Friday, November 26, 2010

SuperSonic Imagine Signs Exclusive U.S. Breast Ultrasound Partnership Agreement with Hologic, Inc.

AIX EN PROVENCE, France, Nov 25, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- SuperSonic Imagine, the innovative producer of ultrasound equipment, announced today that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Hologic, Inc. /quotes/comstock/15*!holx/quotes/nls/holx (HOLX 16.63, -0.17, -1.01%) to develop the breast ultrasound market in the United States. Under the terms of the agreement, Hologic will sell, install and service SuperSonic Imagine's Aixplorer(R) MultiWave(TM) ultrasound system exclusively to the breast care community in the United States. SuperSonic Imagine has retained U.S. rights for the commercialization of the Aixplorer ultrasound system in all other clinical applications to include; liver, thyroid, abdominal, musculoskeletal, gynecological and prostate imaging.

SuperSonic Imagine's Aixplorer ultrasound system is the only product on the market that uses two waves to better characterize tissue: an ultrasound wave (B-mode) and a shear wave. Thanks to this revolutionary MultiWave(TM) Technology, Aixplorer is the only system available that can generate, capture and compute shear wave velocity in real time, resulting in a color-coded map of local tissue elasticity in kilopascals.* This technology, named ShearWave(TM) Elastography, is user-skill independent, as it does not rely on compression; therefore, it is fully reproducible and can monitor lesion stiffness over time.

source: MarketWire

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