News | September 02, 2009

Volcano, Siemens Announce Resale Agreement for IVUS/FFR Systems

Volcano's virtual histology IVUS system

September 2, 2009 – Volcano Corp. said this week it entered into a nonexclusive, global resale agreement with Siemens Healthcare where Siemens will resell Volcano’s s5i IVUS/FFR systems and accessories alongside Siemens' Artis family of X-ray systems.

The Volcano s5i intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and fractional flow reserve (FFR) system is compatible with Artis X-ray offerings. Volcano's s5i is a component-based system that is incorporated directly into the cath lab, allowing IVUS and FFR to be always on and always ready.

As a technology leader in the cath lab market, Siemens strives to offer the most complete, state-of- the-art cath lab, while focusing on optimal work-flows. Volcano's s5i IVUS system is uniquely suited to meet those needs, as it interacts seamlessly with the Siemens x-ray systems.

Volcano's IVUS technology gives clinicians the ability to visualize vessel geometry, understand plaque composition and make measurements for stent sizing. Volcano's FFR technology allows physicians to make a physiological measurement of a lesion to assess the requirement for treatment. Volcano's s5i system integrates both technologies into the cath lab on one system.

"IVUS and FFR usage is growing worldwide, and more and more hospitals are seeking to include these technologies in their cath lab design from the very beginning," commented Scott Huennekens, president and chief executive officer of Volcano.

"With our Artis system, we bring the best in state-of-the-art cath lab technology to the market." said Georg Nollert, global marketing manager cardiology systems. "Offering Volcano's s5i IVUS / FFR system integrated into the Artis system supports our goal of bringing best-in-class solutions to the interventional cardiologist."

For more information: www.volcanocorp.com, www.siemens.com/healthcare

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