Somatex Medical Technologies GmbH has inked a distribution partnership agreement with Hologic Inc., effective immediately. Under the agreement, Hologic will add select Somatex Tumark biopsy site markers to its portfolio of breast cancer screening and interventional products.

“We are proud to partner with a company of Hologic’s caliber,” says André Cerbe, managing director of Somatex. “This agreement is an important milestone in our strategy to become a leader in bringing tissue marker technologies to market.”

The agreement includes exclusive distribution rights for the Tumark Professional X, Q, Vision, and Flex markers and application devices for the United States. The markers are made of a non-resorbing nitinol material that expands into a distinct marker shape upon deployment into the breast, and are visible in such imaging modalities as ultrasound, mammography, and MRI.

“We are truly excited to market our latest marker technology with such an extraordinary team who shares our passion for bringing products to market that make a real difference to people’s lives,” says Joerg Heise, business development director at Somatex.

For more information, visit Hologic or Somatex.