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North & South America

North & South America

Argentina

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Argentina

JUSTESA IMAGEN ARGENTINA, S.A.

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

ph. +5411 4373-0629
Canada
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Colombia

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Colombia

AJOVECO S.A.S.

Cl. 93b #31,
Bogotá
(Colombia)

ph. +57-1-2189-200
Perù

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Perù

REIMED, SCRL

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

ph. 511-448-1087
Fax 511-448-3447
Uruguay

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Uruguay

Lifenir S.A.

Justicia 2069
C 11800 Montevideo
(Uruguay)

ph. +5982-400-3020
Fax +5982-4007320
Venezuela

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Venezuela

SUFOMECA

Torre Polar Oeste
Plaza Venezuela
Floor 7, Room 7C
Caracas
PO Box 1050
(Venezuela)

ph. +582-12-793-3222
Fax +582-12-781-1923

Europe

Europa

Bosnia-Herzegowina

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Bosnia-Herzegowina

MARK Srl

Via S. Michele 334
34170 Gorizia - Italy

ph. +39 0481 21711
Fax +39 0481 20719
Bulgaria

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Bulgaria

EWOPHARMA AG

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

ph. +359 29624478
Fax +359 28683968
Croatia

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Croatia

MARK Srl

Via S. Michele 334
34170 Gorizia - Italy

ph. +39 0481 21711
Fax +39 0481 20719
Greece

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Greece

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
Hungary

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Ungheria

EWOPHARMA REPRESENTATION OFFICE

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

ph. +36 12004650
Fax +36 13980316
Malta

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Malta

Suratek Ltd

Concordia Place
Triq Il-Halel
Bugibba SPB2529
Malta

ph. +356 2713 1624
Romania

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Romania

EWOPHARMA A.G. ROMANIA

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

ph. +40 212601344
Fax +40 212029327
Serbia

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Serbia

MARK Srl

Via S. Michele 334
34170 Gorizia - Italy

ph. +39 0481 21711
Fax +39 0481 20719
Slovenia

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Slovenia

MARK Srl

Via S. Michele 334
34170 Gorizia - Italy

ph. +39 0481 21711
Fax +39 0481 20719

Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa

Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa

Estonia

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Estonia

A.Medical

Varkalu Str. 13A, Riga,
LV-1067, Latvia

ph. + 371 67113760
Fax +372 665 18 07
Ethiopia

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Ethiopia

Caroga Pharma PVT. Ltd

P.O.Box 12627
Addis Abeba
(Ethiopia)

ph. +251 11 4654944 / 11 4161090
Fax +251 11 4654595
Ghana

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Ghana

Cyndex Pharmacy

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

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

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Israel

DEXCEL

Or-Akiva 30600
30600000 Israel
(Israel)

ph. +972-4-6364015
Fax +972-4-6364004
Jordan

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Jordan

THE ARAB DRUG STORE

Khaleel Al Salem street
Amman
(Jordan)

ph. +962 6 5502995
Fax +962 6 5502984
Kenya

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Kenya

Nairobi X-Rays Supplies Ltd.

P.O. Box 41669
Nairobi
(Kenya)

ph. +254 20446265-6-7-8
Fax +254 20 4448515/17
Lebanon

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Lebanon

Unione Pharmaceutic. d'Orient

Rue du Musée Imm. Stephan QtrBadaro
Beyrouth
(Lebanon)

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

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Lettonia

A.Medical

Varkalu Str. 13A, Riga
LV-1067, Latvia

ph. +371 67113760
Lithuania

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Lithuania

A.Medical

Varkalu Str. 13A, Riga
LV-1067, Latvia

ph. +371 67113760
Mauritius

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Mauritius

The Mauritius Pharmacy

4, Louis Pasteur Str Forest Side
(Mauritius)

ph. +230 6762435
Fax +230 675 1387
Russia

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Russia

Joint Stock Company R-Pharm

111, bld. 1, Leninsky Avenue,
119421, Moscow, Russia
Ph. +7 (495) 956-79-37
Fax +7 (495) 956-79-38

Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia

SARABEEL COMMERCIAL EST.

