En Es
Categories

Industry News

Philips Acquires TomTec Imaging Systems

By Medimaging International staff writers
24 Jul 2017

Image: Royal Philips has signed an agreement to acquire TomTec Imaging Systems (Photo courtesy of iStock).Royal Philips (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) has signed an agreement to acquire TomTec Imaging Systems GmbH (Munich, Germany), a provider of intelligent image analysis software, especially for diagnostic ultrasound. The acquisition is expected to strengthen Philips’ position in cardiac ultrasound, and support the company’s further expansion in other clinical areas, such as obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN).

Philips’ ultrasound portfolio finds application across a broad range of clinical specialties including radiology, cardiology, point-of-care and OB/GYN. The company’s innovations in ultrasound solutions include real-time 3D imaging of the heart, quantification tools driven by Anatomical Intelligence, and ultra-mobile, portable ultrasound solutions. TomTec offers multi-modality and vendor-neutral diagnostic and analysis applications in cardiology, radiology and OB/GYN, allowing clinicians to increase efficiency and diagnostic quality through automated and reproducible measurements. The company’s clinical applications, workflow solutions and R&D capabilities are expected to complement Philips’ strengths in ultrasound image quality, 3D-imaging and transducer technology.

“We are committed to providing ultrasound solutions that combine superb image quality with advanced analytics to drive efficiency and reproducibility, while reducing costs for our customers,’’ said Vitor Rocha, Business Leader Ultrasound Business Group at Philips. “The acquisition of TOMTEC brings a strong team and new assets that are strategically valuable to Philips and will enable us to accelerate growth in our cardiac ultrasound and OB/GYN portfolios.”



E-mail Print
FaceBook Twitter Google+ Linked in

Philips Healthcare

Operates in Diagnostic Imaging Systems, Patient Care and Clinical Informatics, Customer Services, and Home Healthcare with a strong presence in cardio-pulmonary, oncology and women’s health
More info

More articles about Philips Healthcare

10 Mar 2020
Philips Receives Global AI for Enhanced Radiology Interpretation Company of The Year Award from Frost & Sullivan
 Philips Healthcare (Amsterdam?, Noord-Holland) has been recognized with the 2019 Global Company of the Year Award by Frost & Sullivan, based on its recent analysis of the global market for Artificial Intelligence (AI) for enhanced radiology interpretation market. Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents a Company of the Year award to the organization that demonstrates excellence in terms of growth strategy and implementation in its field. The award recognizes a high degree of innovation with products and technologies, and the resulting leadership in terms of customer value and market penetration.
Read More
05 Apr 2019
Philips Acquires Direct Radiology Teleradiology Platform
Royal Philips is expanding its radiology solutions portfolio with innovative teleradiology services, aimed at addressing the increasing shortage of radiologists, as well as the pressing need to improve access to precision diagnoses.
Read More
30 Oct 2018
Philips Launches Start-Up AI Collaboration Program
Royal Philips has launched its first global start-up collaboration program involving the company’s innovation hubs in Cambridge, US, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, Bangalore, India and Shanghai, China focused on the application of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare. The program focuses on the application of AI-based clinical decision support tools, such as image interpretation, analysis and integration, and workflow tools, such as intelligent treatment plans for radiology, ultrasound and oncology.
Read More
22 Aug 2018
Intel and Philips Partner to Speed Up Imaging Analysis Using AI
Intel Corporation and Royal Philips have tested two healthcare use cases for deep learning inference models: one on X-rays of bones for bone-age-prediction modeling and the other on CT scans of lungs for lung segmentation. In these tests, which were conducted using Intel Xeon Scalable processors and the OpenVINO toolkit, the researchers achieved a speed improvement of 188 times for the bone-age-prediction model and 38 times for the lung-segmentation model over the baseline measurements. These tests show that healthcare organizations can implement artificial intelligence (AI) workloads without expensive hardware investments.
Read More
25 Jun 2018
Philips Acquires Remote Diagnostic Technologies to Expand Therapeutics
Royal Philips has acquired Remote Diagnostic Technologies, which offers advanced solutions for the pre-hospital market providing monitoring, cardiac therapy and data management. RDT’s portfolio of connected emergency care solutions will complement Philips’ Therapeutic Care business and strengthen its leadership position in the resuscitation and emergency care market. RDT’s acquisition will also strengthen Philips’ ability to innovate, drive digital transformation in healthcare, and enter new markets.
Read More
12 Mar 2018
Philips Launches Artificial Intelligence Platform for Healthcare
Royal Philips has launched HealthSuite Insights, including the Insights Marketplace, to support the advancing adoption of analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) in key healthcare domains. HealthSuite Insights, which made its debut at the 2018 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition (HIMSS18), gives data scientists, software developers, clinicians and healthcare providers access to advanced analytic capabilities to curate and analyze healthcare data, and offers them tools and technologies to build, maintain, deploy and scale AI-based solutions. Insights Marketplace will provide the healthcare industry's first ecosystem where curated AI assets from Philips and others are readily available for license.
Read More
12 Mar 2018
Philips Partners with Hologic to Provide Solutions for Women's Health
Royal Philips has entered into a partnership with Hologic to offer care professionals integrated solutions comprising diagnostic imaging modalities, advanced informatics and services for screening, diagnosis and treatment of women, worldwide.
Read More
21 Nov 2017
Philips and Nuance to Bring AI Directly into Radiology Reporting
Health technology company Royal Philips and Nuance Communications, Inc., a provider of intelligent voice and language solutions, will jointly bring artificial intelligence-based (AI-based) image interpretation and reporting capabilities to radiologists.
Read More

