Fujifilm Gains Handheld Ultrasound Devices With SonoSite Acquisition
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
Imaging device maker Fujifilm buys SonoSite for $995 million, gaining handheld ultrasound devices including Edge, M-Turbo, MicroMaxx and NanoMaxx systems for applications including critical care, musculoskeletal, ob/gyn, vascular, cardiac and superficial imaging.
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