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Entering the Global Market with the Unique High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Technology
HyunJong Park / CEO Please introduce us to Alpinion Medical Systems. 「Competing with global companies utilizing Korea’s first High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) medical device」 Founded in 2007, Alpinion Medical Systems specializes in ultrasound devices, with a particular emphasis on our unique probe technology (used for devices that can look inside the human body by sending ultrasound waves to the body and visualizing the reflected waves). After we were acquired by Iljin in 2008, with the financial support of the mother company, we were able to focus on R&D and commercialize ultrasound medical devices using HIFU for the first time in Korea. Now, Alpinion Medical Systems is well known for ultrasound diagnostic and medical devices, as we export our products to approximately 200 countries worldwide. In 2014, we hit the 30 million dollars mark in export revenues, and in 2016, we were designated as one of the 300 World Class companies by the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy, and in December 2021, we were designated as an innovative medical devices company. Briefly describe the advantages and features of the “ultrasound diagnostic and medical devices.” 「Responding to customer needs with a wide range of products」 Our X-CUBE 90, a premium ultrasound diagnostic device that uses our own probe technology, allows for quick and accurate diagnosis utilizing various diagnostic functions and high-resolution images. Our ALPIUS 900 model incinerates and removes tumors by directing High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) to the body in a focused manner. As it uses non-invasive treatment techniques (no cuts or scars), ALPIUS 900 is an ultrasound medical device that provides safe and accurate treatment for patients with uterine fibroids or adenomyosis. ALPIUS 900 is also convenient and easy for the medical staff to handle, provides real-time ultrasound images, and allows for accurate targeting and quick surgical procedures. Lastly, our mini-sized ultrasound diagnostic device, Minisono, allows users to see high-resolution ultrasound diagnostic images when connected to a tablet computer equipped with Windows 10 and a USB. As it is small and portable, it can be used anywhere, including emergency rooms, operating rooms, or when visiting patients at their homes. What are your future business plans or blueprint after entering the global market? 「Aiming for a spot on the global top 10 list by supplying products to large hospitals in advanced countries」 In 2021, we recorded sales of KRW 62.1 billion and an operating profit of KRW 4.3 billion. This year, we are aiming for sales of KRW 100 billion by improving our product portfolio, focusing on products in the mid-upper price range. We plan to compete with global brands by selling our products to advanced countries and large hospitals with our premium sales strategy. By strengthening partnerships with buyers in the Middle East and our global network that features approximately 200 countries worldwide, and consistently working on R&D, we will place ourselves on the global top 10 list. Vidieo: https://youtu.be/nmekUXBMhB4 Article link: https://www.koreamedical.or.kr/en/news/board-view/1812022.06.24
Iljin Group’s ALPINION Strengthens Diagnostic Ultrasound Solution of ‘X-CUBE’ series
Iljin Group’s ALPINION Strengthens Diagnostic Ultrasound Solution of ‘X-CUBE’ series Upgraded High-performance Line, Develops Differentiated Technology Tailored to Hospital Specialities - Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, Obstetrics & Gynecology Iljin Group’s subsidiary specializing in ultrasound medical equipment, Alpinion Medical System (CEO PARK Hyun-jong), is intensifying its diagnostic solution by launching an upgraded version of its flagship model X-CUBE 90 and 70 that were introduced last year as well as a new compact ultrasound system, X-CUBE i9.2022.03.23
Compared to the conventional E-CUBE product line, ‘X-CUBE’ product line boasts significantly upgraded performance. Since its launch, it has been well received within the market for its clear image quality and comfortable usability as it uses AI technology.
