Bangalore, Oct 26 (UNI) Global leader in handheld ultrasound machines, Sonosite is expanding its operations in India through its recently launched Indian subsidiary.
Country Manager Pavan Behl told newsmen here that the company, which had two products, had already sold over 250 machines started direct selling operations from January this year and expected to capture ten per cent of the 70 Million US dollar ultrasound machine market in India The Indian subsidiary was the tenth worldwide for the US based company which had had an installed base of over 36,000 systems across the globe.
Mr Behl said the company aimed to grow at around 40 per cent and had started awareness campaign among various State health departments to take the Handheld Ultrasounds to remote areas for various medical requirements. The medical gadget could help clinicians deliver better patient care by bringing the high performance visualisation tools right to the bedside of patients These ultrasound machines with a battery back up fornearly four hours were designed for imaging in traditional applications such as radiology, cardiology, vascular medicine and obsteriutrics and gynecology. It could also be used as emergency medicine, surgery, critical care internal medicine and anesthetics procedure.