Press Releases


7/31/2014

SAPHENEIA WINS THE FINAL TWO CASES AT APPEALS COURT WHICH COMPLETES ALL LITIGATION WITH CONTEXTVISION

DILLON, Colorado USA – July 31, 2014 – Management of Sapheneia LLC and Sapheneia Commercial Products AB wins the final two cases in Swedish Appeals Court. Sapheneia was represented by Setterwalls, one of Sweden’s leading full service law firms which had previously won all lower court decisions for Sapheneia.

ContextVision’s 2014 Q2 Reports states, “All legal processes related to Sapheneia and individuals linked to the company have finally come to an end.”

Dr. Patrick Sewell Sr., the retired founder of Sapheneia, stated “I am very excited after almost a decade of litigation and wasted resources to see the completion of this issue between both companies. In my opinion there was no net benefit to the shareholders and/or investors of either company since any decisions affecting this case were only relevant in Sweden and no other countries. Sapheneia Inc. is the undisputed owner of its state of the art Clarity product line and looks forward to releasing new products now that this litigation has been completed.”

ABOUT SAPHENEIA GLOBAL LLC, COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS, and CATX
Sapheneia Global LLC, Sapheneia Commercial Products AB, and CATX Inc. were the founding companies involved in litigation in Sweden and have ceased all business operations and the founders have retired. Sapheneia Inc. is not affiliated with any of these companies and are currently not involved in any litigation.

2014 SAPHENEIA INC.
Sapheneia Inc. is an American global technologies company that specializes in diagnostic and analytical image processing solutions, among other innovative products. The solutions provided by Sapheneia range from dose reduction services for X-Ray and CT to Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) solutions for multi-modalities ranging from XR, CT to ultrasound. It is the first and largest non-OEM company dedicated to radiation dose reduction through image quality enhancement at the lowest cost possible.

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Scott.chomiak@sapheneia.com

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6/2/2014

SAPHENEIA, INC. COMPLETES INITIAL PHASE OF ITS CORPORATE RECAPITALIZATION

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1/8/2014

Saint Pete MRI brings Sapheneia Dose Reduction Technology to the Greater Tampa / St. Petersburg Metropolitan Area

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9/20/2013

SAPHENEIA, INC. SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH
PREMIER HEALTHCARE ALLIANCE

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9/17/2013

SAPHENEIA, INC. LOOKS TO CONTINUE
STRONG SALES THROUGH Q4
New product launches, OEM contracts on track to close prior to year-end

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9/17/2013

SAPHENEIA, INC. NAMES NEW CEO
Stashick brings organizational development, financial expertise to
medical software company

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5/27/2013

Swiss University Hospital pioneers Sapheneia’s Clarity Solution NM for low-dose SPECT/CT applications

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11/23/2012

SAPHENEIA IMPLEMENTS CLARITY™ CT DOSE REDUCTION AND IMAGE OPTIMIZATION SOLUTION IN SIX PREMIER RADIOLOGY CENTERS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. FACILITIES ACHIEVE CT DOSE REDUCTION AS MUCH AS 50%

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6/1/2012

SAPHENEIA UPDATES CLARITY™ ULTRASOUND OEM

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3/1/2012

SAPHENEIA RELEASES CLARITY™ CARDIAC SOLUTION

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12/06/2011

Politicians and officials visit Sapheneia

Today (Dec 6, 2011) Sapheneia was visited by representatives from the Swedish Social Democratic Party and the municipality of Linköping, Sweden. The guests expressed great interest in Sapheneia and were informed about how the company was established at the Mjärdevi Science Park in Linköping and the company's future plans for expansion. Mr. Sten-Gunnar Johansson, CEO of Mjärdevi Science Park, hosted the delegation.

The picture shows (from left to right): Dr. Hagen Spies, Head of R&D Sapheneia; Mr. Sten-Gunnar Johansson, CEO Mjärdevi Science Park; Mr. Lars "Laban" Bengtsson, VP Östsam Regional Development Council; Mr. Sven-Eric Söder, Head of the Social Democrats' parliamentary group and party executive office; Ms. Lena Mikko, Deputy Mayor; Ms. Eva Joelsson, Vice Chairman Arenabolaget AB, Linköping; Mr. Mats Johansson, Deputy Opposition Leader, County Council Assembly; Dr. Hans Grahn, CEO Sapheneia.

12/21/2010

SAPHENEIA INSTALLS CLARITY™ CT AT
DIAGNOSTIC HEALTH CORPORATION IMAGING CENTERS

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11/29/2010

EDGE SOLUTIONS SIGNS DISTRIBUTON AGREEMENT WITH SAPHENEIA

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10/19/2010

SAPHENEIA SIGNS PREFERRED DISTRIBUTON AGREEMENT WITH NATIONAL HEALTHCARE DISTRIBUTORS ("NHD")

Agreement provides NHD shareholders with an opportunity to distribute Clarity™ CT - a market-leading software solution that reduces effective medical radiation dose, improves image quality and enhances patient safety

October 19, 2010 - Sapheneia, a global imaging services company, today announced the signing of an agreement that provides NHD shareholder members with an opportunity to be a preferred distribution partner for Sapheneia's Clarity™ CT and XR Solutions. Clarity CT and XR software is designed to materially reduce harmful radiation dose for patients while simultaneously enhancing image quality.

