Terason Announces Launch of Terason Echo™ Ultrasound System

Dallas, TX – November 14, 2005 – Terason, the market leading producer of high performance Laptop Ultrasound™ imaging systems, today announced the launch of the Terason Echo™ Ultrasound System. The announcement was made during the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Dallas.

“We can confidently say that the Terason Echo system delivers better image quality than any other portable system on the market today,” said Alice Chiang, Ph.D.,Teratech President and CEO. “Our design team was committed to making image quality its highest priority, and the 256-channel Fusion™ Processor that resulted from their efforts truly delivers the results we set out to achieve. The system’s 2D image quality and color Doppler sensitivity are excellent, and we believe that our customers will also appreciate the system’s exceptional Tissue Harmonic Imaging and continuous wave Doppler performance.”

The Terason Echo Ultrasound System is based upon proprietary Teratech™ Architecture, which combines the front-end Fusion processor with powerful PC-based back-end data processing. The Terason Echo system runs as a Windows® application on a standard laptop computer, and its flexible design allows it to be instantly converted from a portable unit to a cart-based system.

Terason will begin shipping the system in January, and is creating a direct sales force to represent the new product line.

About Terason

Headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts, Terason, a division of Teratech Corporation (www.terason.com), is a diagnostic ultrasound technology company setting new standards for image quality, ease of use, size and cost. Using breakthrough system integration technologies, Terason helps improve patient care by enabling compact equipment to generate diagnostic images previously possible only using large, expensive machines. The leading manufacturer of high performance laptop ultrasound imaging systems, Terason was established in 1994 as a spin-off of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory. Since Terason introduced its first product in 2001, thousands of ultrasound systems have been shipped throughout the world both to clinicians and to partners such as Siemens, BrainLab and Endocare. The company’s unique Teratech™ Architecture and Fusion™ Processor technologies enable exceptional image quality, system miniaturization and value.

Peter Colgan
VP, Marketing and Business Development
(781) 270-4143

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