Ootawara Japan, March 7, 2018– Canon Medical Systems Corporation (Headquarters: Otawara, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan; President: Toshio Takiguchi) has concluded a contract to acquire shares of Fysicon B.V. (Headquarters: Oss, Netherlands; CEO: Linda Elberse). Fysicon is a leader in healthcare information systems and equipment for obtaining physiological information. The acquisition of Fysicon was completed according to the required approval procedures.
With unique advanced technologies and clinical evidence in the field of hospital IT systems and workflow as the backbone of its business, Fysicon is well-known for developing and manufacturing product families such as cardiovascular monitoring systems and selling them globally. In particular, equipment for reading cardiac waveforms and analyzing cardiac function has been highly evaluated by customers as an advanced product with compact design and intuitive operability.
Due to population aging, prevalence of cardiac diseases and abnormalities such as arrhythmia and myocardial infarction that have been increasing recently, are raising the importance of minimal-invasive treatments that minimize patient discomfort. A wide variety of diagnostic systems (such as X-ray angiography systems) are used as frontline support in such treatment.
Fysicon’s CEO Linda Elberse commented, “We can provide new total solutions for cardiovascular treatment and management through integration of our company with Canon Medical Systems. I believe that the experience and expertise of both parties will surely be useful in helping to solve challenges in clinical practice.” Toshio Takiguchi, President of Canon Medical Systems, said, “I’m really pleased that we can provide new clinical value to patients and medical professionals by combining Fysicon’s advanced technologies with our systems.”
As a first step, by releasing integrated solutions through a combination of Fysicon products and our X-ray angiography systems, mainly in the market outside Japan, Canon Medical Systems will make efforts to further improve workflow in the clinical front line of cardiac disease treatment. In addition, we will strive to realize total care solutions that cover all processes, from pre-operative examination to intra-operative, post-operative, and follow-up examinations, by fusing the healthcare IT technologies of both companies.
Canon Medical Systems will continue to provide products with the latest technologies and services, and further contribute to healthcare throughout the world based on our management philosophy “Made for Life”, which expresses the company’s sincere desire to contribute to healthcare that protects and values human life.
|Company name||Fysicon B.V. （https://www.fysicon.com/）|
|Business activities||Development, manufacturing, sales of Healthcare IT products|
|Employees||Around 40 employees|
“Made for Life” is a trademark of Canon Medical Systems Corporation.