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Hitachi Healthcare Americas and Terason Announce Strategic Partnership for Sale and Distribution of uSmart® 3200T NexGen Ultrasound System

CLEVELAND, OHIO (JUNE 1, 2017)

Hitachi Healthcare Americas (HHA) and Terason announced the signing of a strategic partnership for the sale and distribution of the uSmart® 3200T NexGen Ultrasound System focusing on urology. “This agreement fills a need for both companies,” explained Jeff Sirek, General Manager of Terason. “Terason gains an expanded sales channel and HHA adds a solution to address specific market needs that we both believe are poised for significant growth over the next several years.” Mr. Sirek went on to explain that “in addition to co-marketing, both companies are also collaborating to expand the versatility of the 3200T within several unique and niche markets.”

The agreement reflects a larger strategy that has served as an ongoing guiding philosophy for Hitachi Healthcare, says John Waddell, Vice President / General Manager of Ultrasound at HHA. “We are continually looking for ways that HHA can respond rapidly to the ever-changing landscape of medical imaging and provide our customers with comprehensive ultrasound solutions. This partnership with Terason is a great example of this because the result is more than just the sum of its parts.”

Hitachi Healthcare showcased the Terason uSmart 3200T NexGen at this year’s American Urological Association (AUA) in Boston and received a very favorable response from customers and attendees. “The level of traffic at the uSmart display was indicative of the desire for such a unique value proposition and that certainly resonated with attendees,” reported Mr. Waddell.

ABOUT HITACHI HEALTHCARE AMERICAS

Hitachi Healthcare Americas, located in Twinsburg, Ohio, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Healthcare Business Unit, offers a broad range of diagnostic imaging equipment including MRI, CT and Ultrasound. Hitachi’s MRI, CT and Ultrasound technologies provide speed, comfort and quality for both physicians and patients alike and play an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of disease while driving social innovation into healthcare. Visit www.hitachihealthcare.com.

ABOUT HITACHI, LTD.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2016 (ended March 31, 2017) totaled 9,162.2 billion yen ($81.8 billion). The Hitachi Group is a global leader in the Social Innovation Business, and it has approximately 304,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation, Hitachi is providing solutions to customers in a broad range of sectors, including Power / Energy, Industry / Distribution / Water, Urban Development, and Finance / Government & Public / Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at www.hitachi.com.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Tom Oko
Director of Marketing, Ultrasound
okot@hitachihealthcare.com
800-800-3106 ext: 3458

About Terason

Terason, a division of Teratech Corporation began in 1994, drawing upon technology developed at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory. Dr. Alice Chiang, CEO and Chairman of the Board, founded the company to apply developments in the fields of radar, sonar, and telecommunications technologies to the demanding requirements of battlefield ultrasound. Recognizing that decades of breakthrough research for the Department of Defense could be applied to the challenges of mainstream ultrasound imaging, she formed the Terason division. With initial key patents protecting the integrated circuit technology she developed at MIT, Dr. Chiang dedicated Terason to the development of a micro-miniaturized commercial ultrasound system.

Today, we continue to revolutionize ultrasound with developments in high-performance portable systems. For more information, visit www.terason.com.

Contact
Susan Boschetto
Director of Global Marketing, Terason
1-781-270-4143/p>

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