Aurora Imaging Technology Announces Exclusive China Distribution Agreement With SUMEC Group Corporation

Aurora Imaging Technology Announces Exclusive China Distribution Agreement With SUMEC Group Corporation

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Aurora Imaging Technology, Inc. is pleased to announce an exclusive China distribution agreement with the SUMEC Group Corporation (SUMEC). SUMEC is a member of the China National Machinery Industry Corporation (SINOMACH). Its core business includes R&D, manufacturing and export of machinery and electric products including power tools, power machinery, domestic trading, international tendering and the import of technological equipment and production materials. This agreement gives both companies a platform to greatly expand China's rapidly rising diagnostic and screening markets for breast MRI.

"This agreement provides us with access to the vital China market, where the need for advanced breast imaging technologies is now critical. The incidence of breast cancer in parts of Asia is increasing rapidly and is catching up with Western rates. In addition, Asian women have a high propensity for dense breast tissue, which renders it very difficult to image using traditional breast imaging modalities. The AuroraDedicated Breast MRI System offers an advantage over traditional breast imaging techniques, such as mammography for imaging dense breast tissue, making the need for access to this technology vital for Asian women," said Ms. Olivia Ho Cheng, president and CEO of Aurora Imaging Technology, Inc.

Cheng continued, "Together with SUMEC, we can offer our advanced breast imaging technology throughout China. We hope in doing so we can improve survival outcomes for millions of women."

Mr. Benli Yu, president of SUMEC, added, "We are excited to bring Aurora's innovative, dedicated breast MRI technology to the physicians and women of China who will directly benefit from this life-saving technology. This partnership with Aurora, positions SUMEC for expansion into the growing diagnostic imaging market."

Aurora Imaging Technology Inc. is a private company based in North Andover, Mass. committed to the fight against breast cancer. Aurora strives to manufacture the highest quality and most cost-effective breast MRI solutions, and partners with a growing number of the world's finest breast care centers to provide the ultimate in the detection, diagnosis, biopsy and management of breast cancer. The Aurora Breast MRI System is in clinical use at a rapidly growing number of leading breast care centers in the U.S., Europe and Asia. For more information please visit .

SUMEC Group Corporation (SUMEC), founded in 1978, is a key member of China National Machinery Industry Corporation (SINOMACH). In the context of global economic integration, through long-term and unremitting exploration, innovation and development, SUMEC has become one of the largest import and export corporations in China. For more information please visit .