The agreement gives Sapheneia expanded capabilities to provide its market leading image optimization and low dose solutions to healthcare facilities nation-wide through more than 30 NHD shareholder companies. "NHD and its shareholders comprise an extensive network of regional medical imaging distributors that deliver a wide range of radiology products and services to their customers. We are honored to add Clarity CT and XR to their portfolio and very much look forward to working together to bring low dose solutions to the markets they serve," states Hans Grahn, Ph.D., CEO, Sapheneia.

"Our shareholders have asked for solutions that address their customer's growing concern over medical imaging radiation. Sapheneia's Clarity product line is the perfect cost effective solution to reducing harmful radiation dose while enhancing the quality of the imaging data for diagnostic interpretation. We are excited to provide our shareholder companies with an opportunity to distribute Sapheneia's products," states Brett Schaeffer, Chief Operations Officer, NHD, Inc.

About Sapheneia

Sapheneia is a global, ISO-certified imaging services company specializing in diagnostic and analytical image processing solutions. Sapheneia's mission is to provide medical image optimization products to promote higher diagnostic confidence, greater patient and medical staff safety, and improved cost effectiveness of medical imaging. Sapheneia's Clarity CT and XR Solutions enhance the diagnostic quality of images based on settings optimized by the radiologist. This enables lower radiation dose exposures while simultaneously providing radiologists with the diagnostic confidence previously available only when reading the same images at full dose. For more information, visit our website at www.claritysolutions.org.

About NHD

NHD, headquartered in Beachwood, OH, is comprised of 33 medical imaging distributors across the continental U.S. and Alaska. NHD has 75 distribution centers, has more than 500 service technicians and 200 professional sales representatives. NHD has extensive medical imaging experience and offers value in their National Account Programs, and in consolidating their operations - such as logistics, information, technology and purchasing. NHD is the industry leader in radiographic equipment sales and service and are proud to offer their expertise in the full continuum of imaging needs, from analog to digital.


Press Contacts:

Hans Grahn, CEO Sapheneia
E-mail hgrahn@scpab.eu
Phone: United States: 1-877-722-6569
International: +46 73 801 19 95

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3/4/2010

SAPHENEIA SIGNS NEW U.S. CUSTOMERS TO Clarity™ CT

Clarity Solution REDUCES EFFECTIVE DOSE BY UP TO 50%

September 22, 2010 - Sapheneia, a global imaging services company, today announced the signing of 3 new customers to a growing list of hospitals, imaging centers and clinics who use the Clarity CT Solution to enable material reductions in the medical radiation exposed to patients.

Joining Sapheneia's growing customer base are: Watson Clinic of Lakeland, FL, Zilkha Radiology of East Islip, NY, and Inova Alexandria Hospital of Alexandria, VA. Each of these facilities licensed Clarity CT to reduce the effective dose on CT exams across a variety of different makes and models of CT scanners. Initiating the sale at Zilkha Radiology was Merry X-Ray Corporation, and at Inova Alexandria, X-Ray Vision. Both Merry X-Ray and X-Ray Vision are distribution partners for Sapheneia.

"A growing number of healthcare institutions are recognizing the value of Clarity CT to dramatically lower medical radiation exposed to patients and the importance of continuous efforts to improve patient safety through dose reduction initiatives. As regulatory requirements for dose monitoring and reduction continue to gain momentum at the state and federal levels, we are well positioned to assist healthcare providers with proactively addressing these regulations," states Hans Grahn, Ph.D., CEO, Sapheneia.

About Sapheneia

Sapheneia is a global, ISO-certified imaging services company specializing in diagnostic and analytical image processing solutions. Sapheneia's mission is to provide medical image optimization products to promote higher diagnostic confidence, greater patient and medical staff safety, and improved cost-effectiveness of medical imaging. Sapheneia's Clarity CT Solution enhances the diagnostic quality of images based on settings optimized by the radiologist. This enables lower radiation dose exposures while simultaneously providing radiologists with the diagnostic confidence previously available only when reading the same images at full dose.

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For more information, visit our website at www.claritysolutions.org

Press Contacts:
Hans Grahn, CEO, Sapheneia
E-mail hgrahn@scpab.eu
Phone:
United States: 1-877-722-6569
International: +46 73 801 19 95

4/6/2010

Sapheneia INSTALLS CLARITY™ CT LOW DOSE SOLUTION AT CINCINNATI Children’s HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
Clarity™ CT Solution REDUCES EFFECTIVE DOSE BY UP TO 50%
April 6, 2010 – Sapheneia, a global imaging services company, today announced the installation of Clarity™ CT Solution at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati, OH designed to materially reduce CT radiation dose for pediatric patients.   

The Clarity CT Solution was implemented in clinical production at Cincinnati Children’s to address the growing concern over radiation dose exposed to patients, especially children, during CT diagnostic imaging.  Following the installation of Clarity CT Solution, Sapheneia and Cincinnati Children’s will work together to further develop, implement and validate pediatric specific scanning protocols using the Clarity CT Solution product to achieve material dose reduction while maintaining or improving image quality and diagnostic confidence.

Commenting on the results of the installation, Dr. Daniel J. Podberesky says, “The potential for additional radiation dose-reduction, while simultaneously maintaining or improving diagnostic image quality, appears promising.”

“We are proud to expand our customer base among prestigious children’s hospitals with the installation at Cincinnati Children’s where dose reduction is critically important. We look forward to our long-term relationship with Cincinnati Children’s and applying our Clarity CT dose reduction and image quality improvement technology to additional modalities within their network,” states Hans Grahn, Ph.D., CEO, Sapheneia.

