SHANGHAI, Nov. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- United Imaging Healthcare Co., Ltd. (UIH), an international leader in advanced medical imaging and radiotherapy equipment, today announced the appointment of Hermann Requardt, Ph.D., former Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Healthcare, as its Senior Scientific Advisor. Prof. Dr. Requardt will provide strategic guidance on business, technology and R&D globally. It marks another strategic move by UIH to expand its global presence.
"Prof. Dr. Requardt's experience running a global enterprise in this industry accelerates our efforts to further expand internationally," said Dr. Xue Min, Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer at United Imaging. "His breadth and depth of experience - and perspective - will be a catalyst for innovation and development of quality products and services for our global customers."
Prof. Dr. Requardt is an Honorary Professor of Physics at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, with nearly 40 years of industry experience. Most recently, he served as CEO of Siemens Healthcare from 2009-2015. Prior to that, he was Chief Technology Officer of Siemens AG. He led Siemens Medical Solution's Magnetic Resonance business - in the 1990s. Prof. Dr. Requardt sits on several academic and industry boards, and provides strategic guidance for public and private life-science institutions and healthcare companies.
"I met a lot of brilliant scientists and innovators at UIH who not only know how to design excellent products but also think out-of-the-box when it comes to positioning imaging equipment in a changing world of healthcare. Their commitment not only to product superiority but also to AI as future standards for a comprehensive diagnostic approach is essential for addressing both, clinical excellence and healthcare economics within an international team approach," Prof. Dr. Requardt commented.
In the eight years since its inception, UIH's footprint has grown to cover a complete range of high-end medical imaging, radiotherapy, Internet healthcare and AI-powered medical devices and services, thus laying a solid foundation for setting up partnerships in the innovation ecosystem globally. The company actively collaborates with nearly 100 universities, hospitals and research institutions across the globe to optimize product features, develop clinical applications and pursue visionary technologies with the goal to improve people's well-being through scientific innovation and development.
In addition to working with Prof. Dr. Requardt, UIH will further develop its U.S. and global expansion activities by presenting a broad portfolio of products and latest innovations at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and beyond.
United Imaging Healthcare Co., Ltd. (UIH) develops and produces a full portfolio of advanced medical imaging and radiotherapy equipment, and offers medical IT and intelligent solutions. Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Shanghai, the company has subsidiaries and R&D centers across China, U.S., and other parts of the world. The company has more than 3,200 employees, half of whom are researchers. To date, more than 2,700 hospitals worldwide are using UIH products. To learn more, visit https://www.united-imaging.com.
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