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Sistemas Medicos, LTDA.

Apartado Aereo 24456
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Lifenir S.A.

Justicia 2069
C 11800 Montevideo
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SUFOMECA

Torre Polar Oeste
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ph. +582-12-793-3222
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MARK Srl

Via S. Michele 334
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EWOPHARMA AG

73 Persenk Street
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1164 Sofia
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ph. +359 29624478
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MARK Srl

Via S. Michele 334
34170 Gorizia - Italy

ph. +39 0481 21711
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LERIVA IMAGING S.A.

33 Pigis Avenue &
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151 27 Melissia
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ph. +30 210-6199886
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EWOPHARMA REPRESENTATION OFFICE

Budakeszi ut 73/F
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ph. +36 12004650
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Suratek Ltd

Concordia Place
Triq Il-Halel
Bugibba SPB2529
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ph. +356 2713 1624
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EWOPHARMA A.G. ROMANIA

B-dul Primaverii 19 -21
Sc. B - Et.1 - Sect. 1
011972 - Bucharest
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ph. +40 212601344
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Via S. Michele 334
34170 Gorizia - Italy

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34170 Gorizia - Italy

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Caroga Pharma PVT. Ltd

P.O.Box 12627
Addis Abeba
(Ethiopia)

ph. +251 11 4654944 / 11 4161090
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Cyndex Pharmacy

P.O.Box DS 1165 Dansoman
Accra
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ph. +233 21553370
Fax +233-244366622 / 21850072
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DEXCEL

Or-Akiva 30600
30600000 Israel
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ph. +972-4-6364015
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THE ARAB DRUG STORE

Khaleel Al Salem street
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ph. +962 6 5502995
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Nairobi X-Rays Supplies Ltd.

P.O. Box 41669
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ph. +254 20446265-6-7-8
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Unione Pharmaceutic. d'Orient

Rue du Musée Imm. Stephan QtrBadaro
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ph. +961 1 396085-6
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The Mauritius Pharmacy

4, Louis Pasteur Str Forest Side
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ph. +230 6762435
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Joint Stock Company R-Pharm

111, bld. 1, Leninsky Avenue,
119421, Moscow, Russia
Ph. +7 (495) 956-79-37
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SARABEEL COMMERCIAL EST.

Medical Division
P.O. BOX 14795
21434 Jeddah
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ph. +966 12657 2246
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AXIM - Head Office Midrand

63 Old Pretoria Road
Halfway House Ext 2
Midrand
1685
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ph. +27 113140140
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Kampala X-Rays Suppliers

Plot 181 Bombo Rd (KuBbiri)
P.O. Box 9519
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ph. +256 41 534313
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DELTA MEDlCAL

Delta Medical Promotions AG Representative Office
43 Chernovola Street
08132 Vyshneve, Kyiv region
Ukraine

ph. +38 445933355
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MANARA HEALTHCARE

Concord Tower, 6th Floor
Dubai Media City
PO Box 213593, Dubai
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ph. +971 4 454 9712
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REGIONAL HEALTH CARE GROUP

3-11 Primrose Avenue Rosebery
NSW 2018 - Sydney
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ph. +61 296624144
Fax +61 296626040
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Imaging Products (India) Ltd

Mumbai
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ph. +91 9819725471
Fax +91 2228320208
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PT DIPA PHARMALAB INTERSAINS

Jl. Panjang No. 10
Kebon Jeruk
Jakarta 11530
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ph.  +62 215348644
Fax +62 2153676066
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REGIONAL HEALTH LIMITED

19C Orbit Drive
Mairangi Bay
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ph. +64 94140040
Fax +64 94140041
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S. EJAZUDDIN & CO LTD

PO Box 5629 - Zia Plaza
Altaf Hussain Road
74000 Karachi
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ph. +92 21212032
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NEW MARKETLINK INTERNATIONAL CORP

Tao Corporate Centre 2291
Don Chino Roches Ave
Ext Makati City Metro
Manila (Philippines)

ph. (632) 836-5838
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LF ASIA PHARMACEUTICAL DIVISION

Healthcare Distribution Centre
24 Penjuru Road (off Penjuru Close)
#03-04 CWT Commodity Hub
(Singapore 609128)

ph. +65 65097629
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SUPER FORTUNE ENTERPRISE CO LTD

5 F-1 - 42 Sec.1 Ming
Sheng E. Road Jehovah Building
101 Taipei
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ph. +886 225673456
Fax +886 225319231
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Interpharmacare Co., Ltd.

