Chindex signs exclusive ultrasound supply agreement

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Chindex International, a Bethesda, Md.-based provider of healthcare products and services to the People’s Republic of China, reported that has been awarded the contract as the exclusive supplier for clinical application color ultrasound systems to the People's Liberation Army (PLA) hospital system in China for the year. Under the terms of the tender, the PLA has agreed to purchase at least 15 Siemens Medical Solutions Sequoia ultrasound systems to be installed in PLA hospitals throughout China.

The contract was awarded to Chindex for the supply of the Siemens ultrasound systems through an annual public tendering process conducted by the PLA Health Department, the company said. The PLA hospital system is the largest centrally-administered hospital network in China, comprising nearly 200 institutions, according to Chindex.