Sunday, December 25, 2011

SonoSite Begins International Shipments of New EDGE Ultrasound System

BOTHELL, Wash., Dec 21, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- SonoSite, Inc. SONO -0.15% , the world leader and specialist in hand-carried ultrasound for the point-of-care, announced it has received CE Marking (Conformite Europeenne) in the European Union to market its next generation point-of-care product: EDGE(TM) ultrasound system. The EDGE system is currently available for sale in the U.S., following receipt of FDA Premarket Notification 510(k) clearance in November. SonoSite is now commencing international customer deliveries.

Engineered with new state-of-the-art technology, the EDGE ultrasound system takes point-of- care ultrasound to a whole new level of clinical performance and enables physicians to deliver the highest standard of patient care by driving greater efficiencies and the potential for improved outcomes in the hospital and office.

The EDGE ultrasound was formally introduced this fall at medical meetings and congresses in Europe and Australia. Physicians positively responded to the system:

"As a faithful SonoSite user, I want the company's products to remain true to its core elements, namely user friendliness, simplicity of use and rapid acquisition of a great image," said Amit Pawa, MD, Anesthesiologist Consultant, Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK. "The EDGE system clearly accomplishes this while looking futuristic, sleek and sophisticated. Physicians will also benefit from the back-lit screen and wipe-able keypad. Overall, the image quality is superior and I can't wait to use it in clinical practice."

source: SonoSite

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