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Alara, Inc. Receives FDA Clearance to Market CRystalView T-Series CR System


11/26/2007 9:45:23 AM

CHICAGO, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- MCCORMICK PLACE, HALL A, BOOTH #3382 -- Alara Inc., a leading manufacturer of Computed Radiography (CR) medical imaging products, today announced it is showcasing the CRystalView T-Series desktop CR system at RSNA 2007 in Chicago. Alara, Inc. has received US Food and Drug Administration clearance to market the CRystalView T-Series CR system, and the system is also CE marked under the European Medical Devices Directive.

CRystalView T-Series system combines a compact rugged design, with outstanding image quality, making the solution ideal for a variety of clinical settings including radiology offices, clinics, and specialty practices like podiatry and chiropractic applications.

"Bringing new products like the CRystalView T-Series into the radiology marketplace validates our position as a leader in the CR field and helps us achieve Alara's goal of becoming the market leader in computed radiography products for all markets," explained Jim Walker, CEO, Alara, Inc. "Receiving regulatory approval to sell the CRystalView T-Series system is another step for Alara towards meeting that goal, and we look forward to building on the success of our other products including CRystalView R200 (General Radiology), DenOptix (Dental Markets), MetriScan (BMD Scanning) and the T100 (Security and NDT applications)."

At RSNA 2007 Alara will also be showcasing the CRystalView R200 system that is fast becoming the CR of choice for imaging professionals where excellent image quality combined with fast throughput is a requirement. CRystalView R200 offers imaging professionals the best of both worlds -- a compact tabletop CR system that frees up valuable floor space in size constrained radiology departments, and, image quality that is competitive with any hospital based system. "Our customers now have a choice of CR platforms that gives them unrivalled flexibility to match the CR reader of choice with the required application," added Kuldip K. Ahluwalia, VP of Sales and Marketing, Alara, Inc.

Alara has an unparalleled reputation for designing award winning products that are easy to site and simple to operate, making them suitable for office practices, clinics, imaging centers and radiology departments. Installation and training typically requires less than a single day.

CRystalView R200, MetriScan and CRystalView T-Series CR Systems are available for sale immediately. During RSNA 2007, all products will be demonstrated at the Alara exhibit in Booth #3382, Hall A- South Building, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. For more information about CRystalView R200, CRystalView T-Series or any of Alara's other CR products, go to http://www.alara.com.

About Alara, Inc.:

Alara, Inc. is a privately held medical technology company that designs, manufactures and markets high quality imaging products based on Computed Radiography (CR) technology. Alara imaging systems are found in dental offices, orthopedic clinics, radiology departments, emergency rooms, ICUs and other healthcare operations, and are also marketed through various OEM partnerships. Alara is headquartered in Fremont, California. For more information on the company, visit http://www.alara.com

CONTACT: Kuldip K. Ahluwalia, VP of Sales and Marketing of Alara, Inc.,
+1-510-315-5200, fax, +1-510-315-5201

Web site: http://www.alara.com//



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