Healthcare Industry News: Surgical Ultrasound
News Release - October 15, 2008
BK Medical Systems, Inc. and Amerinet Announce New Three-Year AgreementBK Medical to Provide Amerinet Members with Its Full Line of Ultrasound Systems, Accessories, and Supplies
WILMINGTON, Mass.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--BK Medical Systems, an innovative leader in medical ultrasound and wholly owned subsidiary of Analogic Corporation, (NASDAQ: ALOG ), has signed a new three-year, product line agreement with Amerinet Inc. (www.amerinet-gpo.com), a leading health care group purchasing organization. Amerinet partners with more than 27,000 healthcare providers nationwide to reduce costs and improve quality. This agreement makes BK Medical’s Surgical Ultrasound systems, related accessories, and supplies available to Amerinet members.
For almost 30 years, BK Medical Systems has manufactured ultrasound scanners specially designed for surgery and for the investigation of urological disorders. BK Medical is the ultrasound market leader in the fields of prostate scanning, brachytherapy, and intraoperative and laparoscopic surgery. Our core capabilities in image quality, system engineering, beam forming, and transducer design are fundamental to all our products.
BK Medical recently announced the launch of the Pro Focus OR Ultrasound system, the only fully featured operating room suite that is mounted on the OR boom, affording the OR staff their accustomed freedom of movement within the sterile area. Surgeons can access all the system’s capabilities inside the sterile zone using a Palm Control Unit.
BK Medical employs knowledgeable ultrasound sales specialists and supports its clients with a dedicated team of highly skilled clinical education specialists and factory-trained field service engineers. For more information about BK Medical and its ultrasound solutions, please call (800) 879-7226 or visit us at www.bkmed.com.
As a leading national group purchasing organization, Amerinet strategically partners with healthcare providers to reduce costs and improve quality. Through its Total Spend Management solutions and operational performance improvement programs, tools and services, Amerinet assists members in their efforts to reduce costs, improve efficiencies and create new revenue streams. Supported by a team of clinical, data and supply chain experts, Amerinet offers a comprehensive portfolio of product and service contracts to address members’ specific needs. Based in St. Louis with offices in Salt Lake City, Providence, R.I., and Warrendale, Pa, BK Medical Systems Inc: 250 Andover Street - Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887 -USA - Tel.: 800-876-7226 - Fax: 978-988-1478 - www.bkmed.com
Amerinet serves acute and non-acute healthcare providers nationwide. To learn more, visit www.amerinet-gpo.com
Facts about B-K Medical
B-K Medical ApS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Analogic Corporation (NASDAQ: ALOG ), specializes in the development and production of diagnostic ultrasound equipment. The company is recognized as a world leader in developing ultrasound scanners specially designed for surgery and for the investigation of urological disorders. The product line also includes scanners for other applications, such as gynecological examinations, fetal scanning, and radiology.
B-K Medical is represented in 60 countries, with subsidiary sales companies in the U.S., Belgium, Germany, Italy, Norway, Sweden and the U.K. An extensive network of distributors connects B-K Medical with Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the rest of the world. The company has about 300 employees, of which about two-thirds are located in Denmark.
Source: BK Medical Systems
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