BK Medical Awarded Three-Year Contract by Novation for Ultrasound Systems, Related Accessories, and Supplies
PEABODY, Mass., Jan. 10, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BK Medical, a wholly owned subsidiary of Analogic Corporation (Nasdaq:ALOG), has been awarded a three-year, new technology agreement by Novation (Irving, TX), the healthcare industry’s leading supply contracting company. BK Medical will supply urological and surgical ultrasound systems, related accessories, and supplies to VHA, UHC, and Provista members.
“Partnering with Novation gives BK Medical access to VHA’s 1,400+ hospitals and 23,000+ non-acute-care providers nationwide and 90 percent of the nation’s nonprofit academic medical centers represented by UHC,” said Lars Shaw, vice president of global marketing, BK Medical. “Novation is an esteemed organization with an excellent reputation in the industry. We are pleased to enter into this agreement and to provide members served by Novation with BK Medical’s expanded ultrasound applications, which feature the latest technological advancements in urology and surgery.”
Novation’s members will have access to BK Medical’s Flex Focus™ Family of ultrasound systems, including the new Flex Focus 700 Surgical Ultrasound System, first introduced at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) annual meeting in October 2010, as well as the Flex Focus 400 and the Flex Focus 200 ultrasound systems.
The Flex Focus 700 is a premium performance ultrasound system tailored to the specific needs of the surgical suite. Its size, mobility, power, and customizable user interface are all designed for the operating room based on direct input from surgeons. The extremely user-friendly system can be controlled using the large touch screen, the cordless remote control panel, or the touch control panel. The system’s high-resolution 19-inch monitor displays sharp laparoscopic, intraoperative, and percutaneous images with detail that is visible from virtually any angle. The Flex Focus 700 ultrasound systems are configurable with BK Medical’s new Power Pack option, a full back-up power solution that provides cordless imaging for up to four hours. In addition, the 700 is small, lightweight, and supports a wide range of sterilizable transducers including the company’s revolutionary, 360-degree
high-resolution 3-D transducer for colorectal and pelvic floor applications.
For over 30 years, BK Medical has been developing ultrasound systems specially designed for surgery, interventional radiology, and the investigation of urological disorders. BK Medical also develops and markets systems for other applications such as pelvic floor and anesthesiology.
Novation, the industry’s leading supply contracting company, delivers unmatched savings to nearly 25,000 VHA Inc. and the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) member organizations and 5,500 Provista members covering 28,000 sites. By combining scale and expertise with data-driven tools and information, Novation offers the most extensive range of advanced contracting services in the industry.
About BK Medical
BK Medical is a wholly owned subsidiary of Analogic Corporation (Nasdaq:ALOG), specializing in the development and production of diagnostic ultrasound equipment. BK Medical is recognized as a global leader in the development of ultrasound systems designed for interventional radiology, surgery and the investigation of urological disorders. The products developed and marketed by BK Medical also include systems for other applications such as pelvic floor and anesthesiology. BK Medical has its European headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark, and U.S. headquarters in Peabody, Massachusetts. BK Medical is represented in 60 countries with subsidiary sales companies in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Nordic countries and the UK. An extensive network of distributors connects BK Medical with Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the rest of the world. For more information visit www.bkmed.com.
Analogic (Nasdaq:ALOG), headquartered in Peabody, Mass., is a high-technology company that designs and manufactures advanced medical imaging, security systems and subsystems that are sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end users in the healthcare and homeland security markets. We are recognized worldwide for advancing state-of-the-art technology in the areas of computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), digital radiography, ultrasound, and automatic explosives detection for airport security. Our OEM customers incorporate our technology into systems that they in turn sell for various medical and security applications. We also sell our ultrasound products directly to clinical end-user markets through our direct worldwide sales force under the brand name BK Medical. For more information, visit www.analogic.com.
CONTACT: Lars Shaw Vice President of Global Marketing (408) 605-3901 firstname.lastname@example.org