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

ph. +966 12657 2246
South Africa

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South Africa

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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Uganda

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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Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

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United Arab Emirates

MANARA HEALTHCARE

Concord Tower, 6th Floor
Dubai Media City
PO Box 213593, Dubai
United Arab Emirates

 

ph. +971 4 454 9712
Fax 971 4 454 2310

Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific

Australia

Local distributor

Australia

REGIONAL HEALTH CARE GROUP

3-11 Primrose Avenue Rosebery
NSW 2018 - Sydney
(Australia)

ph. +61 296624144
Fax +61 296626040
Taiwan - China

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Taiwan - China

SUPER FORTUNE ENTERPRISE CO LTD

5 F-1 - 42 Sec.1 Ming
Sheng E. Road Jehovah Building
101 Taipei
(Taiwan)

ph. +886 225673456
Fax +886 225319231
India

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India

Imaging Products (India) Ltd

Mumbai
(India)

ph. +91 9819725471
Fax +91 2228320208
Indonesia

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Indonesia

PT DIPA PHARMALAB INTERSAINS

Jl. Panjang No. 10
Kebon Jeruk
Jakarta 11530
(Indonesia)

ph.  +62 215348644
Fax +62 2153676066
New Zealand

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New Zealand

REGIONAL HEALTH LIMITED

19C Orbit Drive
Mairangi Bay
(New Zealand)

ph. +64 94140040
Fax +64 94140041
Pakistan

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Pakistan

S. EJAZUDDIN & CO LTD

PO Box 5629 - Zia Plaza
Altaf Hussain Road
74000 Karachi
(Pakistan)

ph. +92 21212032
Fax +92 212629716
Philippines

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Philippines

NEW MARKETLINK INTERNATIONAL CORP

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

ph. (632) 836-5838
Singapore

Local distributor

Singapore

LF ASIA PHARMACEUTICAL DIVISION

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

ph. +65 65097629
Thailand

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Thailand

Interpharmacare Co., Ltd.

90 Moo 13 Soi Mahacha
Bangpleeyai
Bangplee
Samutprakarn 10540
(Thailand)

ph. + 66 2 675 9140-2
Fax + 66 2 325 0265
Vietnam

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Vietnam

HOANG GIA INVESCO, JSC

No 74-76 Hoa Bang Str
Cau Giay
Dist Ha Noi Hanoi
(Viet Nam)

ph. +43 7846952
 

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Australia

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Australia

REGIONAL HEALTH CARE GROUP

3-11 Primrose Avenue Rosebery
NSW 2018 - Sydney
(Australia)

ph. +61 296624144
Fax +61 296626040
India

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India

Imaging Products (India) Ltd

Mumbai
(India)

ph. +91 9819725471
Fax +91 2228320208
Indonesia

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Indonesia

PT DIPA PHARMALAB INTERSAINS

Jl. Panjang No. 10
Kebon Jeruk
Jakarta 11530
(Indonesia)

ph.  +62 215348644
Fax +62 2153676066
New Zealand

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New Zealand

REGIONAL HEALTH LIMITED

19C Orbit Drive
Mairangi Bay
(New Zealand)

ph. +64 94140040
Fax +64 94140041
Pakistan

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Pakistan

S. EJAZUDDIN & CO LTD

PO Box 5629 - Zia Plaza
Altaf Hussain Road
74000 Karachi
(Pakistan)

ph. +92 21212032
Fax +92 212629716
Philippines

Local distributor

Philippines

NEW MARKETLINK INTERNATIONAL CORP

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

ph. (632) 836-5838
Singapore

Local distributor

Singapore

LF ASIA PHARMACEUTICAL DIVISION

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

ph. +65 65097629
Thailand

Local distributor

Thailand

Interpharmacare Co., Ltd.

