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Fischer Imaging (Denver) has entered into an arrangement with Eastman Kodak (Rochester, New York) for Kodak to offer service and support to the global installed base of Fischer's mammography products, including SenoScan digital mammography and MammoTest stereotactic breast biopsy systems.

Fischer completed the sale of its mammography assets – all intellectual property rights used in Fischer's mammography business, including the SenoScan and MammoTest systems – to Hologic (Bedford, Massachusetts) early last fall (Medical Device Daily, Sept. 30, 2005).

With Hologic's consent, Fischer granted Kodak a non-exclusive limited license to use certain mammography assets necessary to provide service and support on the installed base of SenoScan and MammoTest systems.

Under the agreement, it is expected that Kodak's Health Group will provide post-sale support, including telephone customer technical support and on-site equipment repair and maintenance, to Fischer's service customers who enter into a Kodak Service Agreement.

“We believe this arrangement will provide our mammography customers with access to repair and maintenance support from a large, reputable and highly responsive organization,“ said Fischer Imaging.

In other agreements news:

• Telzuit Medical Technologies (Orlando, Florida) said it signed a consulting agreement with Larry Goff, a veteran medical device engineer. Goff will spearhead the final phases of the rollout of the Bio-Patch Wireless Holter Monitor for patient and physician use.

“As Telzuit launches its flagship medical device, it is critical that we complement our team with someone of Larry's caliber and proven ability,“ said Donald Sproat, president and CEO of Telzuit. “He has built an exceptional track record in directing the development and launch of a broad range of breakthrough medical products.“

Most recently, Goff was vice president of engineering for Transmedics (Woburn, Massachusetts). While at Transmedics, Goff led the technical development team of the Organ Care System, used for transporting human hearts intended for transplantation.

He previously headed up the Lifecare Division of Analogic (Peabody, Massachusetts), where he created products as OEM designs for three Agilent (Palo Alto, California) and two Nellcor (Pleasanton, California) product lines, as well as Analogic branded products.

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