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Colibri Technologies

December 12, 2014 17:00 ET

Colibri Technologies and Japan Lifeline Execute Distribution Agreement for Intracardiac Echocardiography (ICE) Imaging System in Japan

ONTARIO, ON--(Marketwired - December 12, 2014) - Colibri Technologies, Inc. today announced that it has signed an agreement with Japan Lifeline Co., Ltd. to serve as the exclusive distributor of Colibri's intracardiac echocardiography imaging system in Japan. The companies are working together to obtain the necessary regulatory and reimbursement approvals.

Dr. Brian Courtney, Colibri's President and Chief Executive Officer, comments that "Japan Lifeline is a premier manufacturer and distributor of medical devices in Japan with extensive, long-term experience in electrophysiology. By establishing high-quality distribution with JLL, this agreement represents an important milestone towards our goal to bring Colibri's ICE technology platform to one of the largest medical device markets in the world." 

"Colibri's ICE Technology System is a perfect addition to our product line for the electrophysiology market area," said Keisuke Suzuki, President and Chief Executive Officer of Japan Lifeline. "Along with our long-term electrophysiology manufactured and distributed products platform for the diagnosis of and treatment of arrhythmias and structural heart disease, our goal is to make the Colibri ICE platform a standard of care for intracardiac imaging in Japan."

Courtney and his team founded Colibri Technologies in 2007 through his work as a clinician and scientist at Sunnybrook Research Institute, where he saw first-hand the challenges facing cardiologists and decided to apply his technical skills to improving outcomes of minimally invasive procedures.

About Colibri Technologies
Colibri Technologies, Inc. ( is a medical technology company headquartered in Toronto, Canada, developing image guidance technologies for a broad range of minimally invasive procedures. Our initial area of focus is to provide advanced imaging devices for use during procedures performed by electrophysiologists and interventional cardiologists. Colibri is a privately held, ISO 13485 certified company commercializing technologies initially invented at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Our mission is to make existing and emerging minimally invasive therapies safer, faster and easier by allowing physicians to better visualize patient anatomy and medical devices used therein with high resolution imaging that is straightforward to use.

About Japan Lifeline Co., Ltd.
Japan Lifeline (JLL) has a 33-year history as a manufacturer, importer and distributor of quality medical products. Japan Lifeline will sell the ICE system products through its electrophysiology division, which includes more than 200 field personnel across thirty three offices. JLL has a strong track record of success in building and expanding markets with unique products from some of the world's leading medical technology companies. Japan Lifeline is a publicly traded company, ticker symbol 7575 (JASDAQ). Visit the JLL website at:

Contact Information

  • Company Contact
    Colibri Technologies, Inc.
    Brian Courtney, MD, MSEE
    President & CEO
    416-483-0100 x101