Woman Care Global to Market Signos RT Innovative Handheld Ultrasound Technology in Africa and Latin America


SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Woman Care Global (WCG) has announced that it will market, Signos RT, an innovative handheld ultrasound technology, in Africa and Latin America.

Through a distribution agreement with Maternova and the Australia-based manufacturer, Signostics, WCG will handle all product registration and commercialization of the Signos RT for maternal health and obstetric care, in Brazil, Ghana, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.

The Signos RT is the world's smallest and most affordable handheld, battery operated ultrasound system. It makes ultrasound technology accessible and easy – for all users from the novice to the experienced. Providing outstanding image quality, this palm-sized device weighs less than 1 pound (392 grams) and is small enough to carry in a pocket. The Signos RT can provide a diagnosis wherever the patient may be and it is designed to empower users to diagnose patients at the point of care, to improve patient healthcare outcomes.

"WCG has a highly efficient and effective global supply chain reaching over 100 countries that is perfectly positioned to introduce new products into challenging and diverse markets across the globe," said Saundra Pelletier, CEO of Woman Care Global. "We are particularly pleased to add the Signos RT to our product portfolio and we believe that this portable imaging tool will be especially useful to healthcare providers in Africa and Latin America, particularly those who practice in rural settings."

About WomanCare Global

Woman Care Global is a global non-profit healthcare company whose mission is to provide reproductive health solutions for women and girls around the world. Leveraging our medical, social and commercial expertise, we have built a sustainable value chain that enables us to reliably deliver high-quality products and point of care services, resulting in more informed providers and more family planning options for women and girls. Our hybrid model redirects financial surplus achieved from sales in developed countries to under-served markets thereby eliminating economic and geographic barriers and increasing impact. For more information, please visit womancareglobal.org.




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