Philips completes acquisition of cardiac diagnostics specialist BioTelemetry

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Royal Philips has announced that it has completed the acquisition of BioTelemetry, a US provider of remote cardiac diagnostics and monitoring.

The acquisition of BioTelemetry is a strong fit with Philips’ cardiac care portfolio, and its strategy to transform the delivery of care along the health continuum with integrated solutions, the company said in a press release, announcing the completion of the acquisition.

BioTelemetry has a product portfolio which includes a range of clinically validated ambulatory cardiac diagnostics and monitoring services: Short-term Holter monitoring services, Long-term Holter monitoring services, Event recorder services, and Mobile Cardiac Outpatient Telemetry (MCOT) services. It also has a clinical research business that provides testing services for clinical trials.

“The combination of Philips’ leading patient care management portfolio in the hospital with BioTelemetry’s leading cardiac diagnostics and monitoring portfolio outside the hospital will result in a global leader in patient care management solutions for the hospital and the home for cardiac and other patients,” said Frans van Houten, CEO of Royal Philips. “With our collective portfolios, and our healthcare informatics and services platforms, we will be in an optimal position to improve patient care across care settings for multiple diseases and medical conditions.”


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