CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Premier healthcare alliance has awarded a new SEEDS™ agreement for rapid diagnostic test kits to BTNX Inc., a minority-owned business enterprise, of Markham, Ontario, Canada.
SEEDS - Sourcing Education and Enrichment for Diverse and Small Suppliers – is Premier’s supplier diversity program that aims to increase the number of minority-, women-, veteran-owned and small business enterprises doing business with alliance members.
BTNX Inc. joins:
- MedGyn Products Inc., a minority-owned business enterprise, of Addison, Ill.;
- Meridian Bioscience Corporation, of Cincinnati; and
- OraSure Technologies Inc., a small business enterprise, of Bethlehem, Penn.
Effective June 21, 2013, the agreement is available to acute care and continuum of care members of Premier.
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