About Sapheneia

Sapheneia is a global, ISO-certified imaging services company specializing in diagnostic and analytical image processing solutions.  Sapheneia’s mission is to provide medical image optimization products to promote higher diagnostic confidence, greater patient and medical staff safety, and improved cost-effectiveness of medical imaging.  Sapheneia’s Clarity CT Solution enhances the diagnostic quality of images based on settings optimized by the radiologist.  This enables lower radiation dose exposures while simultaneously providing radiologists with the diagnostic confidence previously available only when reading the same images at full dose.

For more information, visit our website at www.claritysolutions.org

Press Contacts:

Hans Grahn, CEO Sapheneia
E-mail hgrahn@scpab.eu
Phone:    United States:        1-877-722-6569
International:         +46 73 801 19 95

3/4/2010

SAPHENEIA RELEASES NEW VERSION OF Clarity™ SOFTWARE

Clarity Solution Software version CS2010a offers enhanced features for Image Quality Optimization and Improved Installation and Serviceability

March 4, 2010 - Sapheneia, a global imaging services company, today announced the commercial release of Clarity™ Solution software - version CS2010a.

The new Clarity version introduces a number of features that improve image quality and clinical workflow. Most prominent is the incorporation of standard reformatting into the Clarity Server platform. These unique features allows the processing of thin slice data and then reformat to the axial, sagittal and coronal slices required for diagnosis.

Using a novel memory handling scheme within the 64bit application makes the processing of large X-ray images even more effective. Thus the server can handle even more modality sources simultaneously.

Sapheneia also extended its MRI processing capabilities and now offers Clarity MRI Solution. Using this solution MRI data acquired at shorter scan times can be enhanced to the same quality as obtained using longer acquisitions.

"By including reformatting we can use the full power of our 3D processing scheme that on thin slices taken full advantage of the coherence between slices. Without the need for an additional step in the workflow the radiologists is provided with the reformatted data as needed for the particular examination," states Hagen Spies, VP R&D at Sapheneia.

The Sapheneia Clarity product-line provides a complete solution for tunable, anatomy-specific image-optimization for a wide variety of imaging modalities. Clarity CT, MRI and XR Solutions are incorporated in the Clarity Server software platform, enabling image acquisition with lower radiation dose protocols, while maintaining high diagnostic quality.

About Sapheneia

Sapheneia is a global, ISO-certified imaging services company specializing in diagnostic and analytical image processing solutions. Sapheneia's mission is to provide medical image optimization products to promote higher diagnostic confidence, greater patient and medical staff safety, and improved cost-effectiveness of medical imaging. Sapheneia's Clarity CT, MRI and XR Solutions, which are CE marked and 510k cleared, enhance the diagnostic quality of images based on settings optimized by the radiologist. This enables lower radiation dose exposures while simultaneously providing radiologists with the diagnostic confidence previously available only when reading images at full dose.

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For more information, please contact:
Hagen Spies, VP R&D, E-mail hspies@scpab.eu, Phone+46 70 204 49 05
Hans Grahn, CEO, E-mail hgrahn@scpab.eu, Phone+46 73 801 19 95

1/13/2010

SAPHENEIA SIGNS DISTRIBUTOR AGREEMENT
WITH X-RAY VISIONS, INC.

Distribution partnership expands the available of Clarity™ CT and XR Solutions.
Clarity reduces effective medical radiation dose, improves image quality
and enhances patient safety

January 13, 2010 - Sapheneia, a global imaging services company, today announced the signing of a distribution partnership with X-Ray Visions, Inc. for its Clarity™ CT and XR Solutions. Clarity CT and XR software is designed to materially reduce harmful radiation dose for patients while simultaneously enhancing image quality.

The distribution agreement gives Sapheneia expanded capabilities to provide its market leading image optimization and low dose solutions to healthcare facilities in Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia. "X-Ray Vision provides a wide range of radiology products and services to its customers. We are honored to add Clarity CT and XR to their portfolio and very much look forward to working together to bring low dose solutions to the markets they serve," states Hans Grahn, Ph.D., CEO, Sapheneia.

"CT radiation dose has been getting a great deal of attention this past year and Sapheneia's Clarity product line is the perfect cost effective solution to reducing harmful radiation dose while maintaining the integrity of the imaging data for diagnostic interpretation. We have also seen the advantages of Clarity XR for our customers in digital imaging quality for DR and CR, and we are excited about offering these solutions as well to our customers," states Bud Mori, Managing Partner & Vice President of Operations, X-Ray Visions, Inc.

About Sapheneia

Sapheneia is a global, ISO-certified imaging services company specializing in diagnostic and analytical image processing solutions. Sapheneia's mission is to provide medical image optimization products to promote higher diagnostic confidence, greater patient and medical staff safety, and improved cost-effectiveness of medical imaging. Sapheneia's Clarity CT and XR Solutions enhance the diagnostic quality of images based on settings optimized by the radiologist. This enables lower radiation dose exposures while simultaneously providing radiologists with the diagnostic confidence previously available only when reading the same images at full dose. For more information, visit our website at www.claritysolutions.org

About X-Ray Visions, Inc

X-Ray Visions, Inc. provides a full spectrum of analog and digital medical imaging equipment sales and service, imaging systems design, along with consumable products and technical sales and service support. Our facilities are adjacent to 495 in the Port Royal Professional Park in Springfield Virginia. We serve Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. and we recently expanded into Southeast PA, Southern NJ and Delaware. Our specialists service hospitals, radiology imaging centers, orthopedic groups, urgent care centers, private practice along with veterinarians and chiropractors clinics.

