HP adds free Albunex on Sonos 5500

June 25, 1997

Hewlett-Packard of Andover, MA, has struck a deal with St. Louis-based Mallinckrodt that will allow the cardiovascular ultrasound market leader to include a complimentary Albunex ultrasound contrast media starter kit along with its premium Sonos 5500

Hewlett-Packard of Andover, MA, has struck a deal with St. Louis-based Mallinckrodt that will allow the cardiovascular ultrasound market leader to include a complimentary Albunex ultrasound contrast media starter kit along with its premium Sonos 5500 ultrasound scanner. The arrangement builds on the harmonic imaging package offered for Sonos 5500, which was launched earlier this month (SCAN 6/11/97).

Under the arrangement, announced at the American Society of Echocardiography meeting, Mallinckrodt will provide the Albunex starter kit to customers who order Sonos 5500 with its harmonic imaging package, or upgrade an existing system to harmonic imaging. This offer will extend at least through the end of 1997, according to Mallinckrodt, which markets and distributes Albunex. Albunex, which is the only ultrasound contrast agent available in the U.S., is manufactured by Molecular Biosystems of San Diego.