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July 08, 2016 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing Announces Enhanced Agreement with Össur, Americas, Inc.



CHAMPS Group Purchasingbracing and support announces the relaunch of its custom contract with Össur Americas for its osteoarthritis and injury solutions bracing and supports products. The Össur contract is available to CHAMPS’ 7,000+ members nationwide until December 2018 and provides members the opportunity to streamline products.

“CHAMPS is delighted to announce the renewal of our contract with Össur,” said Jan Elder, director, contracting services, CHAMPS Group Purchasing. “Össur is known worldwide for their state-of-the-art orthopaedic products. With this contract, our GPO contract price list has expanded significantly and now covers Össur’s entire catalog, including orthopaedic soft goods, braces, cold therapy and casting supplies. All members have access to this contract and products can be purchased directly from Össur or through an authorized distributor.”

Össur’s product solutions are built from decades of experience and designed to enhance the quality of life of people living with osteoarthritis by reducing pain and improving mobility. Through innovation and leadership, osteoarthritis expertise and partnerships with medical professionals, Össur offers comprehensive, proven and effective treatment options. 
  • The Össur Unloader® brand name is synonymous with osteoarthritis bracing, representing OA Solutions’ technology as the industry standard, with more than 15 clinical studies demonstrating its efficiency.
  • Össur’s Injury Solutions products are designed to enhance the healing process of bone and soft tissue injuries.
“We’ve enjoyed working with many CHAMPS members through the years with our agreement and look forward to introducing our innovative, cost-effective solutions to all members,” said Otto Fernandez, vice president, OA & Injury Solutions for Össur, Americas, Inc.

Össur strives to maintain its position as the innovation leader for osteoarthritis and injury solutions by continuing to develop simple, yet effective clinically proven treatment solutions that increase people’s quality of life. The goal is to assist patients in experiencing life without limitations. Össur product solutions are globally recognized under brand names such as CTi®, Rebound®, Miami®, Philadelphia®, Innovator®, Unloader®, FormFit® and Cold Rush® among others. 

About CHAMPS Group Purchasing 
CHAMPS Group Purchasing leverages the purchasing power of 7,000+ member locations across the United States allowing them access to significant savings in product categories, including medical supplies, foodservice, wireless, office supplies and facility maintenance. As an owner of Premier, one of the largest buying groups in the country, CHAMPS sponsors its members allowing them access to more than $44 billion in purchasing volume, 2,000+ agreements, GPO contract management and unparalleled customer service. It’s simple to start realizing significant savings - with zero fees and no cost to join - the sign-up process is seamless. CHAMPS is honored to be named as one of The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Top Workplaces in 2014 and 2015, as well as to ERC’s NorthCoast 99 List in 2003, 2004, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015. For more, visit champsgpo.com.

About Össur
Össur (NASDAQ OMX: OSSR) is a global leader in non-invasive orthopaedics that help people live a life without limitations. Its business is focused on improving people’s mobility through the delivery of innovative technologies within the fields of Prosthetic, Osteoarthritis and Injury Solutions. A recognized “Technology Pioneer,” Össur invests significantly in research and product development—its award-winning designs ensuring a consistently strong position in the market. Successful patient and clinical outcomes are further empowered via Össur’s educational programs and business solutions. Headquartered in Iceland, Össur has major operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, with additional distributors worldwide. For additional information regarding Össur and its comprehensive line of products, please visit ossur.com/americas.