Philips has signed an agreement to acquire TomTec Imaging Systems GmbH, a provider of intelligent image analysis software, especially for diagnostic ultrasound. Headquartered in Munich (Germany), a press release reports, TomTec’s products and services support clinicians to increase efficiency and diagnostic quality through automated and reproducible measurements.
According to the press release, the acquisition will strengthen Philips’ leadership position in cardiac ultrasound. Vitor Rocha, business leader Ultrasound Business Group at Philips, comments: “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. 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.”
Last month, Philips announced its decisions to acquire Spectranetics—which a press release reported was “to accelerate expansion” in its image-guided therapy devices—and CardioProlific (a catheter-based thrombectomy approaches to treat peripheral vascular disease).