A Medical Device Daily

DR Systems (San Diego), makers of the Unity RIS/PACS system, reported 12 new contracts with healthcare facilities — ranging from diagnostic imaging centers to large hospitals — totaling more than $7.4 million.

It said that the contract signings came toward the end of 2006, contributing to a record sales year for the 15-year-old company.

The 12 new facilities awarding the contracts are: Advanced Imaging of Robinson (McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania), Moran, Rowen and Dorsey (Orange, California), Bakersfield Memorial Hospital (Bakersfield, California), Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center (Jasper, Indiana), Community Hospital of San Bernardino (San Bernardino, California), Alhambra Hospital Medical Center (Alhambra, California), Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center (Matton, Illinois), Advanced Imaging Center of Amarillo (Amarillo, Texas), Klamath Radiology Associates (Klamath Falls, Oregon), Skagit Valley Hospital (Mt. Vernon, Washington), Island Hospital (Anacortes, Washington), and United General Hospital (Sedro-Woolley, Washington)

The largest contract was for more than $1.1 million, with the smallest contract at just over $200,000. DR said that the range of facilities and contract sizes reflects the scalable nature of its RIS/PACS.

DR Systems’ Unity RIS-PACS integrates numerous tools to improve financial performance and productivity, including Web-based scheduling, image, report and audio clip distribution; patented, automated hanging protocols for radiologists;

In other contract news: Implant Sciences (Wakefield, Massachusetts) reported that a “Fortune-500” provider of technology-based products and services has awarded Implant’s semiconductor division a service contract expected to run over the next 24 months with the potential to generate revenues of up to $1.5 million.

The company said it received the first purchase order to perform the initial phase of the contract which provides for the modification of an existing ion implanter that should enable the ion implantation of the customer’s specialty substrate. Following this initial phase, pilot production could then proceed over the remainder of the life of the contract.

Implant Sciences uses its core ion technology to develop products for homeland security, semiconductor and medical device industries. It also has developed and portable and bench-top detection devices, distributed under the Quantum Sniffer brand name, to identify explosives. n