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Sectra and Philips reunite over PACS in Japan

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Swedish medical image management firm Sectra has rekindled a distribution deal with electronics giant Philips for its picture archiving and communications system (PACS) in Japan. The companies had previously worked on a global basis from 1997 until 2005 as part of a deal that saw Philips sell Sectra’s PACS products worldwide. This deal ended when Philips bought US-based PACS firm Stentor for $280m in cash (www.clinica.co.uk, 8 July 2005). The new deal will see Philips sell the product, called Sectra PACS, in Japan under a joint branding policy. According to Linköping-based Sectra, there is still an installed base of around 30 Sectra/Philips PACS systems in Japan from the firms’ previous collaboration. The firm said these systems would act as a “platform and reference for future expansion in the quality-focused and demanding Japanese market”.

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