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5410 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia 22151
Phone: 703-321-8400
http://www.xrayvisions.net

Press Contacts:

Hans Grahn, CEO Sapheneia
E-mail hgrahn@scpab.eu
Phone
United States: 1-877-722-6569
International: +46 73 801 19 95

11/30/2009

SAPHENEIA ENTERS INTO A DISTRIBUTOR AGREEMENT WITH
MERRY X-RAY CORPORATION

Nation-wide distribution partnership expands the available of Clarity™ CT and XR Solutions. Clarity reduces effective medical radiation dose, improves image quality and enhances patient safety

November 30, 2009 - Sapheneia, a global imaging services company, today announced the formation of a nation-wide distribution partnership with Merry X-Ray Corporation for its Clarity™ CT and XR Solutions. Clarity™ CT and XR software is designed to materially reduce radiation dose for patients, while simultaneously enhancing image quality.

The distribution agreement gives Sapheneia expanded capabilities to provide its market leading image optimization and low-dose solutions to healthcare facilities across the U.S. "We are especially honored to have been selected by Merry X-Ray for distribution of our products to their customers. Awareness of medical imaging radiation has grown rapidly this year and the timing of this partnership couldn't be better. We very much look forward to launching this partnership and bringing our products and services to healthcare facilities interested in addressing patient safety concerns over medical imaging radiation," states Hans Grahn, Ph.D., CEO, Sapheneia.

"Sapheneia's solutions are designed to address a growing concern among our customers related to improving patient safety through the material reduction of imaging radiation, while simultaneously maintaining diagnostic image quality. We look forward to presenting their products to our customers and helping make a difference to the patient population," states Jeff Root, Corporate Director of Imaging, Merry X-Ray Corporation.

About Sapheneia

Sapheneia is a global, ISO-certified imaging services company specializing in diagnostic and analytical image processing solutions. Sapheneia's mission is to provide medical image optimization products to promote higher diagnostic confidence, greater patient and medical staff safety, and improved cost-effectiveness of medical imaging. Sapheneia's Clarity CT and CR Solutions enhance the diagnostic quality of images based on settings optimized by the radiologist. This enables lower radiation dose exposures while simultaneously providing radiologists with the diagnostic confidence previously available only when reading the same images at full dose. For more information, visit our website at www.claritysolutions.org

About Merry X-Ray

Since the beginning in 1958, Merry X-Ray Corporation (MXR) has earned a reputation as the "Go To" distributor for all of your X-Ray imaging needs. Over the years, our list of branch offices has grown from the first location, in San Diego CA, to 49 branches nationwide! The acquisition of SourceOne Healthcare Technologies in November of 2005 has allowed MXR to provide services to all 48 contiguous states, as well as Hawaii and Alaska, making MXR the largest distributor of X-Ray equipment nationwide.

Perhaps most interesting is the fact that Merry X-Ray has confidently moved into the Electronic Imaging realm of Radiology. We firmly believe that we must provide the services that our customers need most, and as Radiology continues to progress, so will we. We have been working on an Electronic Imaging Division for over ten years, and have assembled a very comprehensive product portfolio. We touch every building block of medical imaging workflow, including: image and information acquisition, image transmission, image viewing and image archival, all using electronic (PACS) solutions. Additionally, we've upgraded our service organization to provide customer service and support for these products, including: PC Workstations and Servers, CR, DR, film digitizers, PACS software, TCP/IP networking and more. Today, you can work almost anywhere in the U.S. and choose Merry X-Ray Corporation as your "One Stop Shop" for X-Ray and Digital equipment. For more information, visit our website at www.merryxray.com

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Press Contacts:

Hans Grahn, CEO Sapheneia
E-mail hgrahn@scpab.eu
Phone
United States: 1-877-722-6569
International: +46 73 801 19 95

11/29/2009

SAPHENEIA ANNONCES THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CLARITY CT SOLUTION ON GRAPHICS PROCESSING UNIT

November 29, 2009 - Sapheneia, a global imaging services company, today announced the introduction of its Clarity™ CT and XR Solutions for Graphics Processing Units. This achievement yields hitherto unprecedented CT image enhancement exceeding 80 frames per second on consumer grade graphics boards. Clarity CT and XR software is designed to enable clinicians to significantly reduce radiation dose for patients, while retaining diagnostic quality of healthcare images.

"Even on a mid range graphics processor such as the ATI Radeon HD 4850 we are able to process between 40 and 80 frames per second! Top of the line consumer grade processors allow for significantly higher frame rates. This novel technology enables post-processing at the same frame rates as today's fast reconstruction units can deliver," states Hagen Spies, VP R&D at Sapheneia.

The Sapheneia Clarity product-line provides a complete solution for tunable, anatomy-specific image-optimization for various modalities. Clarity CT and XR Solutions are incorporated in the Clarity Server software platform, enabling image acquisition with lower radiation dose protocols, while maintaining high diagnostic quality.

About Sapheneia

Sapheneia is a global, ISO-certified imaging services company specializing in diagnostic and analytical image processing solutions. Sapheneia's mission is to provide medical image optimization products to promote higher diagnostic confidence, greater patient and medical staff safety, and improved cost-effectiveness of medical imaging. Sapheneia's Clarity CT and CR Solutions enhance the diagnostic quality of images based on settings optimized by the radiologist. This enables lower radiation dose exposures while simultaneously providing radiologists with the diagnostic confidence previously available only when reading the same images at full dose.

