Biosense Webster, Siemens ink distribution deal for cardiac catheterization systems

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Biosense Webster, a Johnson & Johnson company, and Siemens Medical Solutions have announced a strategic alliance giving Biosense Webster exclusive worldwide rights to distribute Siemens’ ACUSON AcuNav ultrasound catheters to electrophysiologists. As part of the deal, Siemens will continue to distribute AcuNav ultrasound catheters to interventional cardiologists through its own sales force. The two companies have also agreed to co-develop future products.

Siemens AcuNav ultrasound catheters provide real-time ultrasound imaging inside the heart as well as direct visualization of both blood flow and other catheters. The AcuNav ultrasound catheters provide physicians with high quality diagnostic images and Doppler blood flow information throughout the entire heart during a cardiac catheterization procedure.

Biosense Webster is a key player in the electrophysiology market and Siemens is an ultrasound industry leader. This strategic alliance will enable these two companies to address the real-time imaging needs of electrophysiologists and their patients.