Abbott Laboratories Links to Marketplace@Novation, Powered by Neoforma

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Neoforma

    IRVING, Texas and SAN JOSE, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News
 Release/ -- Novation, the supply company of VHA Inc. and the University
 HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), and Neoforma.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: NEOF) announced
 today that Abbott Laboratories will participate in Marketplace@Novation.
 Marketplace@Novation is an Internet healthcare marketplace powered by
 Neoforma.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010420/NEOFORMALOGO )
     This four-year activity-based agreement adds to the range of e-commerce
 options available to Novation members for the purchase of Abbott products.
 Marketplace@Novation will serve as an electronic portal for the transmission
 of medical, pharmaceutical and laboratory product orders from Novation members
 to Abbott.
     "This agreement reflects the joint commitment of Novation and Abbott to
 meeting the ongoing needs of the members we serve, and further enhances our
 strategic partnership," said Mark McKenna, president of Novation.  "We are
 very pleased to work with Abbott through Marketplace@Novation."
     "With this agreement, Novation members will now have the ability to
 purchase Abbott's industry leading portfolio of healthcare products through
 Marketplace@Novation," said Dan Eckert, president and chief operating officer
 of Neoforma.
 
     About Abbott Laboratories
     Abbott Laboratories is a global, diversified health care company devoted
 to the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of pharmaceuticals,
 nutritionals and medical products, including devices and diagnostics.  The
 company employs approximately 70,000 people and markets its products in more
 than 130 countries.  In 2000, the company's sales and net earnings were
 $13.7 billion and $2.8 billion, respectively, with diluted earnings per share
 of $1.78.  Abbott's news releases and other information are available on the
 company's Web site at www.abbott.com.
 
     About Novation
     Based in Irving, Texas, Novation serves the purchasing needs of more than
 2,200 members and affiliates of VHA and UHC, two national healthcare
 alliances.  Novation also serves more than 5,300 members of HealthCare
 Purchasing Partners International (HPPI), another group purchasing
 organization owned by VHA and UHC.  The largest supply cost management company
 in healthcare, Novation manages more than $17 billion in annual purchases for
 VHA, UHC and HPPI members.  For more information, go to www.novationco.com.
 
     About Neoforma
     Neoforma builds and operates Internet marketplaces that empower healthcare
 trading partners to optimize supply chain performance.  Neoforma uses proven,
 scalable technologies to provide customized marketplace solutions and services
 that enable customers to maximize their existing technology and supply chain
 relationships.  Healthcare providers, leading group purchasing organizations,
 manufacturers and distributors choose Neoforma as their e-commerce partner.
 For more information, visit the company's new Web site at www.neoforma.com.
     This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
 of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 as amended and Section 21E of the
 Securities Exchange Act of 1934 as amended.  These forward-looking statements
 include statements related to the anticipated benefits of Neoforma's
 agreements with healthcare organizations, suppliers and distributors, the rate
 at which Neoforma expects hospitals and suppliers to sign up and connect to
 Marketplace@Novation and the levels of their expected purchases and sales, and
 are based on information which is current as of the publication of this
 release.  Neoforma.com assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking
 information contained in this news release.  There are a number of
 technological and business risks that could cause actual results to differ
 materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements.  These
 risks include whether buyers and sellers of medical products will accept
 Neoforma's business model of providing an online marketplace for the purchase
 and sale of medical products; the ability of Neoforma to manage its growth and
 related technological challenges and the ability of Neoforma to successfully
 manage its changing relationships with its partners, suppliers and strategic
 customers.  These risks and other risks are described in Neoforma.com's
 periodic reports filed with the SEC including its Form 10-K for the year ended
 December 31, 2000, which is on file with the SEC and available through
 www.sec.gov.
     NOTE:  Neoforma and Neoforma.com are trademarks of Neoforma.com, Inc.
 Other Neoforma.com logos, product names, and service names are also trademarks
 of Neoforma.com, Inc., which may be registered in other countries.  Other
 product and brand names are trademarks of their respective owners.
 
