SonoSite products are appearing all over the place and were installed at the new LA County hospital when it was opened a while back. 

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The company was also mentioned as one of the users of the Nasdaq Directors Desk software that was hacked and investigated by the FBI but apparently no harm with any of the communications has had an effect here. 

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The company also partnered with Physio Control for life saving emergency care in the last couple of years.  The ultra sound devices seem to work well and can be mounted or be in a portable setting.  Quickly, paramedics can scan a patient for internal bleeding, and then determine whether they need to call the surgeon to head into the local trauma center.  BD 

SonoSite Developing Partnership with Physio-Control – Emergency Medical Services With Ultrasound

Dec. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Fujifilm Holdings Corp. agreed to buy SonoSite Inc. for about $995 million, including debt owed to note holders, expanding its range of imaging products used in medicine.

Fujifilm, Japan's only maker of photographic film, will pay $54 a share in cash for Bothell, Washington-based SonoSite, the companies said in a statement today. The tender offer, which opens next month, is 28 percent more than SonoSite's closing price of $42.24 in Nasdaq trading yesterday.

SonoSite had net income of $10 million from sales of $275 million last year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The company has a $115 million convertible bond maturing in July 2014.

“We had been interested in SonoSite for five or six years, but we approached the company last year,” Koichi Tamai, head of Fujifilm's medical system operations, said at the briefing.

The Japanese company aims overtake General Electric Co. as the dominant supplier of portable ultrasounds machines within two to three years, he said. SonoSite has a 37 percent share of the global market now, Fujifilm said.


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