FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 1, 2015; Andover, MA

Yankee Alliance announces a new contract with Propper Manufacturing Company to provide Seracult fecal occult blood testing products (FOBT) to its members. Seracult FOBT is a recognized, high-quality product with a 30 year track record aiding in the early diagnosis of colorectal cancer (CRC). They offer a variety of configurations to service all FOBT test settings, including Seracult Plus®, used for patients with an increased risk for CRC due to family history or other risk factors.

“The Propper team is energized by the forming of this strategic relationship and is looking forward to supporting the Yankee Alliance membership in their efforts to improve public health," said Joe Looney, President & CEO of Propper Manufacturing Company. Population screening for colorectal cancer is a quality metric put forth by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Pioneer ACO Model, as well as the Department of Health and Human Services, and Seracult has a proven history as a diagnostic aid for CRC.

About Propper Manufacturing Company

Propper manufactures industry leading medical devices in the USA (Long Island City, NY) that are used in the prevention of disease. Founded in 1935 as a medical supply company, Propper garnered a reputation for innovation in autoclave testing and continues to develop top performing and environmentally safe sterilization indicators. In addition to the Seracult line of in-vitro diagnostic tests, Propper is a trusted manufacturer of sterility assurance products, diagnostic instruments and surgical supplies. More information about Propper can be found on their website: www.proppermfg.com.

For more information please contact; Bret Hampton, Strategic Account Manager, Propper Manufacturing Company, (917) 617-5372 or at bhampton@proppermfg.com

About Yankee Alliance
Yankee Alliance, an owner of Premier, is a group purchasing organization founded in 1984 on a belief in collaboration, that working together can achieve more than working alone. Our mission is twofold: to work with members to reduce supply and operating expenses through aggregation of data, purchasing, ideas and knowledge and to excel in strategic innovations that continually assist members in reducing their cost while recognizing their individual needs. Today, Yankee Alliance remains true to the foundational belief in collaboration and has grown to over 12,000 members in all classes of trades across all 50 states. For more information visit  www.yankeealliance.com .

For more information please contact; Amy Campbell, Senior Vice President, Administration, Yankee Alliance, (978) 470-2000 or at acampbell@yankeealliance.com.