Internet Specialty Delivery
For manufacturers of low-volume, specialty supplies, who have been largely disenfranchised by recent trends in hospital purchasing, a number of new Internet companies offer solutions to problems ranging from logistics integration to product information overload.
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This latest acquisition by e-health's MedAssets underscores how important established players like GPOs are in promoting an Internet-enabled hospital supply chain. In fact, MedAssets was arguably the first major e-health player to recognize that GPOs are not only vital for the base of customers and suppliers they bring, but can also be attractive sources of revenue.
Just when you thought the party's over in Internet-enabled e-commerce, Vamedis is staking a claim for leadership in Europe's B2B supply chain space. Over the past year, the European marketplace hasn't been much friendlier to dot-coms, particularly B2Bs, than the US marketplace has been. But far from a venture-backed start-up, Vamedis is banking on leveraging the entrenched market positions of seven of Europe's leading hospital supply companies.
Thermo Fisher Scientific has agreed to buy Mesa Biotech for $450m in cash and Hillrom will acquire Bardy Diagnostics for $375m in cash. Both deals will add complementary digital health solutions, which may be a continued trend in 2021.