Gemini Medical Technologies this week announced it entered a partnership with UroGPO, a Specialty Networks Company, to give urologists access to affordable air-charged urodynamics catheters.
UroGPO members will gain access to Gemini’s Atmos air-charged urodynamics catheter line through the deal.
Atmos is made from a flexible polyurethane material that softens when inside the body to alleviate discomfort by easily bending with the movements of a patient. Product tests have shown that Atmos catheters deliver reliable and accurate results and match the diagnostic standards set by other brands and ICS guidelines, according to the company.
“We are honored to have been awarded this agreement with UroGPO. We know that practices are having their margins squeezed, and a large part of that is how much the average price of consumables has increased. Catheter pricing has nearly doubled over the last three years. We are giving physicians a new option for urodynamics testing that delivers reliable results and premium comfort at a responsible price,” Brian Hersh, Gemini’s general manager, said in a news release.
Specialty Network’s portfolio includes group purchasing organizations specializing in gastroenterology, urology and rheumatology. It represents over 11,000 providers and independent physician practices.