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 News Release - August 30, 2007

Siemens Medical Solutions to Distribute Candelis ImageGrid DICOM Archive Appliance for Flexible Storage Solution

Candelis' ImageGrid Offers Fully Integrated Multimodality Archive Compatible with Most DICOM Viewing Workstations

MALVERN, Pa.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Siemens Medical Solutions has announced that it has added the ImageGrid(TM) Archive Appliance from Candelis, Inc. to its Accessory Solutions product portfolio. The fully integrated multimodality storage drive is offered through Siemens' global sales and distribution channels.

Fully compliant with DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) standards, ImageGrid provides healthcare facilities a scalable, cost-effective storage solution to accommodate the increasingly larger volumes of data and images generated by medical imaging modalities, such as mammography, computed tomography (CT), molecular imaging and ultrasound.

"The addition of Candelis' ImageGrid to our product portfolio gives our customers an affordable DICOM storage solution," said Anders Steiner, vice president, Special Systems Division, Siemens Medical Solutions. "Our agreement with Candelis further exemplifies Siemens' commitment to providing our customers with complete solutions that encompass vital accessories."

"The ImageGrid DICOM Storage Server Appliance benefits from our 20-year history in developing innovative data storage solutions," said Alex Razmjoo, chief executive officer, Candelis, Inc. "The ImageGrid represents a paradigm shift in digital medical image archiving and provides customers with a cost-effective, reliable, easy to maintain and feature-rich solution to archive and manage patient data."

About Candelis, Inc.

Based in Irvine, Calif., Candelis is a medical informatics company that develops, manufactures and markets DICOM storage server appliances and PACS for the archiving, management and routing of digital medical images. The ImageGrid(TM) product line has been designed specifically for imaging centers, clinics, regional hospitals and large hospital departments, and provides archiving capacities ranging from one terabyte to tens of terabytes capable of receiving images directly from any DICOM modality. For more information, please visit www.candelis.com.

About Siemens Medical Solutions

Siemens Medical Solutions of Siemens AG (NYSE:SI ) is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry. The company is known for bringing together innovative medical technologies, healthcare information systems, management consulting, and support services, to help customers achieve tangible, sustainable, clinical and financial outcomes. Recent acquisitions in the area of in-vitro diagnostics - such as Diagnostic Products Corporation and Bayer Diagnostics - mark a significant milestone for Siemens as it becomes the first full service diagnostics company. Employing more than 41,000 people worldwide and operating in over 130 countries, Siemens Medical Solutions reported sales of 8.23 billion EUR, orders of 9.33 billion EUR and group profit of 1.06 billion EUR for fiscal 2006 (Sept. 30). Further information can be found by visiting www.siemens.com/medical.


Source: Siemens Medical Solutions

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