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Volcano Announces Installed Base Growth Milestone
Date:12/15/2009

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Volcano Corporation (Nasdaq: VOLC), a leading developer of precision intravascular therapy guidance tools - including Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR), Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS), Forward Looking IVUS and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) - designed to enhance the diagnosis and treatment of coronary and peripheral vascular disease, announced today the placement of over 2,500 s5 family consoles worldwide. The s5 family of consoles was first launched in April 2006, with more than 1,000 systems placed in the last 12 months alone.

"Reaching this milestone as quickly as we have is a clear demonstration of the strong demand for our diverse PCI guidance technology," said Scott Huennekens, President and Chief Executive Officer of Volcano. "Despite the challenging healthcare and economic environment in the U.S., Volcano has placed more systems in the past 12 months than at anytime in our history, and by our estimate, capturing more than 70% of all new IVUS systems placed in U.S. hospitals during this period. There are three key changes in the intravascular assessment markets responsible for and driving the recent pace of installments. First, and most important, is strong clinical evidence. Recent data from international multi-center studies including FAME and PROSPECT clearly demonstrate both the severe limitations of using angiography alone and the clinical and economic benefits of using more precise guidance with FFR and IVUS. Second, is the ease of use of these modern integrated systems. Many historical barriers to adoption of the technology have been overcome by building integrated systems physically into each room, which reduces procedure time and makes the technology accessible to more patients. The final driver is the increased demand for Volcano's proprietary technology. Volcano has t
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