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3/27/13 - SonoSite Launches Award-Winning AxoTrack Needle Guidance Technology"Point-and-shoot" precision, real-time visualization and time-savings tool for ultrasound-guided procedures now available on select SonoSite Ultrasound Systems

BOTHELL, WA – (March 27, 2013) – FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc., the world leader and pioneering specialist in bedside and point-of-care ultrasound, today announced the launch of AxoTrack™ Needle Guidance Technology on select SonoSite Ultrasound Systems. This newly developed product, named by Popular Science Magazine as one of 2012's best new innovations, is now available for use with SonoSite M-Turbo® Ultrasound Systems. Read More

11/14/12 - POPULAR SCIENCE NAMES AXOTRACK NEEDLE VISUALIZATION TECHNOLOGY ONE OF THE YEAR'S BEST INNOVATIONSAxoTrack wins the Popular Science 2012 "Best of What's New Award" for medical innovation

GREENVILLE, SC – (November 14, 2012) – The editors of Popular Science magazine have named AxoTrack needle visualization technology one of the world's best innovations for 2012. The article appears in the December 2012 issue of the magazine, which arrives on newsstands this week. Read More

9/13/12 - SONOSITE AND SOMA ACCESS SYSTEMS PARTNER ON GROUNDBREAKING NEEDLE GUIDANCE TECHNOLOGYNew needle guidance solution helps make central venous catheter procedures "point-and-shoot" simple to improve care quality and reduce healthcare costs

BOTHELL, WA – (September 13, 2012) – SonoSite, Inc., a subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corporation and the world leader and specialist in bedside and point-of-care ultrasound, today announced a partnership with Soma Access Systems LLC to bring AxoTrack™ needle visualization technology to market on SonoSite ultrasound systems. Read More

6/18/12 - SOMA ACCESS SYSTEMS CO-FOUNDER STEPHEN F. RIDLEY, MD NAMED SOUTH CAROLINA EMERGENCY PHYSICIAN OF THE YEARSouth Carolina College of Emergency Physicians Honors Ridley with 2012 Jack H. Warren Award

GREENVILLE, SC – (June 18, 2012) – Stephen F. Ridley, MD, vice president and chief medical officer of Soma Management Inc., has been named the 2012 Jack H. Warren Emergency Physician of the Year by the South Carolina College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Ridley was recognized by the statewide medical organization for his "innovative efforts and fearless dedication to the pursuit of patient safety and quality of care" in emergency medicine. Read More

3/27/12 - AXOTRACK™ NEEDLE VISUALIZATION SYSTEM BY SOMA RECEIVES FDA CLEARANCEGroundbreaking ultrasound probe and sterile procedure kit now commercially available.

GREENVILLE, SC – (March 27, 2012) – Soma Access Systems LLC has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its AxoTrack sterile procedure kit. This is coupled with last week's news that Terason, the leading producer of high performance portable ultrasound systems, received 510(k) clearance for the first ultrasound probe to be equipped with Soma's patented AxoTrack virtual needle technology. Read More

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