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Welch Allyn receives $43 million contract from U.S. Department of Defense

By Journal Staff


SKANEATELES FALLS, N.Y. — Medical-device manufacturer Welch Allyn Inc. was recently awarded a one-year, $43.6 million contract by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) for patient-monitoring systems and related products, according to a DOD news release.

The equipment is for use by the four major branches of the U.S. military, as well as federal civilian agencies, the release stated.

The contract was an option stemming from an original base contract between Welch Allyn and the DOD. The original contract included nine, one-year options that could be picked up by the government agency. This is the sixth time the DOD has taken up one of the options, according to the release.

Welch Allyn is providing patient-monitoring systems and subsystems, accessories, consumables, spare and repair parts, and training, according to the release. The contract is fixed-priced, but allows for adjustments to be made based on the economy, it said in the release.

Welch Allyn is being acquired by Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC) for about $2.05 billion in cash and stock, it announced on June 17. Hill-Rom, a medical-technology company, has corporate offices in Chicago, Illinois and Batesville, Indiana, according to its website. It has about 8,000 employees worldwide.

Privately held Welch Allyn employs more than 2,600 people in 26 different countries. It has 1,300 employees in Central New York and estimated annual revenue of $700 million, according to CNYBJ Research.


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