90 Moo 13 Soi Mahacha
Bangpleeyai
Bangplee
Samutprakarn 10540
(Thailand)

ph. + 66 2 675 9140-2
Fax + 66 2 325 0265
Vietnam

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Vietnam

HOANG GIA INVESCO, JSC

No 74-76 Hoa Bang Str
Cau Giay
Dist Ha Noi Hanoi
(Viet Nam)

ph. +43 7846952

North & South America

Argentina

Local distributor

Argentina

JUSTESA IMAGEN ARGENTINA, S.A.

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

ph. +5411 4373-0629
Colombia

Local distributor

Colombia

AJOVECO S.A.S.

Cl. 93b #31,
Bogotá
(Colombia)

ph. +57-1-2189-200
Perù

Local distributor

Perù

REIMED, SCRL

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

ph. 511-448-1087
Fax 511-448-3447
Uruguay

Local distributor

Uruguay

Lifenir S.A.

Justicia 2069
C 11800 Montevideo
(Uruguay)

ph. +5982-400-3020
Fax +5982-4007320
Venezuela

Local distributor

Venezuela

SUFOMECA

Torre Polar Oeste
Plaza Venezuela
Floor 7, Room 7C
Caracas
PO Box 1050
(Venezuela)

ph. +582-12-793-3222
Fax +582-12-781-1923

Europe

Bosnia-Herzegowina

Local distributor

Bosnia-Herzegowina

MARK Srl

Via S. Michele 334
34170 Gorizia - Italy

ph. +39 0481 21711
Fax +39 0481 20719
Bulgaria

Local distributor

Bulgaria

EWOPHARMA AG

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

ph. +359 29624478
Fax +359 28683968
Croatia

Local distributor

Croatia

MARK Srl

Via S. Michele 334
34170 Gorizia - Italy

ph. +39 0481 21711
Fax +39 0481 20719
Greece

Local distributor

Greece

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

Local distributor

Romania

EWOPHARMA A.G. ROMANIA

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

ph. +40 212601344
Fax +40 212029327
Serbia

Local distributor

Serbia

MARK Srl

Via S. Michele 334
34170 Gorizia - Italy

ph. +39 0481 21711
Fax +39 0481 20719
Slovenia

Local distributor

Slovenia

MARK Srl

Via S. Michele 334
34170 Gorizia - Italy

ph. +39 0481 21711
Fax +39 0481 20719
Ungheria

Local distributor

Ungheria

EWOPHARMA REPRESENTATION OFFICE

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

ph. +36 12004650
Fax +36 13980316

Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa

Ethiopia

Local distributor

Ethiopia

Caroga Pharma PVT. Ltd

P.O.Box 12627
Addis Abeba
(Ethiopia)

ph. +251 11 4654944 / 11 4161090
Fax +251 11 4654595
Ghana

Local distributor

Ghana

Cyndex Pharmacy

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

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

Local distributor

Israel

DEXCEL

Or-Akiva 30600
30600000 Israel
(Israel)

ph. +972-4-6364015
Fax +972-4-6364004
Jordan

Local distributor

Jordan

THE ARAB DRUG STORE

Khaleel Al Salem street
Amman
(Jordan)

ph. +962 6 5502995
Fax +962 6 5502984
Kenya

Local distributor

Kenya

Nairobi X-Rays Supplies Ltd.

P.O. Box 41669
Nairobi
(Kenya)

ph. +254 20446265-6-7-8
Fax +254 20 4448515/17
Lebanon

Local distributor

Lebanon

Unione Pharmaceutic. d'Orient

Rue du Musée Imm. Stephan QtrBadaro
Beyrouth
(Lebanon)

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

Local distributor

Mauritius

The Mauritius Pharmacy

4, Louis Pasteur Str Forest Side
(Mauritius)

ph. +230 6762435
Fax +230 675 1387
Saudi Arabia

Local distributor

Saudi Arabia

SARABEEL COMMERCIAL EST.

