AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France — (BUSINESS WIRE) — January 28, 2015 — SuperSonic Imagine (Euronext : SSI, FR0010526814), a company specializing in ultrasound medical imaging equipment, announces the signing of an exclusive partnership with Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) to distribute its ultrasound system, the Aixplorer®, in Japan.
This partnership significantly increases SuperSonic Imagine’s geographical coverage. Japan is the third largest ultrasound market in the world and is a key part of the company’s global expansion strategy.
“We are very pleased to include SuperSonic Imagine’s Aixplorer ultrasound system in our portfolio of medical imaging solutions. The Aixplorer surpasses the limits of traditional ultrasound.” said Keijiro Asayama General Manager, Ultrasound Business Unit from Konica Minolta. ”Its pioneering technology is in alignment with our own company mission to provide innovative, high quality products to our customers.”
SuperSonic Imagine’s Aixplorer is unique with its UltraFast™ software platform which can acquire images 200 times faster than conventional ultrasound systems. The speed of the UltraFast platform enables SuperSonic Imagine's proprietary ShearWave™ Elastography technology to assess and quantify tissue stiffness in real time. Tissue stiffness is used by physicians to help identify potentially malignant or other diseased tissue.
“SuperSonic Imagine is very proud to be working with Konica Minolta, a prestigious company and ideal partner for expanding the use of our ultrasound technology in Japan.” said Jacques Souquet, Founder and CEO of SuperSonic Imagine, “Our technology provides detailed, real-time information important to the Japanese general imaging marketplace and can be used in a broad range of applications such as breast, thyroid, liver and musculoskeletal exams.”
About SuperSonic Imagine
Founded in 2005 and based in Aix-en-Provence (France), SuperSonic Imagine is a company specializing in medical imaging. The company designs, develops and markets a revolutionary ultrasound system, Aixplorer®, with an UltraFast™ platform that can acquire images 200 times faster than conventional ultrasound systems. Aixplorer® is the only system that can image two types of waves: ultrasound waves ensure excellent image quality and shear waves, which allow physicians to visualize and analyze the stiffness of tissue in a real-time, reliable, reproducible and non-invasive manner. This innovation, ShearWave™Elastography, significantly improves the detection and characterization of numerous pathologies in several applications including breast, thyroid, liver and prostate. SuperSonic Imagine has been granted regulatory clearances for the commercialization of Aixplorer® in the main global markets. Over the past years, SuperSonic Imagine enjoyed the backing of several prestigious investors, among which Auriga Partners, Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners, Bpifrance, Omnes Capital and NBGI.
For more information about SuperSonic Imagine, please go to www.supersonicimagine.com
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