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BOTHELL, WA., April 12, 2016 – FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. , specialists in developing cutting-edge ultrasound solutions and providing world-leading education to enable point-of-care visualization access, announced today CE mark and 510(k) clearance for its new mountable ultrasound system, the SonoSite SII. Developed for regional anesthesia, vascular access and trauma applications, the SII empowers efficiency for clinicians through a simple, yet smart user interface that adapts to the user’s imaging needs. The system is portable and can be used across multiple hospital environments, including a zero footprint option for space-constrained rooms.

“SonoSite introduced the first mountable ultrasound system in 2007, providing an unparalleled solution for clinicians who valued and needed to accelerate their clinical workflow,” said Brian Leck, Vice President, Global Direct Sales, FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. “The new SII ultrasound system expands on the design goals of our mountable legacy system by offering more functionality, and an even better...

Providing clear ultrasound diagnostics for critical moments

BOTHELL, WA. January 25, 2016 – FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. , specialists in developing cutting-edge ultrasound solutions and providing world-leading education to enable point-of-care visualization access, announced today CE mark and 510(k) clearance for its new portable ultrasound system, the SonoSite Edge II. Designed with emergency medicine and critical care applications in mind, the Edge II features revolutionary transducer technology that delivers a better imaging experience for the most rugged environments. "Since SonoSite introduced the first portable ultrasound system in 1999, it has continued to build solutions that anticipate the bedside provider's needs," said Diku Mandavia, MD, FACEP, FRCPC, chief medical officer and senior vice president, FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. and FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. "The Edge II ultrasound system stays true to the SonoSite legacy of durability, reliability, and ease of use. However, we also incorporated enhancements to accelerate the time to image acquisition, enabling clinicians to make more confident decisions and focus on what matters most, the patient."

SonoSite Institute for Point-of-Care Ultrasound provides exclusive access to monthly webinars, learning modules, presentations, teaching videos and more

BOTHELL, WA., September 15, 2015 – FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. , the world leader and pioneering specialist in bedside and point-of-care ultrasound, announces the introduction of a new educational website designed specifically to enhance education in point of care ultrasound.

"FUJIFILM SonoSite has always been committed to physician education and we are now expanding with a new global digital resource for customers," said Diku Mandavia, MD, FACEP FRCPC, chief medical officer and senior vice president, FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. "The online institute allows our customers to have quick and easy access to information, we’re making it easier for them to gain knowledge through a one stop service. Many physicians around the world have limited access to point-of-care ultrasound resources and we aim to close that gap. We believe physician education leads to better patient care which is our ultimate goal."

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Point-of-care of the future, when and where you need it. iViz delivers fast and improved patient care with superior clarity, mobility, and unprecedented connectivity.

BOTHELL, WA., September 15, 2015 – FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. , a specialist in designing cutting-edge ultrasound tools and world-leading education for access to point-of-care visualization, today announced CE mark for its newest Point-of-Care solution: the iViz. Inspired by clinicians, the iViz is a new platform that augments the value of ultrasound for clinical users from hospital settings to clinics in remote villages with the ability to perform ultrasound when and where it is needed

“FUJIFILM SonoSite delivers a powerful and valuable solution to the market with the launch of iViz. It is a revolutionary tool that reaches new levels of mobility, image performance, and connectivity,” said Masayuki Higuchi, president and CEO of FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. “Clinicians will now have access to technology that can be used on-the move, in-the-field or on-the ground."

Masayuki Higuchi named President & CEO and Naohiro Fujitani named Chairman

BOTHELL, WA., July 8, 2015 – FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. , specialists in designing cutting-edge ultrasound tools and world-leading education for access to point-of-care visualization, today announced changes in its executive leadership, effective July 1, 2015: Naohiro Fujitani was named Chairman; and Masayuki Higuchi was named President and CEO, succeeding Mr. Fujitani in this position. Both Mr. Fujitani and Mr. Higuchi have also been appointed to the FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. Board of Directors.

