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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #398IDM
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Award Info Published Tuesday December 11, 2018
Awarded to:
Vendor: Cardiovascular Systems, Incorporated, Saint Paul, MN
Amount: An estimated $875,000
An estimated start date of 3/1/2019 through 6/30/2023
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, December 11, 2018
The University awarded a contract for Orbital Atherectomy System (OAS).
The DIAMONDBACK 360 Coronary Orbital Atherectomy Device is slotted through a low-profile catheter over the VIPERWIRE Coronary Guide Wire and powered by a saline infusion to help cool the system. The Orbital Atherectomy System (OAS) reduces plaque on the coronary vessel walls by using an orbiting, diamond-coated crown within coronary arteries in order to facilitate stent delivery. As the speed of the crown's rotation increases, centrifugal force increases the crown's radius of orbit and presses the diamond grit coated offset crown against the lesion or plaque, removing a small amount of plaque from coronary vessel walls with each orbital pass. The sanded plaque is broken down into particles generally smaller than circulating red blood cells that are washed away downstream with the patient's natural blood flow.
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes of the Procurement Code because the procurement expenditure is for medical supplies or medical services necessary for the delivery of care and treatment at medical, dental, or veterinary teaching facilities utilized by SIU or U of I (30 ILCS 500 / 1-13(b-5)) Cardiovascular Systems, Incorporated (CSI) Orbital Atherectomy System is the only one of its kind that is minimally invasive. Without access to this OAS, the University of Illinois Hospital will not be able to provide this type of procedure and patients will go elsewhere, resulting in a loss of revenue.

For additional information, contact:
Ian Masterton
University of Illinois at Chicago
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 996-2801
FAX: (312) 996-3135

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