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Frost & Sullivan Lauds SonoScape's Outstanding Entrepreneurship

The 2008 Frost & Sullivan European Ultrasound Entrepreneurial Company Award is presented to SonoScape Co. Ltd. With a strong focus on developing highly sophisticated and ergonomically friendly ultrasound technologies at affordable prices, the company has been able to attract significant brand loyalty among small and large healthcare practitioners in both public and private settings. Backed by its pioneering S8 color Doppler system and its portfolio of cost-effective, portable and cart based ultrasound systems including the SSI-1000, the company has registered double digit growth in European markets since 2004.

SonoScape's highly versatile portable ultrasound system – SSI-1000, enables a general abdominal scan. It also renders high resolution images of vascular structures, obstetrics and gynecology (ob/gyn), transcranial and small organs. Besides, the exceptional image quality and clear Zoom feature at maximum depths makes it ideal for cardiology applications. Its compact nature and wide range of ultrasound probes ensures its utility in urology, prostate and surgical applications.

"With high speed picture editing in colour Doppler and power Doppler modes, the system offers the flexibility to choose the area of interest from the image with ease," notes Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Krishanu Bhattacharjee. "Moreover, this easy-to-maintain system is priced at approximately one third the price of competing alternatives."

The company's highly innovative approach towards product development has been underlined by its recent product – the S8 portable color Doppler system. The 4D system is incorporated with a 15 inch high resolution display and a high density probe capable of rendering superior quality images, especially for cardiac applications.

"Being the only 4D ultrasound system in its unique price range, S8 is expected to aid the propagation of 4D imaging technology not only to large university hospitals but also to smaller private clinics," adds Bhattacharjee. "By making patient diagnosis a lot more accurate and affordable, S8 is set to revolutionise European markets in the coming years."

SonoScape's constant efforts in product development and workflow optimization in its production process has ensured that its ultrasound products remain competitively priced. As a result, the company has been able to contribute towards the propagation of ultrasound imaging modalities to many smaller hospitals as well as private practitioners with restricted budgets.

"Despite being low priced, the features of its impressive products remain highly sophisticated," remarks Bhattacharjee. "Examples of this include the SSI-5000, SonoScape's ultrasound system for radiology and cardiology scanning and its SSI-6000 mid-range system which offers a cutting edge microscan technology, typically available only in high-end units from the leading global manufacturers."

Ergonomic designs have been another hallmark of the company as demonstrated by the SSI-8000, the latest addition to the company's large product range. This system offers a convenient package for cardiology and ob/gyn procedures as well as allows 4D imaging capabilities. The company's low-priced black and white ultrasound systems such as SSI-600, also offer 3D imaging as well as wide band, high-density and 4 multi-frequency probes, normally offered by competitors in their high priced color systems.

The Frost & Sullivan Award for Entrepreneurial Company is presented to the small company that demonstrated superior entrepreneurial ability in its industry during the research period. This Award signifies the company's identification of a unique and revolutionary product solution with significant market potential. Additionally, the Award certifies that the company's marketing strategy is sound and poised for success.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry.

About SonoScape

SonoScape Company Limited is a high-tech enterprise specializing in developing and manufacturing digital color Doppler ultrasound systems and ultrasound transducers. SonoScape has successfully developed and puts into mass production of ten different models of digital color Doppler ultrasound systems, and 50 types of various high density ultrasound probes for applications of cardiac, general purpose, OB/GYN, etc.

SonoScape has a state-of-the-art production line for building leading-edge Digital Color Doppler ultrasound system and high performance high density ultrasound probes. The annual output for Color Ultrasound system is 2000 units and 10000 pieces of ultrasound probes. The full range of SonoScape's ultrasound scanners are FDA cleared, CE marked and China SFDA certified.

SonoScape havs been participating in the national and international medical exhibitions every year, such as MEDICA in Düsseldorf, Germany and RSNA in Chicago, USA. SonoScape's Color Doppler ultrasound systems have been exporting to more than eighty countries in Europe, USA, Middle East, South America and Eastern Europe.

SonoScape Development Milestones:

  • 2003: SonoScape released the world's first full function large screen Portable Color Doppler ultrasound system, which was assessed as one of the high-tech industrialization project by Shenzhen Government.
  • 2004: The Color Doppler Systems of SonoScape has met the European Medical Device Directive (CE) requirements, the necessary passport for international market. It is also the first time that Chinese Color Doppler ultrasound scanners that are FDA cleared.
  • 2005: SonoScape is recognized as one of the High-tech enterprise of Shenzhen.
  • 2005: SonoScape is listed into the high-tech industrialization demonstration investment project of Shenzhen Government.
  • 2005: SonoScape is chosen through public appraisal as one of "Top Ten" Medical Equipment Manufacturers of Guangdong province.
  • 2007: SonoScape is specially awarded as the CHINA TOP BRAND for Color Doppler Ultrasound System by General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of People's Republic of China.
  • 2008: SonoScape is awarded as the "European Ultrasound Entrepreneurial Company Award" by Frost & Sullivan.

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Contact:

Ciara Jamie Connolly
Frost & Sullivan
DDI: +44.207.915.7868
Email: ciara.connolly@frost.com
www.frost.com

Eric Deng
SonoScape Company Ltd.
DDI:+86.755.26722890 Ext 813
Email: eric@sonoscape.net
http://www.sonoscape.com

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