BOSTON, May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE: HAE), a global medical technology company focused on delivering innovative hematology solutions to drive better patient outcomes, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell certain blood donor management software solution assets within its Blood Center business unit to the GPI Group (GPI: IM). GPI is a leading company in providing IT Solutions supporting Healthcare and Social Services, listed on the MTA market of Borsa Italiana.
"We are committed to reshaping our portfolio for sustainable growth and this sale will enable us to focus on our core capabilities while delivering quality products and services where we bring distinct value," said Chad Nikel, Haemonetics' President, Global Blood Center. "We will continue to invest across our business, execute our customer-centric strategies to strengthen our trajectory and develop innovative medical technologies that meaningfully advance healthcare."
Fausto Manzana, GPI President and CEO, said, "Our priority is to deliver state-of-the-art technology solutions with a comprehensive approach to cover all aspects of blood transfusion for maximum traceability, patient safety and high client satisfaction. GPI will merge the acquired assets with its U.S.-based Hemasoft operations to strengthen the Hemasoft presence in the U.S. by offering a complete portfolio of software and services."
Under the terms of the transaction, Haemonetics and its subsidiary Global Med Technologies, Inc. will transfer the intellectual property, customer contracts and certain other assets relating to its ElDorado Donor®,Hemasphere®, Donor Doc®, Donor Doc Phlebotomy®, eDonor®, DonorSpace®, Surround™ and SafeTrace® software products to GPI. These products are sold predominantly in the U.S. and provide a range of solutions to optimize blood donor collection centers' blood drive planning, donor recruitment and retention, blood collection, component manufacturing and distribution. The GPI Group business in the U.S. is managed through its subsidiary Hemasoft. Hemasoft is a U.S. company providing specialized web-based software solutions for blood donor centers, blood banks, transfusion services, cell therapy labs and tissue banks.
This transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of calendar 2020, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
About Haemonetics Haemonetics (NYSE: HAE) is a global healthcare company dedicated to providing a suite of innovative hematology products and solutions for customers, to help them improve patient care and reduce the cost of healthcare. Our technology addresses important medical markets: blood and plasma component collection, the surgical suite and hospital transfusion services. To learn more about Haemonetics, visit www.haemonetics.com.
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