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FlowSens®: A New-generation Solution in CT Imaging

VILLEPINTE, France, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --



Presented for the first time at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR, Vienna, 7-10 March 2014), this unique, innovative solution enables Guerbet to broaden its range in the field of medical equipment and devices for the diagnostic imaging market.

Guerbet, the contrast agent and solutions specialist for medical imaging, announces the worldwide launch of FlowSens®, an innovative contrast agent injection solution used in X-ray (CT scan) medical examinations.

CE Marked in the first quarter of 2014, FlowSens® will initially be marketed in Europe (first in Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland) then gradually in other regions of the world.

FlowSens® and its associated disposables are designed to fit seamlessly into the organization of radiology services. Ergonomic and easy-to-use, FlowSens® aims at meeting the practical requirements of radiologists and radiographers.

Composed of a softbag injector, a complete range of associated disposables and services, the FlowSens® solution is the only one on the market which combines a hydraulic syringe-free injection system with intuitive usage and safeguarding of procedures at every stage of the injection. FlowSens® is compatible with ScanBag® and all types of contrast agent available on the market.

Guerbet Group CEO, Yves L'Epine declared, "We are very pleased to make available to radiology professionals a contrast agent injection solution which is the only one of its type in the world, developed in France by the Guerbet Group subsidiary Medex. This launch is in line with the Group's strategy of diversification into medical devices linked to the use of our contrast agents for diagnostic and/or interventional radiology."

FlowSens® targets a market segment with high growth potential. Its syringe-free hydraulic injection system and its clear advantages distinguish it from the existing competitors' offering (syringe & peristaltic based systems).

About FlowSens®

FlowSens® is an innovative solution for the injection of contrast agents and saline solution in CT imaging. It includes a dual soft bag injector (class IIb, CE marked), a complete range of associated disposables (class IIa, CE marked) and services. The injector is adapted to single or multi-patient markets, mono or bi-liquid uses. It is available in pedestal or ceiling-mount versions. FlowSens® is a registered Guerbet trademark.

For additional information about FlowSens® please go to http://www.medexbyguerbet.com

About Medex

A Subsidiary of Guerbet since 2004, based in Saint-Priest near Lyon, Medex is specialized in injection systems and associated medical devices. The company offers injectors and a complete range of disposables and services for CT scan examinations and angiography. Medex also offers disposables for MRI examinations.

Medex is well known on the market for its innovations, in particular its range of innovative SBI ("Soft Bag Injector") and FlowSens® injectors and its patented Secufill® patient line system.

About Guerbet

A pioneer in the field of contrast agents with more than 80 years of experience, Guerbet is the only pharmaceutical group fully dedicated to medical imaging worldwide. As such it has a complete offering of contrast products for X-ray and MRI and for interventional radiology, along with a range of injectors and related medical equipment to provide improved diagnosis and treatment of patients. To promote the discovery of new products and assure future growth, Guerbet devotes significant resources to research and development every year (approximately 10% of sales).

Guerbet (GBT) is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris (Eurolist Segment B - Mid Caps) and had sales of €390 million in 2013 with a total workforce of 1,485 employees, of which over 1,000 are in France.

For additional information about Guerbet please go to http://www.guerbet.com

The FlowSens® injector is designed for intravenous injection of contrast agent and saline solution for CT scan examinations. The device is a regulated healthcare product and carries, in line with this regulation, the CE marking. Class: IIb. Notified body: LNE G-Med (CE 0459). Manufacturer: Medex, 240 allée Jacques Monod, 69800 Saint-Priest, France. Refer to the product instruction for use, for full information on precautions and the correct use of the medical device. Intended for healthcare professionals.

Forward-looking statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Guerbet Group management. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performances of the company and the estimates given here. These factors include those discussed in Guerbet's public reports which are available on the Guerbet website at http://www.guerbet.com. The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking-statements or to conform them to future events or developments.

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