Marquette-based Pioneer Surgical Technology Inc. said it had won as spine implant agreement from Brentwood, Tenn.-based HealthTrust Purchasing Group L.P.

Pioneer Surgical will provide members of HealthTrust access to premium, cost-effective medical devices for spinal fusion, including cervical and lumbar plates, pedicle screw systems, interbody devices, and a minimally invasive lateral approach system, Cross-Fuse. Other notable products are Streamline TL, an innovative thoracolumbar spinal fixation system, and SlimFuse, a low-profile anterior cervical plate system.

HealthTrust Purchasing Group Tenn., is a group purchasing organization that supports nearly 1,400 not-for-profit and for-profit acute care facilities, as well as 10,600 ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, and alternate care sites.

With an annual purchasing volume by its members of more than $18.1 billion, HealthTrust is committed to obtaining the best price for clinically recommended products, ensuring their timely delivery and continuously evaluating, and improving its services to the patients, physicians and clinicians it serves. The Web site is

Founded in 1992, Pioneer is a medical device firm with more than 130 United States and foreign patents with numerous patents pending. The company has a comprehensive portfolio of orthopedic, spine and biologic systems.

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