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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

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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

Local distributor

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

Time and Motion Study in CT Imaging shows advantages from Prefilled Syringes

Princeton, NJ , 04/04/2003

A recent study published in a supplement to Imaging Economics underscores significant advantages associated with the use of prefilled contrast media syringes in comparison to bottle-filled cartridges for applications in CT imaging.

This was the first multi-center time and motion study of the efficiency of using prefilled syringes, which have become more prevalent in CT applications with the advent of improved faster scanner technologies. The study involved Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina; Massachusetts General Hospital – West Imaging, Waltham, Massachusetts; MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas; and Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, West Virginia. None of these institutions had used prefilled syringes prior to the study.

Independent analysis of time and motion, specifically time involved to perform the steps of contrast-enhanced CT examinations of 401 patients (206 using prefilled syringes and 194 using bottle-filled cartridges), pinpointed time data points relative to total patient time in the room, scan setup time, total scan time, contrast loading time, and cleanup time.
The results indicated that contrast loading times decreased 33 percent when prefilled syringes were employed, and room setup efficiency increased 10 percent. Overall examination efficiency increased 3 percent.

According to the study's lead author, David S. Enterline, MD, Assistant Professor of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, these results suggest that use of prefilled syringes for CT imaging can offer a potential advantage to CT departments by way of increasing patient throughput and optimizing functional efficiencies. Modeling the data from this study led Dr. Enterline to suggest that a facility could save between four and eight days per year per scanner by converting to prefilled syringes, and that this time savings could offset or exceed the cost of conversion to prefilled contrast-media syringes.

"This was an important investigation because there had never before been a large-scale study on the efficiencies associated with the use of prefilled syringes. We have been able to quantify specific operational improvements associated with the use of prefilled syringes," said Dr. Enterline. "Over the past decade, we have seen a revolution in CT technology that has led to skyrocketing clinical use of CT in diagnosis and intervention. Yet, at the same time, pressures to control operational costs and optimize efficiency in CT continue to mount. This study sheds new light on the challenge of meeting these various objectives."

Dr. Enterline also conducted a survey of the radiology technologists (with an average 14 years work experience) who participated in the time and motion study, to gauge the functional acceptance of prefilled syringe usage. This survey indicated a strong preference for prefilled syringes, with a mean score of 5.9 versus 4.8 (for bottle-filled cartridges) on a 7-point scale. Though 52 percent of the technologists surveyed indicated they felt they had minimal experience with prefilled syringes at the time of the study, 89 percent indicated satisfaction with prefilled syringes. In addition, these technologists rated prefilled syringes superior to bottle-filled cartridges in terms of reducing risk of contamination, patient safety, convenience, and technologist safety.

"We found that most technologists believe prefilled syringes can play a role in improving their work environment, which is significant at a time when the pressures of CT use are growing, and it is difficult to retain good technologists," concluded Enterline.

The study was funded, in part, by an educational grant from Bracco Diagnostics Inc. Data collection for the time and motion study was managed by Dale Ewalt, vice president, Collaborative Group, Hunt Valley, Maryland.

For a full report on the study and references, please see "Prefilled Syringes: A Time and Motion Study in CT Imaging," David S. Enterline, MD, et a. Imaging Economics Supplement, February 2003.

Click here to view the actual study.

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