Hologic receives Innovative Technology contract from Vizient for CoolSeal advanced energy portfolio and JustRight 5 mm stapler

April 18, 2024
MARLBOROUGH, Mass., April 16, 2024 — Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX), a global leader in women’s health, has received an Innovative Technology contract from Vizient, Inc., the United States’ largest provider-driven healthcare performance improvement company, for its CoolSeal® advanced energy portfolio and JustRight® 5 mm stapler. Vizient awarded the contract after hospital experts who served on one of its customer-led councils recommended CoolSeal and JustRight.

These customer-led councils evaluate products submitted through Vizient’s Innovative Technology Program. They recommend contracts for technologies that have the potential to enhance clinical care, patient safety and healthcare worker safety, or to improve business operations of healthcare organizations.

“We are honored to be recognized by Vizient’s team of experts with this Innovative Technology contract,” said Brandon Schnittker, President of Surgical Solutions at Hologic. “This contract underscores Hologic’s commitment to innovation and enhancing patient care and allows us to expand the reach of our vessel sealing portfolio and laparoscopic stapling device to ensure more surgeons and patients can benefit from the technologies.”

Hologic’s CoolSeal advanced energy suite of devices provides the only advanced bipolar vessel sealing portfolio indicated for use in pediatric surgery in the United States. The devices are powered with the gold-standard efficacy of advanced bipolar radio frequency vessel sealing technology and deliver precisely the power needed. Their innovative design and low thermal profile deliver fast, secure seals with minimal thermal spread, providing safety around critical structures.

The JustRight stapler, the world’s only 5 mm laparoscopic stapling instrument (less than half the size of other stapling devices), provides advantages for surgeons. The JustRight 5 mm shaft can fit into tighter spaces than conventional staplers, enabling flexibility in stapler placement, allowing for optimal approaches to the surgical site and occupying less of the visible field in the scope than larger devices.

“Congratulations to Hologic for being awarded an Innovative Technology contract,” said Kelly Flaharty, Senior Director of Contract Services at Vizient. “Our provider-led council recommended the JustRight 5 mm stapler and CoolSeal advanced energy portfolio for this contract based on the efficiencies they offer and their potential to make an incremental difference in healthcare.”

Vizient represents a diverse customer base that includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute healthcare providers. Its portfolio accounts for more than $130 billion in annual purchasing volume. Through its Innovative Technology Program, Vizient works with customer-led councils and task forces to evaluate products for their potential to bring real innovation to healthcare. Vizient may award a contract to products deemed worthy of the Innovative Technology designation outside of the competitive bid cycle.

About Hologic, Inc.
Hologic, Inc. is a global medical technology innovator focused on improving the health and well-being of women, their families and communities through early detection and treatment. Its advancements include invention of the world’s first commercial 3D mammography system to find breast cancer earlier; leadership in testing for cervical cancer, sexually transmitted infections and respiratory illnesses; and minimally invasive surgical technologies for uterine fibroids and abnormal uterine bleeding.