Additional news

20 Apr 2020
Nova's Stat EMS Basic Blood Testing System Launched in CE Mark Countries
Nova Biomedical (Waltham, MA, USA) has launched the Stat EMS Basic blood testing system for ambulance and emergency care in CE mark countries. Stat EMS Basic measures fingerstick capillary lactate, glucose, ketone, hemoglobin, and hematocrit in six to 40 seconds with laboratory-quality results.
Read More
20 Apr 2020
Nova's Stat Profile Prime Plus Blood Gas Analyzer Receives FDA Clearance for POC Use
Nova Biomedical (Waltham, MA, USA) has secured clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Stat Profile Prime Plus critical care blood gas analyzer for point-of-care (POC) use.
Read More
17 Apr 2020
ECR 2020 to Go Ahead as Online Congress on July 15-19, 2020
In view of the ongoing spread of COVID-19 across the world and its growing global impact, the board of directors of the European Society of Radiology (Vienna) has decided not to hold an onsite European Congress of Radiology (ECR) in 2020. Instead, ECR 2020 will go ahead as an online congress to ensure a safe experience for its members, partners, staff and the general public.
Read More
08 Apr 2020
Nova Biomedical Adds PT/INR Test to Allegro Analyzer for POC Testing
Nova Biomedical (Waltham, MA, USA) has added PT/INR testing for its Allegro capillary blood analyzer for point-of-care (POC) testing in primary care settings. With the ability to test for clotting disorders and monitor the effectiveness of blood-thinning medications, the Allegro and its StatStrip-A companion meter provide 18 clinically important tests to help physicians make therapeutic decisions and adjustments at the POC.
Read More
01 Apr 2020
SymphonyAI Acquires TeraRecon
SymphonyAI Group (Los Altos, CA, USA), an operating group of leading business-to-business artificial intelligence (AI) companies, has acquired TeraRecon (Durham, NC, USA), an advanced visualization and AI solution provider for medical imaging.
Read More
23 Mar 2020
Artificial Intelligence-Based Methods to Cut MRI Read Times Receives USD 250K Grant
 Research to detect and predict blocked arteries and cardiovascular risk using knee MRI images conducted by Chun Yuan, Ph.D., Professor of Radiology and Bioengineering and Vice Chair for Global Affairs at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA, USA) has been recognized and awarded a grant by the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine (Dallas, TX, USA).
Read More
23 Mar 2020
Surgical Robots Market to Reach USD 13.1 Billion by 2027 Due to High Acceptance in Emerging Regions
 The global surgical robots market is forecasted to reach USD 13.1 billion by 2027, driven mainly by low turn-around times and increased innovation in robotics over the coming years. Surgical robots are finding increased acceptance in the emerging Asia region, according to a study by Transparency Market Research (Albany NY, USA), a next-generation market intelligence provider. The study is based on recent findings by IEEE (an Association for Electronic Engineering) that millennial parents are increasingly opting for robotic surgeries for their children in Asia Pacific region. The study also reveals that low availability of robotic surgeries remains a concern.
Read More
19 Mar 2020
Advantech Launches Medical-Grade AVAS-400 Series 4K UHD Video Recorder
 Advantech Co., Ltd. (Taipei, Taiwan), a provider of medical computing platforms and solutions, has launched its AVAS-400 Series medical-grade 4K ultra high-definition (UHD) video recorder aimed at ensuring operating precision. Advantech’s AVAS-400 Series, which includes two models, the AVAS-401 and the AVAS-402, are ideal for surgery centers, operating rooms, and training facilities that use 4K UHD cameras and display monitors for surgical operations and post-surgery reviews and research.
Read More
19 Mar 2020
Artificial Intelligence Helps Cancer Patients Start Radiation Therapy Sooner
 A new study by researchers from UT Southwestern’s Medical Artificial Intelligence and Automation (MAIA) Lab (Dallas, TX, USA) has demonstrated that artificial intelligence (AI) can help cancer patients start their radiation therapy sooner – and thereby decrease the odds of the cancer spreading – by instantly translating complex clinical data into an optimal plan of attack.
Read More
Copyright © 2000-2020 TradeMed.com. All rights reserved. | Terms And Conditions