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 News Release - August 28, 2009

ALOKA Announces New ProSound Alpha Series Ultrasound System

TOKYO, Aug. 28 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ALOKA CO., LTD., announced today its new ProSound Alpha 6, the next generation of compact color ultrasound systems. This new multi-purpose system, providing unprecedented performance in a variety of ultrasound applications, is fully upgradable and easy to use.

Building upon the proven technology of the high performance ProSound Alpha 10 and Alpha 7, the ProSound Alpha 6 addresses multiple diagnostic applications in one system, a marked difference from other ultrasound systems. The new system is released with a full suite of application-specific probes and software, designed to target all specialist diagnostic areas in general imaging, cardiovascular, obstetrics & gynecology and internal medicine. The Alpha 6 high power processor allows a number of different imaging modes previously seen only in high end systems, without compromise on image quality and color Doppler sensitivity.

This latest addition to the ProSound Alpha series has also been designed for ease of use. Its compact, ergonomic design features a large, programmable touch screen panel layout for quick access to frequently used controls. The ProSound Alpha 6 is also designed to be mobile and is economically and environmentally friendly, with reduced power consumption.

The new ProSound Alpha 6 will make its debut appearance at the World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB) in Sydney, Australia, between August 30 and September 3 and simultaneously in Europe at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2009 in Barcelona from August 29 to September 1. The system will also feature at the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) in Hamburg, Germany, on September 13-17.

"We are extremely proud to launch the new ProSound Alpha 6," said Minoru Yoshizumi, President, ALOKA CO., LTD. "ALOKA has been working on expanding the application of ultrasound diagnosis by developing numerous innovative technologies in partnership with experts working in clinical practice. Now I hope the new ProSound Alpha 6, a compact and versatile unit with a high performance/cost ratio, will broaden the customer base for ultrasonography. With this small but powerful system, we would like to bring the benefits of ultrasound diagnosis to those who need it around the world."

The ProSound Alpha series has a well-established reputation in large facilities and hospital imaging departments worldwide. The robust systems are fully functional in all work environments. The Alpha Series now offers diagnostic ultrasound solutions to meet all users needs, from research to the daily workflow of ultrasound departments, bolstering ALOKA's vision to "Illuminate the change; See the unseen."

Shipments of the new ProSound Alpha 6 will commence worldwide from October 2009.


ALOKA CO., LTD. is a leading health and scientific company operating in three core areas: Medical Electronic Systems (diagnostic ultrasound); General Analytical Instruments (radiation measurement); and Clinical Laboratory Systems (specimen preprocessing). It has been the world's leading pioneer of ultrasound systems for the medical and health science industries for nearly 60 years, providing ultrasound solutions to the obstetrics/gynecology, general imaging, internal medicine, cardiovascular, surgical and Endoscopic Ultrasound fields.

ALOKA's worldwide headquarters is located in Tokyo, Japan, and with 40 domestic and 16 overseas business establishments, including subsidiaries, ALOKA exports its products to more than 150 countries. With its commitment to "Illuminate the change; See the unseen", ALOKA is dedicated to excellence providing the systems to advance prognosis, prediction and prevention ensuring the best quality of life for patients and society.


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