Healthcare Industry News:  digital mammography 

Devices Radiology

 News Release - May 22, 2006

GE Healthcare Selects Fusion as Exclusive Sales Partner for New Senographe Essential Mammography System

Dedicated, Ready-for-Action Team to Drive National Sales

BALTIMORE, MD – May 24, 2006 --(HSMN NewsFeed)-- Fusion Sales Partners, a leading provider of high-performance sales teams to the Fortune 1000 and Global 500, today announced that GE Healthcare has selected Fusion as their exclusive sales partner for their new Senographe Essential Mammography System. The new Senographe® Essential, recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is the next-generation of GE’s proven Senographe Full Field digital mammography systems.

"Fusion has a long-term record of providing GE with exceptional sales support and delivering incremental revenue for many of its strategic product programs. We are delighted to have been selected as GE’s exclusive sales partner for the new Senographe Essential Mammography System," said Peter Groop, CEO and President, Fusion Sales Partners. "GE is the leading choice for breakthrough advancements in breast imaging, and we view Fusion as the leading choice for Fortune 1000 and Global 500 corporations seeking to intelligently accelerate market leadership through integrated, industry-specialized sales teams. Our performance is documented by the more than $400 million in products and services sold for our partners during 2005. We look forward to driving sales for this next-generation product in the healthcare industry and expanding our partnership with GE Healthcare."

"The New Senographe Essential Mammography System is the latest in a long line of industry firsts for GE Healthcare. With a 24 x 31 cm advanced digital detector, the Senographe Essential now offers the largest active field of view in the industry. We view this exceptional platform as a symbol of GE excellence, and entrusting its sales to Fusion Sales Partners is no trivial matter," said Mike Howley, General Manager Americas, X-Ray & Interventional Radiology, GE Healthcare. "Over the years, Fusion’s high-powered sales teams have delivered impressive bottom line results for several GE product lines. As an alternative sales channel, Fusion has found a way to succeed in the outsourcing business where many others have failed."

About GE Healthcare

GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care. Our expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, performance improvement, drug discovery, and biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies is helping clinicians around the world re-imagine new ways to predict, diagnose, inform and treat disease, so their patients can live their lives to the fullest.

GE Healthcare's broad range of products and services enable healthcare providers to better diagnose and treat cancer, heart disease, neurological diseases, and other conditions earlier. Our vision for the future is to enable a new "early health" model of care focused on earlier diagnosis, pre-symptomatic disease detection and disease prevention. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a $15 billion unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employs more than 43,000 people committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries. For more information about GE Healthcare, visit our website at www.gehealthcare.com .

About Fusion Sales Partners

Fusion Sales Partners is a leading provider of exclusive, high-performance sales teams for the Fortune 1000 and Global 500 elite. By exploiting its sales engine to gain competitive advantage in partners’ targeted markets, Fusion provides an alternative channel that integrates with existing sales teams to intelligently accelerate the pursuit of market dominance and build profitability. Fusion’s record of success is confirmed by the hundreds of millions in sales generated each year for the world’s leading brands.

Fusion’s results-oriented, entrepreneurial sales teams are focused on and rewarded for increasing our partner’s market share. All sales resources are strategically integrated with existing sales channels to mitigate channel conflicts and optimize productivity. Our financial success hinges on our partners’ success. To learn how Fusion can reenergize sales performance and build market dominance, contact us at 800-456-7383 and visit www.fusionsalespartners.com . In 2004, Inc. Magazine referred to Fusion as "The Ultimate Sales Force." Fusion is the proud winner of the 2003 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.


Source: Fusion Sales Partners

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