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Sentinelle Medical Enters Strategic Agreement with Calgary Scientific


6/5/2009 10:53:09 AM

Toronto and Calgary, Canada: June 4th, 2009 – Sentinelle Medical Inc., a leading manufacturer of breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) coils and software and Calgary Scientific Inc., a provider of software enabling technologies, have entered a long-term strategic development agreement.

Sentinelle’s products are built with dedication to advancing breast cancer detection, intervention and management through imaging. AEGIS with BRIGHT® and other AEGIS applications are core components of the overall imaging solution enabling greater confidence in diagnosis and accuracy in intervention. Sentinelle believes that in order to develop ‘best-in-class’ solutions, there is a need to leverage market-leading, enabling technologies with organizations such as Calgary Scientific.

“Sentinelle Medical is excited to be partnering with an innovative company such as Calgary Scientific to usher in the next generation of visualization technologies,” said Cameron Piron, Sentinelle’s President and CEO. “We believe this collaboration will provide significantly enhanced functionality, flexibility and experience to our customers through integration of a revolutionary technology platform.”

Byron Osing, CEO and Chair of Calgary Scientific said, “We are very pleased to be strategically partnered with a sector leading, high-growth innovator like Sentinelle Medical. Sentinelle has broken through in the industry with leading edge technology in its domain of focus, and has signed high profile OEM and distribution agreements with multiple leading industry players as a result. This partnership pioneers a paradigm-shifting technology that answers the industry’s current and future customer demand for the fully virtualized access to and use of medical information technology. We look forward to a long and mutually fruitful partnership.”

About Sentinelle Medical Inc.

Sentinelle Medical is dedicated to improving patient care with early detection and accurate intervention. The company researches, develops, manufactures, sells and supports leading edge Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technologies. The ground breaking Sentinelle Vanguard® breast coils provide excellent quality MR images, complete and open access for intervention and award winning design that optimizes patient comfort and workflow. Sentinelle products are used in leading breast cancer and imaging sites throughout North America including Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Centre, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Mountain Medical Physician Specialists, Radiology Ltd., Scripps Memorial Hospital, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University Health Network and Windsong Radiology Group. Sentinelle Medical is a privately owned Canadian company.

For more information, visit www.sentinellemedical.com.

About Calgary Scientific

Calgary Scientific is dedicated to providing advanced virtualization and visualization solutions for medical imaging that improves the efficiency and quality of diagnosis made by imaging professionals. Calgary Scientific has a powerful portfolio of products that perform sophisticated software virtualization and image post-processing, including tools for 2D, MIP/MPR and 3D, a suite of cardiac modules for both CT and MR, and vessel analysis. Calgary Scientific also has proprietary intellectual property for image fusion, virtual colonoscopy and Computer Assisted Tissue Identification (CATI™). Calgary Scientific aims to be the premier provider of advanced software application and system virtualization solutions in the medical information technology market under the PureWeb™ brand name.

For more information on Calgary Scientific, go to: www.calgaryscientific.com


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