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 News Release - January 23, 2006

Ultrasonix Medical Corporation Ships Its 300th Award-Winning Ultrasound System in 2005

Company Achieves >300% Revenue Growth in 2005

BURNABY, British Columbia, Jan. 23 (HSMN NewsFeed) -- Ultrasonix Medical Corporation, a company dedicated to providing "Smart Ultrasound for better patient care," announces that it has shipped its 300th Sonix system in December 2005. The Sonix product series, which was introduced in May 2005, has attracted physicians and clinicians in multiple disciplines including Emergency Medicine, OB/Gyn, Internal Medicine, Radiology and Musculoskeletal, based on its perfect balance of clinical performance and affordability.

"Since its launch in May and its initial shipments in September, the Sonix product line has gained rapid popularity through numerous physician referrals. With a broader array of Ultrasound applications, Ultrasonix has become a vendor of choice in the private practice sector across multiple disciplines. This popularity has enabled us to achieve >300% revenue growth in the past year, affirming our belief that the Sonix series products are addressing market needs for high performance, ease-of-use, compact ultrasound systems," says John T. Buhler, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ultrasonix Medical Corporation.

Sonix's installed base include notable institutions such as Mayo Clinic of Rochester of Minnesota, Carolinas Medical Center of Charlotte, North Carolina, Regions Hospital of St. Paul, Minnesota, Fletcher Allen Healthcare of Burlington, Vermont, Midwest Clinic for Women in Glenview, Illinois, University of Southern California, and New Jersey Sports Medicine Institute.

Dr. Ronald Ernst, a Breast surgeon from Columbus, NE, uses Sonix SP in his daily practice. "In one afternoon I compared four ultrasound units, and Ultrasonix is for me -- hands down -- the best unit on the market today." Customer response like that of Dr. Ronald Ernst exemplifies the market responses to the innovativeness of Sonix Series unit and echoes that Sonix series is right on target for today's customer needs.

Sonix Series system has received the 2005 award from HOSPIMedica group in recognition of its outstanding design and diagnostic capability. Sonix series was the only Ultrasound product to receive this international award in its category. HOSPIMedica is a member of the Medica group, which organizes comprehensive international trade show programs focusing on machinery and plant engineering, medicine and health, trade and services. Medica group has representation throughout Europe, Asia and America.

About Ultrasonix Medical Corporation:

A privately held company based in Burnaby, British Columbia, focuses on development and manufacturing of high quality diagnostic ultrasound imaging systems. The company develops a patented ultrasound platform that not only delivers first-rate clinical performance, it also defines a new industry standard for cost-performance. Ultrasonix's unique, patented Open Sonix® computer-based ultrasound platform allows for rapid development of novel ultrasound imaging techniques and new advanced features by leveraging the open architecture and its programmable 82GOps Processing Unit. Further information is available at

Source: Ultrasonix Medical

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