ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 5, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AngioDynamics (Nasdaq:ANGO), a leading provider of innovative, minimally invasive medical devices for vascular access, surgery, peripheral vascular disease and oncology, today announced it has been awarded a contract with HealthTrust Purchasing Group (HealthTrust) covering vascular access products, including its DuraMax chronic dialysis catheter, DuraFlow, DuraFlow 2 and EvenMore chronic hemodialysis catheters, and the Schon XL acute hemodialysis catheter. The contract became effective on Oct. 1, 2012. AngioDynamics has previously had HealthTrust agreements covering the Company's peripheral vascular and fluid management products. "This is our first vascular access contract with HealthTrust and it will provide their 1,400 member hospitals with access to our quality dialysis products," said AngioDynamics Senior Vice President and GM for U.S. Sales Alan Panzer. About AngioDynamics AngioDynamics, Inc. is a leading provider of innovative, minimally invasive medical devices used by professional healthcare providers for vascular access, surgery, peripheral vascular disease and oncology. AngioDynamics' diverse product lines include market-leading ablation systems, fluid management systems, vascular access products, angiographic products and accessories, angioplasty products, drainage products, thrombolytic products and venous products. More information is available at www.AngioDynamics.com . About HealthTrust Purchasing Group HealthTrust Purchasing Group, L.P., ( www.healthtrustpg.com ) headquartered in Brentwood, 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 $20 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. HealthTrust is closely integrated with the provider-proven capabilities of Parallon Business Solutions ( www.parallon.net ) which include revenue cycle and business process expertise, workforce management solutions, supply chain services and technology solutions. Trademarks AngioDynamics, the AngioDynamics logo, DuraMax, DuraFlow, DuraFlow 2, EvenMore and Schon XL are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of AngioDynamics Inc., an affiliate or a subsidiary.