SEATTLE, WASHINGTON -- (Marketwire) -- 12/18/12 -- VentriPoint Diagnostics (TSX VENTURE: VPT) (OTCQX: VPTDF) exhibited at the Annual Meeting of EUROECHO & other Imaging Modalities 2012 from December 5th to 8th in Athens, Greece. The Company had an excellent reception at the EuroEcho conference with hundreds of ultrasound healthcare professionals viewing or even using the new "Angelo" (VMS) system, as it was setup in the Toshiba Medical System exhibition booth. With over 8 exhibits at conferences this year, the Company has had a highly successful first year of launching the Angelo (VMS) product, with the total interested European customers now over 400, and an installed base of 26 hospitals in Europe and North America. Furthermore, VentriPoint received 2 sales orders while exhibiting at EuroEcho 2012.
VentriPoint also introduced a new prototype arm that attaches to the cart and eliminates the need for a dedicated bed. This was also on display in the Toshiba Medical Systems booth. The new addition was a welcome improvement for VentriPoint's current customers looking for a portable system, and especially important for those potential customers who have restricted space in their echo labs.
"I cannot begin to express how overjoyed I am with our success at EuroEcho", said Amol Karnick, Vice President of Sales and Business Development, "This was the first time we co-exhibited in another vendor's booth, and it was clearly successful for both of us".
VentriPoint continues to gain momentum throughout Europe, and during EuroEcho identified additional distributors for the product in various regions of Europe, including Greece and Italy and a potential distributor for the Middle East.
EUROECHO 2012 is one of the largest echo and imaging meetings in the World and is expected to attract more than 3,000 cardiologists, internists, cardiac surgeons and sonographers from over 90 countries. This year promises four days of the latest science and treatment monitoring options in cardiovascular imaging. Nearly 700 original scientific abstracts will be presented by international scientists on hot topics such as increasing the viability of hearts for transplantation, cardiovascular risks in patients with HIV, the links between obstructive sleep apnea and heart disease, and assessing the cardiac damage induced by cancer drugs.
About VentriPoint Diagnostics Ltd.
VentriPoint has created a diagnostic ultrasound tool to monitor patients with heart disease, a leading cause of death in developed countries. VMS is the first cost-effective and accurate diagnostic tool for measuring right ventricle heart function. Congenital heart disease in children and adults and pulmonary arterial Hypertension are the first applications in a suite of applications for all major heart diseases including cardiovascular disease and heart failure - a multi-billion dollar market potential. Canada and Europe (CE Mark) have granted approval for the sale of its VMS diagnostic tool and the Company is pursuing the US-FDA marketing clearance through the 510(k) process.
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VentriPoint Diagnostics Ltd.
Dr. George Adams
(206) 283-0221, ext. 401
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