RASTATT, Germany, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Contract negotiations have been finalized and now it is official: Maquet the global leader in OR complete solutions and Siemens Healthcare Sector will now collaborate closely to introduce a combined system for diagnostics and surgical procedures. The very first systems will be delivered and installed starting in May 2012.
The heart of the joint solution is the angiography system Artis zeego (Siemens) and the Magnus operating table system (Maquet). The application is primarily intended for the hybrid operating room. A decisive benefit of the combined solution for hospitals is its versatile range of application in the OR: in future, the solution will be used for angiographic imaging as well as for open surgery. Both companies see considerable growth potential for the hybrid OR in this joint development, in particular for the fields of cardiovascular surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedics, traumatology and urology.
The agreement shall apply worldwide and be implemented by the subsidiaries of both companies individually and at a national level. In future, Siemens Healthcare Sector and Maquet will mutually advise customers on issues pertaining to the hybrid OR.
"We look forward to developing new global business portfolios with Siemens Healthcare and to show our customers the benefits of our combined system," says Michael Rieder, Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing, Getinge Medical Systems.
With this new joint effort, Maquet is further expanding its longstanding position as a global leader for the hybrid OR. Besides the Magnus operating table system, the product range encompasses all essential components of the hybrid OR - from products such as surgical lights, VARIOP, ceiling supply systems, heart-lung machines, anesthesia machines and in-house OR integration, development and production to the planning of highly complex projects.
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As a trusted partner for hospitals and clinicians since 1838, Maquet is a global leader in medical systems that advance surgical interventions, cardiovascular procedures and critical care. Maquet develops and designs innovative products and therapeutic applications for the operating room, hybrid OR/cath lab, intensive care unit and patient transport within acute care hospitals, improving outcomes and quality of life for patients.
Cardiovascular specialties include intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation (IABC) therapy for cardiac assist; coronary artery bypass surgery; aortic and peripheral vascular surgery; and extracorporeal circulation.
The Critical Care portfolio includes market-leading intensive care ventilators and anesthesia machines.
Maquet also equips Surgical Workplaces with critical infrastructure such as flexible room design for OR and ICU; OR tables; lights and ceiling supply units; and OR integration for image data management.
Maquet is a subsidiary of the publicly listed Swedish Getinge Group. In 2011, Maquet generated nearly 1.4 billion Euro which is more than half of the Group's annual revenue of 2.4 billion Euros. The Getinge Group has 13,000 employees worldwide, including around 6,000 Maquet employees in 50 international sales and service organizations, as well as a network of more than 280 sales representatives. For more information please visit http://www.maquet.com and http://www.getingegroup.com.
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