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For more information, visit our website at www.claritysolutions.org

Press Contacts:

Hagen Spies, VP R&D Sapheneia
E-mail hspies@scpab.eu
Phone+46 70 204 49 05

Hans Grahn, CEO Sapheneia
E-mail hgrahn@scpab.eu
Phone
United States: 1-877-722-6569
International: +46 73 801 19 95

11/29/2009

SAPHENEIA EXPANDS SALES, SERVICE AND DISTRIBUTION IN THE
MIDDLE EAST

Sapheneia, a Swedish IT and medical technology company, signs a distribution agreement with SAMIR GROUP Ltd., a leading medical technology company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

November 29, 2009 - Sapheneia, a global imaging services company, today announced the distribution partnership with the Medical Division of the SAMIR GROUP Ltd., Saudi Arabia. The partnership will include distribution for Saphenia's Clarity™ CT and XR Solutions. Clarity CT and XR software is designed to enable clinicians to significantly reduce radiation dose for patients, while retaining diagnostic quality of healthcare images.

"Through Sapheneia and their Clarity product line for optimizing medical images, we'll be able to provide the expanding healthcare market in Saudi with internationally leading edge solutions for dose-reduction solutions and increased workflow efficiency in radiology", says Mr. Zaeem Ul Haq, Country Business Manager, Medical Division at SAMIR GROUP.

"We are very proud to collaborate with SAMIR GROUP and are very excited to enter the Saudi market with our Clarity products. Clarity technology enables the reduction of radiation exposure, and this supports SAMIR GROUP's continuing goals to offer products and services for increased treatment quality and patient safety," states Hans Grahn, CEO, Sapheneia.

About Sapheneia

Sapheneia is a global, ISO-certified imaging services company specializing in diagnostic and analytical image processing solutions. Sapheneia's mission is to provide medical image optimization products to promote higher diagnostic confidence, greater patient and medical staff safety, and improved cost-effectiveness of medical imaging. Sapheneia's Clarity CT and CR Solutions enhance the diagnostic quality of images based on settings optimized by the radiologist. This enables lower radiation dose exposures while simultaneously providing radiologists with the diagnostic confidence previously available only when reading the same images at full dose.

About SAMIR GROUP

Since the establishment of its SPS Medical Division, SAMIR GROUP has introduced a variety of advanced healthcare products and services into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, including instrumentation and support for digital radiography, as well as complete PACS/RIS solutions. The SAMIR group continues to address the growing requirements of private and government hospitals in many medical fields where radiology plays a critical role. SPS Medical Division also represents various international brands, including the complete range of products from Carestream Health Inc., and now leads the Saudi Arabian market in the supply and installation of state-of-the-art medical imaging equipment, supported through highly trained service engineers.

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Press Contacts:

Hans Grahn, CEO Sapheneia
E-mail hgrahn@scpab.eu
Phone
United States: 1-877-722-6569
International: +46 73 801 19 95

9/1/2009

SAPHENEIA RELEASES NEW VERSION OF Clarity™ SOFTWARE

Clarity Solution Software version CS2009a offers enhanced features for
image quality optimization and improved installation and serviceability

September 1, 2009 - Sapheneia, a global imaging services company, today announced the commercial release of Clarity Solution software - version CS2009a.

Several innovations have been included in this latest version to increase both image quality and ease of use. New image quality features include an enhanced image optimization engine for X-ray images designed to accommodate a wider range of both CR and DR exams. Also, a novel noise and exposure adaptation scheme was added to the image optimization engine, which makes Clarity very robust under varying examination conditions. Further, a new configuration and installation interface to Clarity was developed to simplify the clinical installation process, and improve technical maintenance procedures.

"Image quality is always our first priority but with this release we also improved the work flow integration and serviceability of Clarity. These new features enable an efficient installation and enhances our ability to provide on-going maintenance, both of which are greatly appreciated by our customers," states Hagen Spies, VP R&D at Sapheneia.

The Sapheneia Clarity product-line provides a complete solution for tunable, anatomy-specific image-optimization for a wide variety of imaging modalities. Clarity CT and XR Solutions are incorporated in the Clarity Server software platform, enabling image acquisition with lower radiation dose protocols, while maintaining high diagnostic quality.

About Sapheneia

Sapheneia is a global, ISO-certified imaging services company specializing in diagnostic and analytical image processing solutions. Sapheneia’s mission is to provide medical image optimization products to promote higher diagnostic confidence, greater patient and medical staff safety, and improved cost-effectiveness of medical imaging. Sapheneia’s Clarity CT and XR Solutions, which are CE marked and 510k cleared, enhance the diagnostic quality of images based on settings optimized by the radiologist. This enables lower radiation dose exposures while simultaneously providing radiologists with the diagnostic confidence previously available only when reading images at full dose.

For more information, please contact:

Hagen Spies, VP R&D, E-mail hspies@scpab.eu Phone +46 70 204 49 05
Hans Grahn, CEO, E-mail hgrahn@scpab.eu Phone +46 73 801 19 95

8/12/2009

SAPHENEIA AND WASHINGTON HOSPITAL CENTER
COLLABORATE TO ENHANCE MEDICAL IMAGING PATIENT SAFETY

Clarity™ CT and CR Solutions reduce effective CT dose by up to 50%
and enhance CR image qualit

August 12, 2009 - Sapheneia, a global imaging services company, today announced the initial results of an on-going partnership with Washington Hospital Center, in Washington, D.C. designed to materially reduce CT radiation dose for patients by using Sapheneia’s Clarity™ CT Solution software.