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

ph. +966 12657 2246
South Africa

Local distributor

South Africa

AXIM - Head Office Midrand

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

ph. +27 113140140
Fax +27 113140141
Uganda

Local distributor

Uganda

Kampala X-Rays Suppliers

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

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

Local distributor

Ukraine

Bracco Acquires Acist Medical Systems

Milan, Minneapolis , 06/15/2001

The Bracco Group's international expansion strategy continues toward a fully integrated medical product portfolio.

Bracco, the Italian pharmaceutical group that is a leader in the diagnostic imaging field, today acquired 100% of Acist Medical Systems Inc., the leader in the field of advanced injection systems for contrast media.

With this acquisition, Bracco (which already held a 12% stake in Acist) takes control of one of the most important worldwide manufacturers of contrast media injection systems used in cardiology, radiology and vascular surgery. Acist currently has more than 500 of its systems installed throughout the world and has a 50% share of the U.S. cardiology injector market. Acist devices, including the latest generation of injectors like the revolutionary CMS2000, allow fully automatic and controlled administration of fluids injected during X-ray procedures.

These new devices are revolutionizing the management of various diagnostic and interventional procedures by increasing their safety and reliability along with reducing their invasiveness, cost and execution time. In fact, thanks to highly innovative software and a touch screen menu, a physician can automatically pre-program pressure, volume and flow of the fluids used in cardiac catheterization procedures, including contrast media. Injections can be adjusted to the type of procedure, the area of the body under examination and to each patient's individual needs. A highly sophisticated digital system that includes manual remote control of contrast media injection lets physicians directly control injection flow, increasing the safety, accuracy and precision of both diagnostic and interventional procedures.

The acquisition of Acist follows other important acquisitions and international partnerships signed by Bracco in recent years; it also further expands Bracco's product and systems offerings in the field of diagnostic imaging.

The Bracco Group now features strategic global offerings in diagnostic imaging, including leading-edge products in the areas of contrast media, biomedical equipment, automatic injection systems and computer applications.

"This acquisition represents a strategic investment for the Bracco Group through both Acist's technological platform and in its highly-specialized human resources," said Diana Bracco, CEO of Bracco. "Acist will strengthen our integrated imaging products and systems portfolio, which ranges from tools used purely for diagnosis to systems used for interventional procedures and post-operative follow-up. We will now be able to include the technological excellence of Acist systems in our diagnostic imaging product portfolio along with the ability to strengthen the newly-acquired company by putting our extensive international network and vast know-how of physician and technician needs at its disposal."

This acquisition fits in perfectly with Bracco's overall strategy, which from the late 1990s onward has led the company to purchase a controlling interest in the Esaote Group (a leader in the imaging and non-imaging medical diagnostic equipment market) and to complete the buyback of Merck AG's share in the company.
"We are very pleased with the milestone we have achieved today. The strategic combination with Bracco will create superior value for our shareholders as we fund investment in high growth opportunities and quicken the pace of our development programs," said Acist President and Chief Executive Officer Dan W. Gladney. "In partnership with Bracco, the Acist US direct endovascular sales team, and our worldwide distribution network, Acist has achieved exceptional revenue growth and worldwide acceptance of its products. We expect this fast pace to continue with the development of new products and shared resources".

About Acist
Acist Medical Systems, founded in 1991, has headquarters, research laboratories and production plants in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Acist specializes in the manufacture of contrast media injection systems used in both diagnostic and minimally invasive interventional procedures for cardiology, radiology and vascular surgery. Acist systems help doctors during very delicate operations such as cardiac angiography by enabling them to exercise complete and interactive control over the quantity and flow of contrast media based on the specific procedure type and the individual patient's condition. Acist is a rapidly-expanding startup company, with sales growth for 2001 expected to be 100 per cent over 2000 (approximately $20 million in 2001 versus approximately $9 million in 2000). Further growth is expected to lead Acist to exceed $100 million in annual sales in the next three to five years.

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.

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