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TechniScan, Inc. Launches 3-D Breast Ultrasound Clinical Study in Freiburg University



3/2/2010 9:29:55 AM

SALT LAKE CITY, March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TechniScan, Inc. ("TechniScan" or the "Company"), a medical device company engaged in the development and commercialization of an automated 3-D breast ultrasound imaging system, today announced that in collaboration with University Medical Center Freiburg in Germany, it has launched a clinical study to assess clinical utility of TechniScan's Warm Bath Ultrasound.

The University Medical Center Freiburg was founded in 1457 and is one of the most prestigious and reputable hospitals in Europe due to its extensive clinical capabilities and advances in medical research. The Breast Examination Center of the Radiology Department, University Medical Center Freiburg is a regional center for women's health and it is the ideal place for the study.

Italian medical imaging company Esaote cooperated with TechniScan in the development of the WBU(TM) system and will support TechniScan's efforts in Europe and in Italy. "The Warm Bath Ultrasound system has been developed with groundbreaking science and technology," said Dr. Luigi Satragno, R&D and strategic marketing general manager of Esaote. "We look forward to seeing the clinical studies results and to a long and productive partnership with TechniScan."

"Our vision is to begin to create a database of thousands of anonymous breast images and related data," said Dave Robinson, chief executive officer at TechniScan, Inc. "This scientific database will consist of anonymous mammograms, breast MRIs and WBU(TM) images, along with related pathology and other information, to provide researchers around the world an unprecedented opportunity to study breast cancer. The concept is simple, yet revolutionary within the medical system and represents a key competitive advantage of the TechniScan system."

About TechniScan, Inc.

Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, TechniScan, Inc. is a medical device company engaged in the development and commercialization of a non-invasive imaging tool designed to provide physicians with automated ultrasound images of the human breast. The system uses a process called Warm Bath Ultrasound (WBU(TM)) to provide physicians with automated, 3-D, ultrasound images of the physical structures within the breast. TechniScan's WBU(TM) imaging device is limited by U.S. law to investigational use unless, and until, cleared by the FDA. For more information, please visit www.techniscanmedical.com.

CONTACT: Press and Media, Tracy Harden of TechniScan Medical Systems,
+1-801-994-2968, tharden@techniscanmedical.com; or Investor Relations,
Cameron Donahue of Hayden IR, +1-651-653-1854, cameron@haydenir.com, for
TechniScan, Inc.

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


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