The partnership involves the implementation of both Clarity CT and CR Solution software in clinical production within the radiology department at Washington Hospital Center to address the growing concern over radiation dose exposure to patients during diagnostic imaging, and the need to improve CR image quality. Following the installation of Clarity, Sapheneia and the Hospital Center worked together to achieve a material radiation dose reduction on CT exams while maintaining or improving image quality and diagnostic confidence for a select number of scanning protocols.

"All radiologists need to have a program to assess and reduce the radiation dose to patients while attempting to maintain quality images,” said James Jelinek, M.D., Radiology Department Chairman at Washington Hospital Center, commenting on the results of the partnership. “Sapheneia’s Clarity CT and CR Solutions can significantly improve the image quality for CR, DR, and CT exams especially after major reductions in radiation dose."

The partnership gives Washington Hospital Center the ability to provide the benefits of dose reduction and image quality improvement to referring physicians and their patients. The Hospital Center is committed to delivering exceptional patient-first healthcare service to the community and the Clarity CT and CR Solutions are well aligned with that commitment.

“We are proud to collaborate with a prestigious healthcare institution such as Washington Hospital Center on reducing medical radiation dose, while maintaining and improving diagnostic image quality. We look forward to expanding our partnership and adding low dose scanning to the many advanced imaging services offered by Washington Hospital Center,” states Hans Grahn, Ph.D., CEO, Sapheneia.

About Sapheneia

Sapheneia is a global, ISO-certified imaging services company specializing in diagnostic and analytical image processing solutions. Sapheneia’s mission is to provide medical image optimization products to promote higher diagnostic confidence, greater patient and medical staff safety, and improved cost-effectiveness of medical imaging. Sapheneia’s Clarity CT and CR Solutions enhance the diagnostic quality of images based on settings optimized by the radiologist. This enables lower radiation dose exposures while simultaneously providing radiologists with the diagnostic confidence previously available only when reading the same images at full dose.

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For more information, visit our website at www.claritysolutions.org.

Press Contacts:

Hans Grahn, CEO Sapheneia
E-mail hgrahn@scpab.eu
Phone
United States: 1-877-722-6569
International: +46 73 801 19 95

7/27/2009

SAPHENEIA AND BOLIVAR MEDICAL CENTER
COLLABORATE TO REDUCE CT DOSE

Clarity™ CT Solution REDUCES EFFECTIVE DOSE BY UP TO 55%

July 27, 2009 - Sapheneia, a global imaging services company, today announced the initial results of an on-going partnership with Bolivar Medical Center of Cleveland, MS designed to materially reduce CT radiation dose for patients by using Sapheneia´s ClarityCT Solution software.

The partnership involves the implementation of Clarity CT Solution software in clinical production within the radiology department at Bolivar Medical Center to address the growing concern over radiation dose exposure to patients during CT diagnostic imaging. Following the installation of Clarity, Sapheneia and Bolivar Medical Center worked together to achieve material radiation dose reduction on CT exams while maintaining or improving image quality and diagnostic confidence for head, chest and abdomen scanning protocols.

Commenting on the results of the partnership, Patrick Sewell, M.D. at Bolivar Medical Center says, "Even after a couple months of having the dose reduced by 30% and in many cases reduced by 55%, I am still stunned that the Clarity processed CT images are as good or better than the full dose CT images obtained on the same CT prior to using Clarity. The fact that we can achieve the same diagnostic quality CT at up to 55% dose reduction excites me and directly addresses our need to protect the patients in our institution."

The partnership gives Bolivar Medical Center an ability provide the benefits of dose reduction and image quality improvement to local referring physicians and their patients. Bolivar Medical Center is committed to delivering exceptional healthcare service to the community and the Clarity CT Solution is well aligned with that commitment.

Commenting on the image quality for the low dose images processed by Clarity at BMC, Dr. Jian-Feng Chen, Ph.D., a medical physicist said, "Test results show that the image quality of CT images using Clarity is better than the image quality of CT images without using Clarity. The noise level was reduced, while the object contrast was kept the same."

"We are proud to collaborate with Bolivar Medical Center on reducing medical radiation dose, while maintaining and improving diagnostic image quality" states Hans Grahn, Ph.D., CEO, Sapheneia.


About Sapheneia

Sapheneia is a global, ISO-certified imaging services company specializing in diagnostic and analytical image processing solutions. Sapheneia´s mission is to provide medical image optimization products to promote higher diagnostic confidence, greater patient and medical staff safety, and improved cost-effectiveness of medical imaging. Sapheneia´s Clarity CT Solution enhances the diagnostic quality of images based on settings optimized by the radiologist. This enables lower radiation dose exposures while simultaneously providing radiologists with the diagnostic confidence previously available only when reading the same images at full dose.

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For more information, visit our website at www.claritysolutions.org.

Press Contacts:

Hans Grahn, CEO Sapheneia
E-mail hgrahn@scpab.eu
Phone
United States: 1-877-722-6569
International: +46 73 801 19 95

5/19/2009

SAPHENEIA AND CHILDREN´S MEMORIAL HOSPITAL COLLABORATE TO REDUCE CT DOSE FOR PEDIATRICS

Clarity™ CT Solution REDUCES EFFECTIVE DOSE BY UP TO 40%

May 19, 2009 - Sapheneia, a global imaging services company, today announced the initial results of an on-going partnership with Children´s Memorial Hospital ("CMH") of Chicago, IL designed to materially reduce CT radiation dose for pediatric patients using Sapheneia´s Clarity™ CT Solution.

