BK Medical Announces New Three-Year Agreement with MedAssets
BK Medical to offer MedAssets customers its surgical and urological line of ultrasound systems, accessories, and supplies
Peabody, Mass., November 24, 2009 — BK Medical, an innovative leader in medical ultrasound and a wholly owned subsidiary of Analogic Corporation (NASDAQ:ALOG), has signed a new three-year product-line agreement with MedAssets Supply Chain Systems. This agreement enables BK Medical’s urological and surgical ultrasound systems, related accessories, and supplies to be available to more than 1,700 MedAssets healthcare provider customers who utilize the MedAssets group purchasing organization (GPO) services.
Michael Brock, president and CEO of BK Medical, says, “Our products feature the latest technical advantages in urology and surgery. This agreement with MedAssets makes it possible for us to reach more specialists for the good of their practices as well as their patients.”
MedAssets’ customers will have access to the new Flex Focus, the latest in the Focus family series of ultrasound scanners. BK Medical introduced the Flex Focus at the American Urological Association (AUA) annual meeting in April 2009.
The new Flex Focus scanner is a modern, sleek ultrasound system, whose groundbreaking design complements its exemplary functionality. Features of the Flex Focus include a 19-inch LCD high-definition monitor that houses the actual scanning unit, making it the mobile solution for sophisticated ultrasound needs. The Flex Focus can be easily docked in several different configurations and its 14-inch width means it can fit into virtually any clinical setting, even smaller, private practice offices. Its 19–inch LCD monitor is positioned vertically on the scanning unit, making it possible to view two large biplane images simultaneously without compromising ultrasound image size.
For more than 30 years, BK Medical has been developing ultrasound scanners specially designed for surgery and the investigation of urological disorders. BK Medical is an ultrasound market leader in the fields of prostate scanning, brachytherapy, and intraoperative and laparoscopic surgery. As a market leader in urology and surgical ultrasound, BK continually builds upon its already extensive and innovative portfolio, which now includes a mobile ultrasound system compatible with BK’s famous state-of-the-art specialized transducers.
BK Medical employs knowledgeable ultrasound sales specialists and supports its clients with a dedicated team of RDMS-certified, clinical education specialists and factory-trained field service engineers. For more information about BK Medical and its ultrasound solutions, please call (800) 876-7226 or visit us at www.bkmed.com.
About BK Medical
BK Medical, a wholly owned subsidiary of Analogic Corporation (NASDAQ:ALOG), specializes in the development and production of diagnostic ultrasound equipment. The company is recognized as a world leader in developing ultrasound scanners specially designed for surgery and for the investigation of urological disorders. The product line also includes scanners for other applications, such as pelvic floor, anesthesiology and radiology.
Headquartered in Denmark, BK Medical is represented in 60 countries, with subsidiary sales companies in the U.S., Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Nordic countries and the U.K. An extensive network of distributors connects BK Medical with Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the rest of the world. The company has about 300 employees, of which about two-thirds are located in Denmark. For more information, visit http://www.bkmed.com.
Analogic Corporation is a growth oriented, high-technology signal and image processing company, providing products and services to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end users in growing medical diagnostics and security markets worldwide. The Company is recognized worldwide for advancing the state of the art in automatic explosives detection, computed tomography (CT), digital radiography (DR), ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and advanced signal processing. For more information, visit http://www.analogic.com.