Exclusive agreement for Vietnam includes the sale of at least 40 liver imaging systems
ANN ARBOR, MI / ACCESSWIRE / December 7, 2020 / ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. ("ENDRA") (NASDAQ:NDRA), a developer of enhanced ultrasound technologies, today announced that Quang Phat Technology Science Equipment Co. Ltd, signed an exclusive distribution agreement for the sale of ENDRA's Thermo Acoustic Enhanced UltraSound (TAEUS) liver systems in Vietnam. The agreement requires the purchase of more than 40 units over the three-year term in order to maintain exclusivity. Sales are expected to begin as soon as TAEUS receives U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance and local regulatory approvals.
While ENDRA is currently focused on commercialization efforts in Europe, where TAEUS already received the CE regulatory mark, the Company has selectively pursued global market expansion with other partners via its participation at international tradeshows and conferences.
This distribution agreement represents ENDRA's first in Southeast Asia with a partner who wanted to secure early, exclusive rights to sell TAEUS in a country where NAFLD has been growing significantly.
"Our pivot to digital marketing that was necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as our strong historical presence at global clinical conferences since 2018 have allowed ENDRA to highlight the features and benefits of our groundbreaking technology in assessing NAFLD and NASH to a global audience. This has led to our first commercial agreement with a strong marketing partner in Vietnam," said Renaud Maloberti, ENDRA's Chief Commercial Officer.
"Vietnam's population of 96 million with a high prevalence of liver disease presents a significant opportunity for TAEUS to cost-effectively address a growing need for the early and non-invasive detection of liver disease. We are proud to be partnered with such an innovative company as ENDRA," said Tien Bang, Director of Quang Phat Technology
About ENDRA Life Sciences Inc.
ENDRA Life Sciences is the pioneer of Thermo Acoustic Enhanced UltraSound (TAEUSⓇ), a ground-breaking technology being developed to visualize tissue like MRI, but at 1/50th the cost and at the point of patient care. TAEUS is designed to work in concert with the over one million ultrasound systems in use globally today. TAEUS is initially focused on the measurement of fat in the liver as a means to assess and monitor Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and inflammation (NASH), chronic liver conditions that affect over one billion people globally, and for which there are no practical diagnostic tools. Beyond the liver, ENDRA is exploring several other clinical applications of TAEUS, including visualization of tissue temperature during energy-based surgical procedures. For more information, please visit www.endrainc.com.
About QUANG PHAT TECHNOLOGY SCIENCE EQUIPMENT CO.
Quang Phat Technology Science Equipment Co., along with Kholico Service and Trading Co., is part of the Quaphaco family of companies and is a distributor of high-end diagnostic and imaging equipment to the medical community in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Representing brands such as Mindray, Swissray and Curetis, among others, the company has established itself as a premier provider of value-added medical technology to hospitals and medical centers in Southeast Asia. For more information please visit www.kholico.com
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