90 Moo 13 Soi Mahacha
Bangpleeyai
Bangplee
Samutprakarn 10540
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ph. + 66 2 675 9140-2
Fax + 66 2 325 0265
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HOANG GIA INVESCO, JSC

No 74-76 Hoa Bang Str
Cau Giay
Dist Ha Noi Hanoi
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ph. +43 7846952
 

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REGIONAL HEALTH CARE GROUP

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Imaging Products (India) Ltd

Mumbai
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ph. +91 9819725471
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PT DIPA PHARMALAB INTERSAINS

Jl. Panjang No. 10
Kebon Jeruk
Jakarta 11530
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ph.  +62 215348644
Fax +62 2153676066
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REGIONAL HEALTH LIMITED

19C Orbit Drive
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ph. +64 94140040
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S. EJAZUDDIN & CO LTD

PO Box 5629 - Zia Plaza
Altaf Hussain Road
74000 Karachi
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ph. +92 21212032
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NEW MARKETLINK INTERNATIONAL CORP

Tao Corporate Centre 2291
Don Chino Roches Ave
Ext Makati City Metro
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ph. (632) 836-5838
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LF ASIA PHARMACEUTICAL DIVISION

Healthcare Distribution Centre
24 Penjuru Road (off Penjuru Close)
#03-04 CWT Commodity Hub
(Singapore 609128)

ph. +65 65097629
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SUPER FORTUNE ENTERPRISE CO LTD

5 F-1 - 42 Sec.1 Ming
Sheng E. Road Jehovah Building
101 Taipei
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ph. +886 225673456
Fax +886 225319231
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Interpharmacare Co., Ltd.

90 Moo 13 Soi Mahacha
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Samutprakarn 10540
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ph. + 66 2 675 9140-2
Fax + 66 2 325 0265
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HOANG GIA INVESCO, JSC

No 74-76 Hoa Bang Str
Cau Giay
Dist Ha Noi Hanoi
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ph. +43 7846952

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JUSTESA IMAGEN ARGENTINA, S.A.

Viamonte 1328, 9º piso
1053 Buenos Aires
(Argentina)

ph. +5411 4373-0629
Colombia

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Sistemas Medicos, LTDA.

Apartado Aereo 24456
Calle 58 No. 35A61
Bogota
(Colombia)

ph. +571-221-9837
Fax +571-222-5310
Perù

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REIMED, SCRL

Pasaje Villaran 192-194 U-12
Urb. Los Sauces Surquillo
Lima 15076
(Peru)

ph. 511-448-1087
Fax 511-448-3447
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Lifenir S.A.

Justicia 2069
C 11800 Montevideo
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ph. +5982-400-3020
Fax +5982-4007320
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SUFOMECA

Torre Polar Oeste
Plaza Venezuela
Floor 7, Room 7C
Caracas
PO Box 1050
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ph. +582-12-793-3222
Fax +582-12-781-1923

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MARK Srl

Via S. Michele 334
34170 Gorizia - Italy

ph. +39 0481 21711
Fax +39 0481 20719
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EWOPHARMA AG

73 Persenk Street
App. 27 - Floor 8
1164 Sofia
(Bulgaria)

ph. +359 29624478
Fax +359 28683968
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MARK Srl

Via S. Michele 334
34170 Gorizia - Italy

ph. +39 0481 21711
Fax +39 0481 20719
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LERIVA IMAGING S.A.

