Plexus to develop breakthrough ultrasound system for SuperSonic Imagine
6 December 2007
French start-up SuperSonic Imagine has contracted
design and manufacturing services company Plexus to bring to market a novel
ultrasound system that can measure the elasticity of tissue.
Knowing the elasticity of tissue is important because stiff tissue is
linked to the development of fibrous tissue around cancer foci. This
breakthrough system will give doctors more information and the possibility
to monitor lesions better.
Plexus has been closely involved in the project to bring the system to
market from an early stage, providing design services, test engineering
support, prototyping, project management and consultancy services.
The new ultrasound scanner designed by Plexus for
SuperSonic Imagine has the potential to speed up cancer diagnosis.
Plexus will now help SuperSonic Imagine prepare their ultrasound system
for production and market approval.
Jacques Souquet, founder of SuperSonic
Imagine said, “We chose Plexus for their design skills and their knowledge
of the special constraints and high standards required in designing medical
systems. We are delighted that Plexus is able to assist us in the delivery
of our first production models.”
Andy Allen, VP Europe of Plexus said,
“SuperSonic Imagine's innovative technology will provide physicians with
important tissue elasticity information. More information means a better
diagnosis and a better diagnosis can lead to better treatment. It has been
extremely rewarding to help pioneer the ultrasound equipment that will
support this exciting technology. We are now looking forward to playing our
full part in ensuring that this ultrasound system is readily available
throughout Europe and the world."
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