||Founded in 2005 and based in Aix-en-Provence, France, SuperSonic Imagine is an innovative, multinational medical imaging company dedicated to developing a revolutionary ultrasound system: the Aixplorer®. This system leverages a unique MultiWave™ technology that enables the user to detect, characterize and, in the future, treat palpable and non-palpable masses.|
MultiWave technology is based on combining two types of waves: an ultrasound wave that provides exceptional imaging in B-mode, and a shear wave, ShearWave™ Elastography, which measures and displays the stiffness of tissue in kilopascals. ShearWave Elastography is user-skill independent with reproducible results.
Aixplorer is CE mark approved since 2008 and has FDA clearance since 2009 and has several clinical applications: breast (and 3D breast), thyroid, abdomen, liver, musculo-skeletal, prostate, and gynaecological (excluding obstetrics).
SuperSonic Imagine has both a direct sales and distribution network in more than 50 countries worldwide, including Hologic Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX) for the breast care market in the USA and Canon Marketing in Japan. SuperSonic Imagine holds the exclusive right, title and interest to 28 international patents and submissions in diagnostic imaging and therapy applications. Company investors include Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners (EdRIP), Auriga Partners, Crédit Agricole Private Equity (CAPE), NBGI Ventures, Bioam, Mérieux Développement, Wellington Partners, Innobio, Canon (NYSE:CAJ), and IXO Private Equity.