Interventional cardiology

Pharmac has now completed national contracting for interventional cardiology products purchased for use in Te Whatu Ora hospitals or in the community across New Zealand.

Market share procurement

Pharmac has undertaken market share procurement for permanent coronary drug eluting stents within the interventional cardiology category.

Read more about market share procurement for permanent coronary drug-eluting stents.

Read more about our previous contract process in permanent coronary drug eluting stents.


Included within the scope of interventional cardiology

  • Access devices
  • Ancillary devices
  • Atherectomy devices
  • Balloon catheters
  • Catheters
  • Coronary imaging systems
  • Embolic protection devices
  • Guide wires
  • Stents
  • Structural devices – valves
  • Structural health occluders & associated devices
  • Therapeutic infusion system
  • Vascular closure device

List of contracted products

Suppliers under national contract


In 2014 Pharmac made a direct approach to the known suppliers in the New Zealand market. This approach was in the form of a request for a submission to Pharmac for a listing on the Pharmaceutical Schedule.

Pharmac also ran a market share process for the supply of Drug Eluting Stents.  A market share approach provides suppliers an assured portion of the market in return for competitive pricing for a fixed term.  During this contract period (1 August 2019 until 30 June 2022), DHBs must only purchase the market share supplier’s products in certain sub-categories, with a small allowance for discretionary purchasing (i.e., discretionary variance or DV allowance). 

Read more information about the advice we received and the details of the decision.

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