During the past year or so since the product’s launch, the company has studied the practical needs of customers in the medical industry, which have been reflected to the upgraded version, and thus is garnering attention. The upgrade, in particular, not only includes enhanced imaging performance but also intensified diagnostic solutions tailored to each application. ▲Significantly enhanced performance by introducing optimized imaging for each application= X-CUBE model provides high sensitivity and high resolution images through the ‘X+ ARCHITECTURE’ platform that Alpinion has solely developed. With the latest upgrade, the platform has significantly enhanced the image performance of being tailored to the patients of each application. In particular, X-CUBE provides outstanding imaging performance compared to other products when it comes to patients with high BMI ▲Application of new transducer= In order to expand the diagnostic scope, X-CUBE has significantly added new transducers - those for peripheral blood vessels, young children, early fetus diagnostic purposes. The transducers for diagnosing young children and early fetus involves the company’s proprietary transducer technology, ‘X+ CRYSTAL SIGNATURE,’ and thus provides high sensitivity and high resolution images. ▲Expanding usability through AI technology= Equipped with the company’s proprietary AI technology, X-CUBE provides comfortable usability. It has been applied to Obstetrics & Gynecology and Cardiovascular hospitals where ultrasound scanning is frequently used. X-CUBE enhances practitioners’ work efficiency while providing better care for patients. With the expanded insurance coverage of ultrasonic cardiogram in Korea, X-CUBE is expected to be more widely used. In addition, X+ Auto IVC is a function that enables real-time automatic measurement of the inferior vena cautery diameter, can be used for diagnosing the function of the right atrium. X+ Auto Biometry & Follicle is a useful function for Obstetrics & Gynecology as it automatically measures the size and volume of follicles within an ovary and measures various areas that are needed to calculate the fetal weight. Moreover, it also helps measure automatically cardiac output and Carotid Intima-Media Thickness (IMT)that are useful in cardiovascular diagnosis. ▲Diagnosing liver fibrosis using Shearwave Elastography technology= It also provides non-invasive diagnosis of liver fibrosis using Shearwave Elastography technology rather than the conventional means through liver biopsy. Such technology enables early diagnosis and monitoring of liver fibrosis. Alpinion is now undergoing joint research with Seoul National University Boramae Hospital. “The company is very delighted to be able to introduce the upgraded version of the X-CUBE series,” says CEO PARK Hyun-jong, adding that “it plans to introduce further upgrades in the second quarter, and will continue to develop and expand differentiated technology that maximizes diagnostic convenience through further advancement of its AI and imaging technologies.”
ALPINION Launches X-CUBE 90, A High-performance Ultrasound Diagnostic System
ALPINION Launches X-CUBE 90, A High-performance Ultrasound Diagnostic System - Provides high-resolution diagnostic images with X+ Architecture - X+ Assistant enables swift diagnosis through auto measurement using machine learning technology SEOUL, South Korea--ALPINION MEDICAL SYSTEMS Co., Ltd (ALPINION), a medical ultrasound professional, announced that it will launch X-CUBE 90 in March. X-CUBE 90 is the top-tier model of X-CUBE, a brand developed by upgrading the existing E-CUBE product line. Compared to the existing models, X-CUBE 90 provides a more detailed image and comfortable user interface and thus a diagnostic environment of greater efficiency. X-CUBE 90 applied X+ Architecture, an imaging platform independently developed by ALPINION. X+ Architecture is a premium-grade imaging platform created by combining X+ Crystal signature™, a transducer technology with high sensitivity and wideband, and the company’s cutting-edge beamforming and data processing technology, X+ FIT. With ALPINION’s unique algorithm, large-size data are swiftly reorganized, thus clear and high-resolution images are provided. In addition, X+ FIT, a hardware technology applied to X-CUBE 90 , increases data transmission capacity, data transmission speed, and data processing speed by 4, 10, and up to 14 times compared to existing products. ALPINION applied the following new technologies to X-CUBE 90: ▲ X+ MicroView: The vascular imaging mode that displays micro blood flow.2021.03.02
It clearly displays low-speed blood flow, which has not been possible with Color Doppler at the fast frame rate . ▲ X+ pSWE: The Point Shear Wave Elastography shows objective quantified stiffness of tissue and the reliability index
of a measured result is displayed, ensuring to reduce unnecessary biopsies for patients. ▲ X+ Assistant: With an optimal scanning protocol registered according to the guideline formulated from practical use,
keystroke time is reduced by at least 50%, thus effectively decreasing examination time. ALPINION CEO Hyunjong Park states, “We are thrilled about the launch of the new high-performance ultrasound diagnostic system, X-CUBE 90.
We will continue introducing new products that meet the expectations of healthcare providers and patients around the world.” About ALPINION MEDICAL SYSTEMS Co., Ltd. As a subsidiary of ILJIN Group (015860.KS), a company representing South Korea in the field of parts and materials manufacturing, ALPINION MEDICAL SYSTEMS specializes in the development and supply of medical ultrasounds . By independently developing and manufacturing high-quality transducers, diagnostic, and therapeutic ultrasound systems, it is contributing to the elevation in quality of medical services.
MSK Case Study - Elbow
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[Feature release] CUBE NOTE
ALPINION has released an application “CUBE NOTE” for all parents.2020.05.08
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