The partnership involves the implementation of Clarity CT Solution in clinical production at CMH to address the growing concern over radiation dose exposure to patients, especially children, during CT diagnostic imaging. Following the installation of Clarity CT Solution, Sapheneia and CMH worked together to fine-tune pediatric specific scanning protocols using the Clarity CT Solution product, to achieve material dose reduction while maintaining or improving image quality and diagnostic confidence.

Commenting on the results of the partnership, Cynthia K. Rigsby, M.D. CMH Vice-Chair, Department of Medical Imaging says, "Clarity helps lower CT dose 30 - 40% from already reduced pediatric CT doses, and the solution fits seamlessly into our diagnostic imaging workflow."

The partnership with CMH helped to refine clinically tested and radiologist validated lower-dose CT protocols which form the core library of Sapheneia´s new product Clarity CT Solution - Pediatrics. This pediatric solution, like all Clarity CT Solutions, is 510(k) cleared and available for sale in the US and global Healthcare markets.

Dr. Jian-Feng Chen, Ph.D., a medical physicist, comments, "Clarity provides an effective way to reduce radiation dose for CT scans, while maintaining diagnostic confidence. The study at Children´s Memorial Hospital showed that the Clarity CT Solution enabled a patient dose reduction by up to 40%, while simultaneously maintaining image quality and diagnostic value."

"We are proud to collaborate with CMH on reducing medical radiation dose for children. We look forward to expanding our relationship with CMH, developing an even broader library of pediatric-specific CT dose reduction image processing algorithms and providing these solutions to healthcare providers who share our commitment to dose reduction." states Hans Grahn, Ph.D., CEO, Sapheneia.


About Sapheneia

Sapheneia is a global, ISO-certified imaging services company specializing in diagnostic and analytical image processing solutions. Sapheneia´s mission is to provide medical image optimization products to promote higher diagnostic confidence, greater patient and medical staff safety, and improved cost-effectiveness of medical imaging. Sapheneia´s Clarity CT Solution enhances the diagnostic quality of images based on settings optimized by the radiologist. This enables lower radiation dose exposures while simultaneously providing radiologists with the diagnostic confidence previously available only when reading the same images at full dose.

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For more information, visit our website at www.claritysolutions.org.

Press Contacts:

Hans Grahn, CEO Sapheneia
E-mail hgrahn@scpab.eu
Phone
United States: 1-877-722-6569
International: +46 73 801 19 95

11/26/2008

Clarity™ for Linux

At the RSNA, Sapheneia, a global Imaging Services Company, launches its Clarity Solutions product line for Linux operating systems. This is of particular relevance to Sapheneia´s Clarity Ultrasound Solutions customers and offers the same high quality and excellent performance as the Windows® based solution.

"We have observed an increasing demand from our OEM customers to support Linux and in response, we ported our core technology to this alternative platform. The ability to convert such an advanced processing scheme within weeks shows the immense flexibility of the Sapheneia Clarity Solutions product-line and the skills and immaculate know-how of our development team," states Hans Grahn, CEO at Sapheneia.

For more information, please contact:

Hagen Spies, VP R&D, E-mail hspies@scpab.eu
Phone +46 70 204 49 05

Hans Grahn, CEO, E-mail hgrahn@scpab.eu
Phone +46 73 801 19

11/25/2008

Clarity™ installation at Karolinska University Hospital

Sapheneia, a global Imaging Services Company, today announced a collaboration agreement with Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. The collaboration will allow Karolinska University Hospital to use and evaluate the Sapheneia Clarity CT Solution in order to address the growing concern over radiation dose exposure to patients during diagnostic image studies.

Karolinska University Hospital has installed its first Clarity CT Solution in the Trauma unit. The Clarity CT Solution, a CE Class IIb medical device, enhances the diagnostic quality of images based on settings optimized by the radiologist. This allows Karolinska University Hospital to lower radiation dose exposures. By enhancing the lower-dose CT images, Clarity CT Solution provides radiologists with the diagnostic confidence previously available only when reading the same images at full dose.

Dr. Mats Beckman, Chief Radiologist at Karolinska Hospital´s Trauma Unit stated, "I have already lowered the dose by more than 70% on sinus CT studies and, Clarity effectively raises the diagnostic confidence." Dr. Beckman continued, "It is important to keep the CT dose as low as possible, and I have now started to use Clarity CT Solution for urology CT studies and will continue to incorporate more anatomies in my diagnostic workflow."

"We are proud to collaborate with the Karolinska Hospital. By using Clarity™ technology towards the reduction of radiation exposure, Karolinska continues to lead the way in treatment quality and patient safety," states Hans Grahn, CEO, Sapheneia.

Karolinska University Hospital is one of Scandinavia´s premier health facilities. Together with the world-respected Karolinska Institutet, they lead all Sweden in medical break-throughs. The annual budget of Karolinska University Hospital exceeds 11.4 billion Swedish kronor (SEK). The hospital is fully owned by the Stockholm County Council and managed under a corporate structure.

The Sapheneia Clarity product-line provides a complete solution for tunable, anatomy-specific image-optimization, enabling lower radiation dose protocols for CT data acquisition while maintaining diagnostic quality.

Sapheneia is a global, ISO-certified Imaging Services Company specializing in diagnostic and analytical image processing solutions. It is Sapheneia´s mission to provide medical image optimization solutions to promote the highest diagnostic confidence, greater patient and medical staff safety, and improved cost-effectiveness of medical imaging.

For more information, visit our website at www.claritysolutions.org.

