CHELMSFORD, Mass. and FUERTH, Germany, Aug 14, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) announced the formation of Visage Imaging, its wholly owned subsidiary for the life sciences and medical businesses.
As an independent operating entity, Visage Imaging will be more effectively positioned to deliver Mercury's distinct expertise in advanced visualization, and its expanding portfolio of imaging and visualization products and services, to a growing roster of international OEM and clinical partners. As an example, VisageTM, Mercury's end-to-end image management and distribution line, will be offered along with amira®, its multifaceted software framework that enables users to visualize, manipulate, and analyze complex data sets for biomedical imaging research.
Visage Imaging's customizable solutions enhance the complete medical imaging workflow, with advanced tools for 2D, 3D, and 4D image interpretation, post-processing, management and distribution that are not bound to specific workstations and become accessible directly within the PACS workflow.
"There's a growing need for transparent access to 2D, 3D and even 4D medical imaging data from anywhere inside or outside the hospital enterprise," said Keith Dreyer, M.D., Ph.D., and Vice-Chairman of Radiology - Informatics at Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Harvard Medical School. "Mercury's 3D-enabled thin-client technology provides a completely integrated clinical workflow with instant access to all diagnostic image data - and removes the technical barriers between different modalities and clinical departments."
Clinical partners around the world are collaborating with Visage Imaging, including the Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at the Charite - Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin. Scientists and engineers from both entities are working together to optimize the visualization and management of medical image data for modern imaging procedures such as computed tomography (CT) angiography, and whole-body MR (magnetic resonance) imaging.
"We're excited about the opportunities for growth across many market segments of life sciences visualization, and of the expanded capabilities we'll provide our customers," said Marcelo Lima, President of Visage Imaging. "We bring 20+ years' experience and expertise in the design of diagnostic medical imaging solutions to our customers, with a dedicated team of professionals who are proudly committed to 'visioneering science for life' and to improving the quality of life for all."
For more information, visit Visage Imaging's website at www.visageimaging.com.
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. - Where Challenges Drive InnovationMercury Computer Systems is the leading provider of computing systems and software for data-intensive applications that include image processing, signal processing, and visualization. With a strong commitment to innovation, our expertise in algorithm optimization, systems development, and silicon design is blended with software application knowledge and industry-standard technologies to solve unique computing challenges.
Mercury Computer Systems has architected its entire Visage product line for medical OEMs to be 3D to the Core, a revolutionary medical imaging platform that supports the transformation of the diagnostic process from "slice-by-slice" visualization to fully integrated, seamless 3D visualization.
For more information, visit Mercury's website at www.mc.com or Visage Imaging's website at www.visageimaging.com.
Forward-Looking Safe Harbor StatementThis press release contains certain forward-looking statements, as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including those relating to the Mercury Visage product line and 3D to the Core solutions. You can identify these statements by our use of the words "may," "will," "should," "plans," "expects," "anticipates," "continue," "estimate," "project," "intend," and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, general economic and business conditions, including unforeseen weakness in the Company's markets, effects of continued geo-political unrest and regional conflicts, competition, changes in technology and methods of marketing, delays in completing engineering and manufacturing programs, changes in customer order patterns, changes in product mix, continued success in technological advances and delivering technological innovations, continued funding of defense programs, the timing of such funding, changes in the U.S. Government's interpretation of federal procurement rules and regulations, market acceptance of the Company's products, shortages in components, production delays due to performance quality issues with outsourced components, inability to fully realize the expected benefits from acquisitions or delays in realizing such benefits, challenges in integrating acquired businesses and achieving anticipated synergies, and difficulties in retaining key customers. These risks and uncertainties also include such additional risk factors as are discussed in the Company's recent filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2006. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made.
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Visage and Visage Imaging are trademarks of Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. amira is a registered trademark of Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum fur Informationstechnik Berlin (ZIB). Other product and company names mentioned may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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