported that it has been awarded a three-year Capital Equipment Supplier Contract with Vizient, Inc. for Response's cardiovascular and infectious disease product lines.
Vizient, the largest member-owned health care company in the United States, serves a diverse membership and customer base including academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers. The new contract offers savings to those Vizient members who had access to the Novation contracts for Response's innovative RAMP® platform with tests for key cardiac care markers such as Troponin I, NT-proBNP and tests for infectious diseases such as Influenza A&B.
"Response is very pleased to be working with Vizient," said Dr. Barbara Kinnaird, Chief Executive Officer of Response. "Through this partnership, Response will gain direct access to a very large number of target customers in the United States. Vizient provides a gold standard approach to cost performance and contract terms resulting in a positive customer experience by simplifying the contract process and streamlining the supply chain between members and suppliers," added Dr. Kinnaird.
About Response Biomedical Corp.
Response develops, manufactures and markets rapid on-site diagnostic tests for use with its RAMP® platform for clinical, biodefense and environmental applications. RAMP® represents a unique paradigm in diagnostics that provides reliable, quality results in minutes. The RAMP® Platform consists of a reader and single use disposable test cartridges and has the potential to be adapted to any other medical and nonmedical immunoassay based test currently performed in laboratories. Response clinical tests are commercially available in the United States for the aid in early detection of heart attack, heart failure, influenza A and B, and RSV. In the non-clinical market, RAMP® tests are currently available for the environmental detection of West Nile Virus and Dengue Fever and for Biodefense applications including the rapid onsite detection of anthrax, smallpox, ricin and botulinum toxin. Response is a publicly traded company listed on the TSX under the trading symbol "RBM" and quoted on the OTC under the symbol "RPBIF". For further information, please visit the Company's website at www.responsebio.com.
This press release may contain forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions about Response Biomedical Corp. Examples of forward-looking statements in this press release include statements regarding our belief that the new contract savings to those Vizient members who had access to the Novation contracts for Response's innovative RAMP® platform with tests for key cardiac care markers such as Troponin I, NT-proBNP and tests for infectious diseases such as Influenza A&B and that we will gain direct access to a very large number of target customers in the U.S. through this partnership. These statements are only predictions based on our current expectations and projections about future events. Although we believe the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements, and the assumptions upon which such forward-looking statements are made, are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct and if such expectations are not met, our business may suffer.
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