Verasonics said today that it inked a settlement deal with SuperSonic Imagine to drop ongoing patent litigation between the two companies. Last March, Seattle, Wash.-based Verasonics filed a suit against French ultrasound maker and competitor SuperSonic Imagine alleging it infringed on Verasonics patents related to software beamforming architecture. The suit, filed in the US District Court […]
SuperSonic Imagine said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance and CE Mark approval in the European Union for its next-gen Aixplorer Mach 30 ultrasound system. The France-based company touted that the newly cleared system features its UltraFast imaging and enhanced performance over previous models of the device. The Aixplorer features the company’s SonicPad touchpad interface […]
Verasonics said today it filed a suit against French ultrasound maker and competitor SuperSonic Imagine alleging it infringed on Verasonic patents related to software beamforming architecture. The suit, filed in the US District Court for the Western District of Washington, claims that Supersonic Imagine misappropriated trade secrets from Verasonics for the development and production of its […]
From MDCorp inking a European distribution deal to Align Technology’s North Carolina expansion, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. MDCorp inks distribution deal with Smart Endoscope Systems MDCorp announced in a July 31 press release that it has signed a distribution agreement with Smart Endoscope […]
SuperSonic Imagine said today it won expanded FDA 510(k) clearance for its Aixplorer platform, including clearance for additional probes and multiple new imaging modes. The new clearance includes the French company’s Angio PL.U.S PlaneWave imaging, TriVu imaging, fusion and navigation imaging, contrast liver imaging and B-Mode ratio imaging. The newly cleared Angio PL.U.S. and contrast […]
SuperSonic Imagine said today said it won regulatory approval in Japan for its most recent Aixplorer ultrasound system, which includes new features that allow for the evaluation of liver disease, prostate cancer, obstetrics and musculoskeletal assessment. A new line of ultrasound probes were included in the approval, as well as the company’s Anigo Planewave UltraSensitive microvascular visualization […]
SuperSonic Imagine said today it inked a U.S. distribution deal with Sandhill Scientific to distribute its Aixplorer ShearWave Elastography-equipped ultrasound system designed to assess liver disease, along with releasing its 2015 earnings. Through the agreement, Sandhill will have rights to sell the Aixplorer ultrasound system to gastroenterologists and hepatologists from March 14, while SuperSonic Imagine […]
SuperSonic Imagine said today its CEO Tom Egelund, only appointed as chief in April, will be replaced by supervisory board member Bernard Doorenbos who will operate as interim president and CEO. Doorenbos has held positions at Philips, Thomson CSF, Signaal USFA and acted as CEO of molds and plastic component company Axxicon Group NV, Neways Electronics […]
French imaging company SuperSonic Imagine thinks its new imaging systems can change the biopsy game for the better, according to an interview with founder and chief strategic and innovation officer Jacques Souquet. SuperSonic Imagine’s flagship device is the Aixplorer ultrasound imaging device which uses the company’s proprietary ShearWave elastography and UltraFast Doppler blood flow imaging. Unlike […]
Paris, France-based medical device maker SuperSonic Imagine aims to use the funds from a $36 million raise to accelerate global sales and marketing efforts, according to a company statement.
The company’s going to focus much of those efforts in China, one of the world’s fastest-growing medical device markets, which some analyst say will reach $1 trillion in value by 2020.