Siemens Healthcare and Vertec Scientific formed a distribution partnership, which will see Vertec exclusively market the X Class range of ultrasound systems in the markets of emergency medicine, GP practices, rheumatology, orthopaedics, acute medicine, chest medicine and anaesthetics. The agreement, which is effective immediately, will see Vertec sell the systems and Siemens Healthcare's engineers maintain the technology.
"Vertec is an established and trusted leader in the medical industry and is therefore well placed to develop our position as a specialist in innovative ultrasound solutions," said Declan Dunphy, Ultrasound Product Manager at Siemens Healthcare. "We welcome Vertec's expertise and look forward to working closely together to extend our reach in unexplored and emerging markets."
"Vertec is used to working in niche markets, so we are delighted to work with Siemens Healthcare, extending its ultrasound product offerings in these growing areas," said Bill Hipgrave, Managing Director at Vertec Scientific. "The engineering quality of the products is beyond question and with a strong service group we can be sure that customers will be well supported."
About Vertec Scientific
Established over 30 years ago, Vertec Scientific, based in Silchester, has gained a reputation for customer focus complemented by fast support. Its experience of the UK market covers almost every diagnostic imaging modality including CT, Digital Radiography, MR, Ultrasound and DXA.
About Siemens Healthcare
Siemens Healthcare Sector is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a trendsetter in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, medical information technology and hearing aids. Siemens offers its customers products and solutions for the entire range of patient care from a single source – from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, and on to treatment and aftercare. By optimizing clinical workflows for the most common diseases, Siemens also makes healthcare faster, better and more cost-effective. Siemens Healthcare employs some 48,000 employees worldwide and operates around the world. In fiscal year 2009 (to September 30), the Sector posted revenue of 11.9 billion euros and profit of around 1.5 billion euros. For further information please visit: www.siemens.com/healthcare .