Hologic, Inc. a global prover of women’s breast healthcare solutions, has announced that it has made a binding offer to acquire (directly or through an affiliate) SuperSonic Imagine (Euronext: SSI, FR0010526814), a France-based innovator in cart-based ultrasound products, and that it has entered into an exclusive negotiation agreement with the company and its main shareholders.
“Like our previous acquisitions of Faxitron and Focal, acquiring SuperSonic Imagine will strengthen our strategy to provide comprehensive screening, interventional and surgical solutions across the continuum of breast health care,” said Pete Valenti, Hologic’s Division President, Breast and Skeletal Health Solutions, in the statement. “Ultrasound is becoming increasingly important in diagnosing breast cancer, and we believe SuperSonic Imagine offers superior technology that translates into better clinical outcomes for breast cancer patients, as well as for patients with liver and prostate disease.”
The company says the acquiring SuperSonic Imagine will enable Hologic to enter the $450 million cart-based global breast ultrasound market, which has been growing at a high-single-digit rate as the technology is increasingly being used as an adjunct to mammography in women with dense breast tissue. SuperSonic Imagine’s products will complement Viera, the wireless, handheld ultrasound scanner that Hologic is commercializing through a development and distribution agreement with Clarius Mobile Health.