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    IRVING, Texas and SAN JOSE, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News
 Release/ -- Novation, the supply company of VHA Inc. and the University
 HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), and Neoforma.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: NEOF) announced
 today that Abbott Laboratories will participate in Marketplace@Novation.
 Marketplace@Novation is an Internet healthcare marketplace powered by
 Neoforma.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010420/NEOFORMALOGO )
     This four-year activity-based agreement adds to the range of e-commerce
 options available to Novation members for the purchase of Abbott products.
 Marketplace@Novation will serve as an electronic portal for the transmission
 of medical, pharmaceutical and laboratory product orders from Novation members
 to Abbott.
     "This agreement reflects the joint commitment of Novation and Abbott to
 meeting the ongoing needs of the members we serve, and further enhances our
 strategic partnership," said Mark McKenna, president of Novation.  "We are
 very pleased to work with Abbott through Marketplace@Novation."
     "With this agreement, Novation members will now have the ability to
 purchase Abbott's industry leading portfolio of healthcare products through
 Marketplace@Novation," said Dan Eckert, president and chief operating officer
 of Neoforma.
 
     About Abbott Laboratories
     Abbott Laboratories is a global, diversified health care company devoted
 to the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of pharmaceuticals,
 nutritionals and medical products, including devices and diagnostics.  The
 company employs approximately 70,000 people and markets its products in more
 than 130 countries.  In 2000, the company's sales and net earnings were
 $13.7 billion and $2.8 billion, respectively, with diluted earnings per share
 of $1.78.  Abbott's news releases and other information are available on the
 company's Web site at www.abbott.com.
 
     About Novation
     Based in Irving, Texas, Novation serves the purchasing needs of more than
 2,200 members and affiliates of VHA and UHC, two national healthcare
 alliances.  Novation also serves more than 5,300 members of HealthCare
 Purchasing Partners International (HPPI), another group purchasing
 organization owned by VHA and UHC.  The largest supply cost management company
 in healthcare, Novation manages more than $17 billion in annual purchases for
 VHA, UHC and HPPI members.  For more information, go to www.novationco.com.
 
     About Neoforma
     Neoforma builds and operates Internet marketplaces that empower healthcare
 trading partners to optimize supply chain performance.  Neoforma uses proven,
 scalable technologies to provide customized marketplace solutions and services
 that enable customers to maximize their existing technology and supply chain
 relationships.  Healthcare providers, leading group purchasing organizations,
 manufacturers and distributors choose Neoforma as their e-commerce partner.
 For more information, visit the company's new Web site at www.neoforma.com.
     This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
 of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 as amended and Section 21E of the
 Securities Exchange Act of 1934 as amended.  These forward-looking statements
 include statements related to the anticipated benefits of Neoforma's
 agreements with healthcare organizations, suppliers and distributors, the rate
 at which Neoforma expects hospitals and suppliers to sign up and connect to
 Marketplace@Novation and the levels of their expected purchases and sales, and
 are based on information which is current as of the publication of this
 release.  Neoforma.com assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking
 information contained in this news release.  There are a number of
 technological and business risks that could cause actual results to differ
 materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements.  These
 risks include whether buyers and sellers of medical products will accept
 Neoforma's business model of providing an online marketplace for the purchase
 and sale of medical products; the ability of Neoforma to manage its growth and
 related technological challenges and the ability of Neoforma to successfully
 manage its changing relationships with its partners, suppliers and strategic
 customers.  These risks and other risks are described in Neoforma.com's
 periodic reports filed with the SEC including its Form 10-K for the year ended
 December 31, 2000, which is on file with the SEC and available through
 www.sec.gov.
     NOTE:  Neoforma and Neoforma.com are trademarks of Neoforma.com, Inc.
 Other Neoforma.com logos, product names, and service names are also trademarks
 of Neoforma.com, Inc., which may be registered in other countries.  Other
 product and brand names are trademarks of their respective owners.
 
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