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Daiichi Pharmaceutical Receives Import Approval for Ultrasound Contrast Medium Sonazoid

Tokyo, Oct 26, 2006 (JCN) - Japan's Ministry of Labour, Health and Welfare ttoday granted Daiichi Pharmaceutical approval for the ultrasound contrast medium Sonazoid for Injection, a worldwide first.

Sonazoid, which is developed in close collaboration with GE Healthcare, the licensor, is a minimally invasive contrast medium characterized by prolonged ability to maintain its contrasting attributes.

Sonazoid promises to contribute to improving differential and presence diagnosis in diagnosing lesions associated with hepatic tumors as well as assessing the effectiveness of local treatment and post-treatment follow-ups in liver cancer patients.

By Chris Lui Staff Writer

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