Chindex International, Inc., the largest independent American distributor of Western healthcare products and tech services in China, announced The People's Liberation Army (PLA) of the People's Republic of China has signed an agreement today to purchase 11 ACUSON Sequoia 512 ultrasound systems manufactured by Siemens Medical Solutions, to be installed in PLA hospitals throughout China.

The agreement, which was signed by the PLA, Siemens Medical Solutions and Chindex, covers the exclusive supply of ultra-premium, whole-body, color Doppler ultrasound scanners for the Chinese military hospital system throughout the 2003/2004 fiscal year.

Signing the agreement today during a ceremony held as part of a Chinese government trade mission were Lt. Colonel Ji Chunlei and Colonel Zhou Dan from the General Logistics Bureau of the PLA and the Army Central Hospital; David Amidei, from the Siemens Medical Solutions Ultrasound Division; and Roberta Lipson, president and CEO of Chindex International.

"Chindex has been providing top tier Western medical technologies to the PLA hospital system for more than 20 years. We consider the award of the contract to be a tribute to both the excellent quality of the Siemens ACUSON Sequoia ultrasound product as well as our long history of being a reliable supplier and service provider to the PLA Hospital System. We expect to ship these systems over the next few months," commented Roberta Lipson at the conclusion of the ceremony.

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