33 Pigis Avenue &
6 Anapiron Polemou Street
151 27 Melissia
Athens (Greece)

ph. +30 210-6199886
Fax +30 210 61 78 733
Romania

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EWOPHARMA A.G. ROMANIA

B-dul Primaverii 19 -21
Sc. B - Et.1 - Sect. 1
011972 - Bucharest
(Romania)

ph. +40 212601344
Fax +40 212029327
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MARK Srl

Via S. Michele 334
34170 Gorizia - Italy

ph. +39 0481 21711
Fax +39 0481 20719
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MARK Srl

Via S. Michele 334
34170 Gorizia - Italy

ph. +39 0481 21711
Fax +39 0481 20719
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EWOPHARMA REPRESENTATION OFFICE

Budakeszi ut 73/F
H-1021 Budapest
(Hungary)

ph. +36 12004650
Fax +36 13980316

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Ethiopia

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Caroga Pharma PVT. Ltd

P.O.Box 12627
Addis Abeba
(Ethiopia)

ph. +251 11 4654944 / 11 4161090
Fax +251 11 4654595
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Cyndex Pharmacy

P.O.Box DS 1165 Dansoman
Accra
(Ghana)

ph. +233 21553370
Fax +233-244366622 / 21850072
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DEXCEL

Or-Akiva 30600
30600000 Israel
(Israel)

ph. +972-4-6364015
Fax +972-4-6364004
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THE ARAB DRUG STORE

Khaleel Al Salem street
Amman
(Jordan)

ph. +962 6 5502995
Fax +962 6 5502984
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Nairobi X-Rays Supplies Ltd.

P.O. Box 41669
Nairobi
(Kenya)

ph. +254 20446265-6-7-8
Fax +254 20 4448515/17
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Unione Pharmaceutic. d'Orient

Rue du Musée Imm. Stephan QtrBadaro
Beyrouth
(Lebanon)

ph. +961 1 396085-6
Fax +961 1 396047
Mauritius

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The Mauritius Pharmacy

4, Louis Pasteur Str Forest Side
(Mauritius)

ph. +230 6762435
Fax +230 675 1387
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SARABEEL COMMERCIAL EST.

Medical Division
P.O. BOX 14795
21434 Jeddah
(Saudi Arabia)

ph. +966 12657 2246
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AXIM - Head Office Midrand

63 Old Pretoria Road
Halfway House Ext 2
Midrand
1685
South Africa

ph. +27 113140140
Fax +27 113140141
Uganda

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Kampala X-Rays Suppliers

Plot 181 Bombo Rd (KuBbiri)
P.O. Box 9519
Kampala
(Uganda)

ph. +256 41 534313
Fax +256 41 349919
Ukraine

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DELTA MEDlCAL

Delta Medical Promotions AG Representative Office
43 Chernovola Street
08132 Vyshneve, Kyiv region
Ukraine

ph. +38 445933355

Bracco Diagnostic Inc. partners with Toshiba on CorE64 Study

Princeton, NJ , 07/13/2005

Contrast Agent Isovue®-370 (iopamidol injection 76%) Used in International Investigation Assessing Multislice CT for Diagnostic Cardiac Imaging.

Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced today it has partnered with Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation in supporting a landmark clinical trial aimed at assessing the viability of using multislice computed tomography (CT) as a primary diagnostic tool for detecting cardiovascular diseases and disorders, in comparison to cardiac catheterization.

The study, named "CorE 64" for "coronary evaluation on 64" is the first multi-center clinical study to focus specifically on computed tomography angiography (CTA) using 64-slice CT technology. Patient evaluations are expected to take place for several months, and initial study results are planned for release in 2006.

Bracco's contrast agent Isovue-370, the highest concentration iodine agent approved for CT imaging in the United States, will be provided for non-invasive diagnostic imaging of cardiac patients in conjunction with Toshiba CT technologies, including the Aquilion™ CFX 64-slice CT scanner, the 64-row Quantum Detector, as well as SURECardio™ and SUREPlaque™ applications.

According to Bracco Diagnostics Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Carlo Medici, the study will be a highly important benchmark in assessing one of the fastest growing CT applications in the diagnostic imaging arena.
"Bracco firmly believes that this is a necessary endeavor, and that cardiologists and radiologists need a large-scale, controlled study to accurately gauge the viability of Coronary CTA, clarify much of the prevailing hype, and perhaps instill greater confidence in this diagnostic imaging application," said Medici. "We are proud to work with Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation in this regard, because Bracco places a priority focus on supporting clinical research that addresses specific market issues and helps move the process of innovation in diagnostic imaging forward."

