Biosound signs deal with Summit

December 16, 1998

Ultrasound developer Biosound Esaote reported last month that it has brokered a partnership with Summit Medical Technologies of Arlington Heights, IL. The deal gives Summit exclusive U.S. marketing rights to Indianapolis-based Biosound's Advanced

Ultrasound developer Biosound Esaote reported last month that it has brokered a partnership with Summit Medical Technologies of Arlington Heights, IL. The deal gives Summit exclusive U.S. marketing rights to Indianapolis-based Biosound's Advanced Ultrasonography (AU) line of scanners. Summit will sell the units to radiologists, medical imaging centers, and breast imaging centers, while Biosound's sales force will continue to sell the system to remaining markets, including cardiology, vascular and general surgery, and neurology.

The most recent system in the AU family is AU5, introduced last year and cleared by the Food and Drug Administration this September (SCAN 9/17/97). Biosound hopes the deal with Summit Medical will give it increased access to the multispecialty radiology market and the women's health market.