"Mr. Higuchi brings with him many years of leadership experience, with career highlights including his service as chief financial officer for both FUJIFILM SonoSite and FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation. His broad experience and proven success record will be a tremendous asset to Fujifilm," said Naohiro Fujitani, Chairman of FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc.

Most recently, Mr. Higuchi was Chief Financial Officer at FUJIFILM SonoSite. Prior to his position at FUJIFILM SonoSite, he was General Manager of Corporate Planning for FUJIFILM Corporation in Tokyo, Japan where he was responsible for strategic planning, subsidiary management and mergers and acquisitions. Before that, he held various positions within FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation, including Chief Financial Officer.

Masayuki Higuchi named President & CEO and Naohiro Fujitani named Chairman

SonoSite Institute for Point-of-Care Ultrasound provides exclusive access to monthly webinars, learning modules, presentations, teaching videos and more

BOTHELL, WA., July 8, 2015 – FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. , specialists in designing cutting-edge ultrasound tools and world-leading education for access to point-of-care visualization, today announced changes in its executive leadership, effective July 1, 2015: Naohiro Fujitani was named Chairman; and Masayuki Higuchi was named President and CEO, succeeding Mr. Fujitani in this position. Both Mr. Fujitani and Mr. Higuchi have also been appointed to the FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. Board of Directors.

"Mr. Higuchi brings with him many years of leadership experience, with career highlights including his service as chief financial officer for both FUJIFILM SonoSite and FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation. His broad experience and proven success record will be a tremendous asset to Fujifilm," said...

Stamford, C.T. and Bothell, W.A., March 26, 2015 (Booth #4825) – FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. and FUJIFILM SonoSite.Inc. will present its latest and most innovative digital radiography detectors, FDR D-EVO II and its high-resolution ultrasound kiosk, the X-Porte® at the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting held March 25-27 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Digital Radiography Detectors "Fujifilm works closely with our users and orthopaedic surgeons to develop innovative image capture and processing solutions,” said Eddie Massetti, manager, Distributor & OEM Sales at FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. “Orthopaedic surgeons will immediately recognize the exceptional visualization and efficiencies our innovations bring to their diagnostic needs."

Bothell, WA, January 27, 2015 – FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. and The Floating Doctors, a non- profit organization dedicated to promoting improvements in healthcare delivery worldwide announced today the release of the first video of a new innovative series titled “ Bridging the Gap .” The six-part video series will educate the general public about the impacts of hand- carried ultrasound equipment in remote locations. Subscribers will watch how a timely ultrasound exam prevents a breach birth in the jungle; see a small child diagnosed with a serious heart condition, and more.

“Point-of-care ultrasound has also found its way into remote corners of the world where funds, facilities, and space are limited, ” said Ellen Clements, Global Health and Education Manager at FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. “ FUJIFILM SonoSite is proud to be working with Floating Doctors as they bring vital healthcare to remote communities and we are excited to be able to capture the stories of those impacted by the care Dr. LaBrot and others are providing. "

BOTHELL, WA, November 24, 2014 (Booth # 2511, South Building) – FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. , specialists in designing cutting-edge ultrasound tools and world-leading education for access to point-of-care visualization, will showcase its latest products – including the X-Porte™ Ultrasound Kiosk – at the 100th annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, Ill.

“ The kiosk was created to serve a broad spectrum of users, from novice to advanced, and represents an entirely new design and use paradigm for ultrasoun d,” said Jodi Miller, director, Market Development, FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. “ FUJIFILM SonoSite designed the X-Porte to meet the needs of busy radiology departments looking for ideal portable ultrasound solutions. ”

The X-Porte kiosk is an important milestone in Fujifilm’s ongoing effort to improve access to point-of-care ultrasound visualization. X-Porte’s design and capabilities have been incredibly well-received internationally and ultrasound users have been delighted by the innovative user interface and advanced image quality.