According to Bracco, Isovue-370 was selected for the trial because it is the only product in the US market that is approved at this iodine concentration (370mgI/ml) for CT. The use of high iodine nonionic agents in conjunction with multi-slice CT equipment is already widely accepted amongst the imaging community. High concentration agents can provide the necessary iodine delivery rate (IDR) safely and still match the power and speed of 64-slice CT scanners.
In the study, CTA will be used to visualize soft plaque, measure coronary stenosis, plan quantitative treatment, and calculate plaque burden.

The use of CT cardiac imaging is already growing exponentially throughout the world, as is the implementation of multislice CT scanners. In 2004, approximately 6 percent of all diagnostic coronary procedures were performed with CT, and Bracco estimates substantial continued growth in the next five years. It is estimated that 95 percent of all CT scanners purchased today are multidetector scanners.

"64-MDCTA has an obvious potential in the care of patients with coronary artery disease; however, for that potential to be realized we need to demonstrate comparability with conventional angiography in a multi-center format," said Joao A. C. Lima, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Radiology, and Director of Cardiovascular Imaging in Cardiology at Johns Hopkins University. "This study is therefore crucial and Bracco's participation a very important asset in making the study a success."

The study involves a number of esteemed health care institutions from throughout the world, including the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, Humboldt University, Campus Charité Mitte in Germany, INCOR Heart Institute of the School of Medicine Hospital, Sao Paolo University in Brazil, and Iwate Medical University in Japan.

About Toshiba
With headquarters in Tustin, California, Toshiba America Medical Systems markets, sells, distributes and services diagnostic imaging systems, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, an independent group company of Toshiba Corporation, is a global leading provider of diagnostic medical imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions such as CT, X-ray, Ultrasound, nuclear medicine, MRI and information systems. Toshiba Corporation is a leader in information and communications systems, electronic components, consumer products, and power systems. Toshiba has approximately 162,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of $55 billion.

About Isovue
Bracco launched Isovue (iopamidol injection), the first ready-to-use, nonionic contrast agent, in 1981. In the US, Isovue is approved for a wide range of diagnostic and interventional indications. It is available in concentrations of 200, 250, 300 & 370mgI/ml. It is one of the market leading nonionic agents sold in the US and remains the nonionic agent of choice for thousands of clinicians world-wide.
Nonionic iodinated contrast media inhibit blood coagulation, in vitro, less than ionic contrast media. Clotting has been reported when blood remains in contact with syringes containing nonionic contrast media. Serious, rarely fatal, thromboembolic events causing myocardial infarction and stroke have been reported during angiographic procedures with both ionic and nonionic contrast media. Therefore meticulous intravascular administration technique is necessary, particularly during angiographic procedures, to minimize thromboembolic events. As with all injectable contrast agents, the possibility of severe reactions should be borne in mine, regardless of the patient's pre-existing medical history.

About Bracco
The Bracco Group is a world leading provider of global diagnostic imaging solutions, with net sales of about $1.25 billion. Bracco has operations in 115 countries and about 3,300 employees, around 600 of whom work in R&D. Bracco invests approximately 15% of its annual turnover in R&D and has a portfolio of 1,500 patents worldwide.
The Bracco Group is a leader in the diagnostic imaging market with an integrated product offering from a diverse roster of subsidiary companies. While Bracco is recognized internationally as a definitive market leader in its core business of contrast media, Bracco also markets key diagnostic imaging resources through the following companies: Esaote, which is one of the world's primary producers of magnetic resonance and ultrasound imaging systems; ACIST Medical Systems, a manufacturer of advanced contrast media injection systems; EBIT-AET, which creates and markets medical application software, and Singapore-based Volume Interactions, which also produces advanced medical software.
Bracco also operates a high-level international research network, with three centers (Milan, Geneva, and Princeton). These centers develop products of the latest-generation diagnostic techniques, from X-ray and computed tomography (CT) to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and echocontrast.
*Isovue is a registered trademark of Bracco.

Aquilion, SURECardio, and SUREPlaque are trademarks of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.

NOTE: This press release may include some products' commercial brands, which are not to be used unless by media addressed to the medical community.

Please click here for Isovue-370 Package Insert.

Kirk Deeter
Bracco Diagnostics Inc. Press Office
303-838-8708