CALGARY, Sept. 19 /CNW/ - IDC (Imaging Dynamics Company, Ltd.)
(TSX: IDL), announced that the company has recently completed its 50th
shipment of its CCD based digital radiography (DR) technology to Latin
American, with recent installations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico,
Venezuela, Colombia and the Dominican Republic.
Darryl Stein, President and CEO, IDC says, "We have made substantial
investments of time and resources over the past 2 years into building strong
partnerships throughout South America to serve their medical imaging needs.
These represent the first and only digital X-ray products ever installed in
many of these Countries. As a Canadian technology company we have been very
IDC recently opened its new South American office in Santiago, Chile to
serve the region. Opening ceremonies coincided with Canada celebrating its
tenth anniversary of the Free Trade agreement with Chile and a visit to the
Country from Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper.
IDC recorded the first three product installations in Santiago, Chile,
that includes the Hospital San Jose de Santiago Centre for research; Clinica
La Portada, one of the most important private clinics in the north region of
Antofagasta and most recently, an installation at one of the busiest medical
centers in Santiago, the Centro de Referencia de Salud de Maipu.
In Argentina, two IDC systems are installed at Hospital Allende, the main
hospital for the province of Cordova. This site is the first hospital in this
Country to go digital and performs more than 12,000 X-ray studies per month.
In Colombia, IDC collaborated with a number of institutions and hospitals
to complete over 10 DR installations. Among them was IDIME (Instituto de
Diagnostico Médico), the largest imaging consortium in the Country and the
Hospital de Policia, one of the most prestigious hospitals in Bogota.
Hospital de Santiago, recently installed the new IDC 1600 system with X3C
technology. Located in the Dominican Republic, this 500 bed hospital serves as
the newest technological hospital in the Country.
IDC has also completed an agreement with PDVSA (Petroleos de Venezuela),
Venezuela's state oil company; and the main provider of health services to its
employees in several locations. This agreement includes multiple DR
installations at Clinica La Floresta, one of the most prestigious private
clinics in Venezuela, and the Hospital Perez Carrreno of the IVSS (Venezuela
Institute of Social Health), the largest public institution in Venezuela.
In Brazil, IDC has solidified its relationship with Philips Medical
Systems, Latin America with Philips recent acquisition of VMI, an existing OEM
customer of IDC. Installations of the new Compacto Plus DR system from VMI are
now completed in Bello Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. This system
launched at the Hospitalar show this past April.
"I am so pleased with the acceptance of IDC throughout the continent, and
the benefits this technology is providing for my people," says Orlando
Morante, IDC General Manager, Latin America. "As a native of Peru, and having
lived in both Canada and South America, it is exciting to be an integral part
of introducing Canadian technology and reaching this important milestone."
Imaging Dynamics Company (IDC) is a medical technology company and an
innovative force in the fast-growing field of digital radiography (DR)
technology. IDC's X-Series of direct capture technology replaces conventional
film-based X-rays and provides a cost-effective alternative to cassette based
film or computed radiography (CR) systems. Each IDC DR solution provides the
industry's highest resolution radiographic images in the digital format
required for today's electronic medical record networks, all without the use
of film, environmentally harmful chemicals, cassettes or expensive imaging
plates. IDC is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
You may also visit the IDC Web site: www.imagingdynamics.com.
Statements in this release which describe IDC's intentions, expectations
or predictions, or which relate to matters that are not historical facts are
forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve known and
unknown risks and uncertainties which may cause the actual results,
performances or achievements of IDC to be materially different from any future
results, performances or achievements expressed in or implied by such
forward-looking statements. IDC may update or revise any forward-looking
statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or changing
market and business conditions. Known and unknown risks and uncertainties
include: IDC's ability to manufacture its products with a sufficient level of
quality and in volumes which satisfy market demand; the ability of IDC to
establish direct and indirect sales channels; the ability of IDC to establish
industry partnerships; IDC's ability to attract and retain key personnel; the
strength and breadth of IDC's patents; and other factors relating to general
economic conditions, specific industry conditions and IDC's particular
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