Burlington, MA – March 24, 2006 – Terason, the market leading producer of high performance Laptop Ultrasound™ imaging systems, today announced that it has signed a three-year group purchasing agreement with Premier Purchasing Partners, LLC. The agreement, which is effective April 1, 2006, covers Terason’s complete product line of portable ultrasound imaging solutions, including the Terason 2000, Terason t3000™ and Terason Echo™ Ultrasound Systems.
“We are delighted that Premier has endorsed Terason and our exceptional image quality through the awarding of this contract,” said Alice Chiang, Ph.D., Teratech President and CEO. “I am confident that Premier’s participating members will appreciate the quality, portability and value that our laptop ultrasound systems offer, just as we appreciate the distribution reach that results from our partnership with Premier.”
Terason recently introduced two new products, the Terason t3000 Ultrasound System and the Terason Echo Ultrasound System. These 256-channel portable systems run as Windows® applications on standard laptop computers and offer exceptional image quality. The Terason 2000 Ultrasound System, the company’s first commercial ultrasound system, sets the standard for image quality in a value-priced portable ultrasound system. Based upon the world’s only fully custom-designed, ultrasoundspecific integrated circuit microchips, Terason’s Laptop Ultrasound systems enable ultrasound exams to be performed in patient hospital rooms, physician offices and at remote locations.
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.
About Premier, Inc.
Premier Inc. helps hospitals accelerate performance on both clinical outcomes and supply chain costs. Premier is a healthcare alliance entirely owned by more than 200 of the nation’s leading not-for-profit hospital and healthcare systems. These organizations operate or are affiliated with nearly 1,500 hospitals and more than 38,500 other healthcare sites. Premier Purchasing Partners provides alliance members with group purchasing and supply chain improvement services. Members purchase more
than $25 billion worth of supplies and equipment through Premier’s contracts annually. Premier Healthcare Informatics offers performance measurement, benchmarking, and reporting products and advisory services supporting quality improvement. Premier Insurance Management Services helps hospitals manage insurance costs and improve risk management and claims capabilities. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, Premier has offices in Charlotte, NC, Chicago, IL, and Washington, DC. For more information, visit www.premierinc.com.
ContactPeter ColganVP, Marketing and Business Development(781) 270-4143