SuperSonic Imagine, a company specializing in ultrasound medical imaging equipment, announces the signing of an exclusive partnership with 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.