Hans Grahn, CEO, E-mail hgrahn@scpab.eu Phone +46 73 801 19 95

Mats Beckman, MD, Phone +46 8 517 700 00

11/18/2008

Clarity™ sales for Medicinsk Röntgen AB, one of Sweden´s Largest Private Providers of Radiology Services

Sapheneia, an ISO-certified global Imaging Services Company, today announced a collaboration and sales agreement with Medicinsk Röntgen, Praktikertjänst, at Läkarhuset Odenplan in Stockholm Sweden. Medicinsk Röntgen is one of Sweden´s largest private providers of radiology services. The collaboration includes installation of the Sapheneia Clarity CT Solution which enables the clinic to offer low dose examinations.

The Clarity CT Solution, a CE Class II b medical device, enhances the diagnostic quality of images based on settings optimized by the radiologist. This allows radiologists at Medicinsk Röntgen, Läkarhuset Odenplan to lower radiation dose exposures. By enhancing the lower-dose CT images, Clarity CT Solution provides radiologists with the diagnostic confidence previously available only when reading the same images at full dose.

Bengt Isberg, MD, PhD and Chief Radiologist at Medicinsk Röntgen, Läkarhuset Odenplan states, "Clarity fits well in our desire to offer low dose examinations routinely. The Clarity optimization procedure allowed us to develop protocols that reduce exposures by as much as 50%, with the same diagnostic quality as with full dose studies. This is a clear advantage for patient safety, as well as for staff safety."

"We are thrilled about the installation at Medicinsk Röntgen, Läkarhuset Odenplan, a clinic with the state-of-the-art imaging modalities and exemplary health care quality. It is exciting to note that Medicinsk Röntgen provides services at twelve other Radiology Departments in Sweden. This makes Medicinsk Röntgen, Läkarhuset Odenplan an ideal candidate to extend the dose reduction safety benefits enabled by Clarity CT Solution to a much wider patient base," explained Hans Grahn, CEO, Sapheneia.

Sapheneia is a global, ISO-certified Imaging Services Company specializing in diagnostic and analytical image processing solutions. It is Sapheneia´s mission to provide medical image optimization solutions to promote the highest diagnostic confidence, greater patient and medical staff safety, and improved cost effectiveness of medical imaging.

The Sapheneia Clarity Solutions product-line provides a complete program for tunable, anatomy-specific image-optimization, enabling lower radiation dose protocols for CT data acquisition while maintaining diagnostic quality.

For more information about Sapheneia, visit our website at www.claritysolutions.org.

CEO Hans Grahn, E-mail hgrahn@scpab.eu Tel. +46 73 801 19 95

For more information about Medicinsk Röntgen AB visit www.medicinskrontgen.se.

Chief Radiologist, PhD, MD Bengt Isberg, Tel. +46 8 587 102 23

11/14/2008

Clarity™ for GPU

Sapheneia, a global Imaging Services Company, today announced the launch of GPU support using DirectX® 9, for its real-time OEM products Clarity Ultrasound Solution and Clarity Fluoro Solution. By supporting this powerful technology, Sapheneia allows its OEM customers to select from a wider choice of hardware platforms during system design for image optimization implementations.

Real-time performance for high demands within Fluoroscopy is fully feasible on a consumer grade graphics board. For 1024x1024 16bit Fluoroscopy typical data frame rates are between 45 and 60 frames per second on an ATI Radeon HD 4850 processor.

Ultrasound image optimization using Clarity runs at very high frame rates even on less powerful graphic processors.

"We decided to use DirectX® 9 because of its availability for both Windows® XP and Vista and for all graphic processor manufacturers. We will also provide support for other GPU platforms such as OpenGL, CUDA or DirectX® 10," states Hagen Spies, VP R&D at Sapheneia.

The Sapheneia Clarity Solutions product-line provides a complete program for tunable, anatomy-specific image-optimization for various modalities. Clarity Fluoro and Ultrasound Solutions are incorporated in the manufactures system to provide real-time image optimization.

For more information, please contact:

Hagen Spies, VP R&D, E-mail hspies@scpab.eu
Phone +46 70 204 49 05

Hans Grahn, CEO, E-mail hgrahn@scpab.eu
Phone +46 73 801 19 95

10/14/2008

Third Generation Clarity™ Server Obtains CE Mark

Sapheneia, a global Imaging Services Company, today received the CE mark according to MDD Class II b for its latest Clarity Server release through notified body Intertek Semko AB. This product release constitutes the third CE marked version of Clarity Server and has been developed according to the highest quality standards. Sapheneia´s commitment to quality is also expressed in the company´s certification according to ISO 13485:2003 (Medical Devices - Quality Management System - Requirements for Regulatory Purposes).

This new version marks a significant engineering step as it introduces more versatile and significantly faster DICOM communication. Another main feature of this release is the substantially improved 3D processing capability.

"3D processing is of particular relevance for thinner CT slices because anatomic structures extend over adjacent slices. This coherence in the third dimension is exploited to achieve an even better discrimination between structure and embedding noise," states Hagen Spies, VP R&D at Sapheneia.

The Sapheneia Clarity product-line provides a complete solution for tunable, anatomy-specific image-optimization for various imaging modalities. Clarity CT and XR Solutions are incorporated in the Clarity Server platform, enabling acquisition with lower radiation dose protocols, while maintaining diagnostic quality.

For more information, please contact:

Hagen Spies, VP R&D, E-mail hspies@scpab.eu
Phone +46 70 204 49 05

Hans Grahn, CEO, E-mail hgrahn@scpab.eu
Phone +46 73 801 19 95