NDC, Inc. and Its Affiliates to Sell Sunlight OmnisenseTM 7000S
Somerset, NJ, USA ( May 11, 2001) Sunlight Medical Inc., a leading provider of point- of-care medical solutions, has announced that National Distribution and Contracting, Inc. (NDC),
one of the largest organizations of medical, surgical, and dental supply distributors in the world, will distribute the Sunlight OmnisenseTM
7000S bone strength assessment device. NDC is the parent company of Abco, ADC, CIDA, and Starline. Under the terms of this agreement, NDC has unlimited rights to sell the product in the United States.
According to John C. Lee, Vice President of Vendor Relations at NDC, "The Sunlight OmnisenseTM
7000S is a totally new approach to osteoporosis assessment. It allows the physician to diagnose and monitor osteoporosis right in the office. We're delighted to have Sunlight on board and are looking
forward to bringing this excellent product to market."
Markus Maritz, President of Sunlight Medical, Inc. noted, "We're very excited about
working with NDC and its affiliates, Abco, StarLine, and CIDA. This group, which is the largest
group of independent distributors in the world, has a strong reputation in the field and we know they
will serve our mutual customers very well."
The Sunlight OmnisenseTM 7000S bone sonometer, a bone strength assessment device, is
equipped with patented OmnipathTM axial transmission technology. The device is an office-based
solution to aid physicians in the diagnosis of osteoporosis and to easily monitor bone changes over
time at the point of care. Clinical studies around the world confirm its accuracy and high precision
level. The Sunlight OmnisenseTM 7000S is the first non-X-ray based device with a Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) approved claim for monitoring bone changes which occur in the early years
following menopause (approximately 50-65).
The Omnisense 7000Sís patented technology, OmnipathTM , is a new concept in bone
strength assessment. OmnipathTM technology non-invasively measures the speed of ultrasonic
waves (SOS) propagating axially along the distal 1/3 radius. According to Irit Yaniv, MD, medical
director at Sunlight Medical, "By measuring along the bone, OmnipathTM technology eliminates
inaccuracies caused by soft tissue factors and provides a comprehensive picture of bone strength
taking into account such properties as bone mineral density, elasticity, cortical thickness, and micro-architecture,
ultimately delivering a more accurate assessment of fracture risk."
NDC, Inc. is the parent corporation of Abco, StarLine, CIDA, and ADC representing the
largest organization of independent medical and dental supply distributors in the world. NDC
represents over 250 distributors internationally by negotiating prices and services on their behalf
through volume purchasing. With a commitment to excellence, NDC members generate an annual
buying power of over $3 billion, which establishes its presence as one of the most powerful
buying and selling entities in the health care industry.
The NDC corporate offices and warehouse facility are located in Nashville, Tennessee.
Sunlight Medical, Inc. is the North American subsidiary of Sunlight Medical, Ltd., an
international company headquartered in Israel. Sunlight develops, manufactures, and markets
cutting-edge medical devices for use in the office or clinic. Sunlight OmnisenseTM 7000S is sold in
over 30 countries and has gained wide recognition in the international medical community.