Philips, Ascent to deliver 200 DR systems to China

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Royal Philips Electronics and Ascent Profit, a Chinese medical equipment wholesaler, will collaborate through a $34.8 million deal to bring 200 DR systems to hospitals in China. The $34.8 million contract will enable healthcare facilities across the country to take advantage of Philips’ advanced radiography solutions and provide improved care to millions of patients.

The Chinese healthcare market is growing rapidly, seeing approximately an 11 percent increase each year. The country’s hospitals treat over double the number of patients of similar facilities in Europe. Thus, the companies said, finding ways to simplify diagnostic procedures and access to patient data becomes more important.

Through the agreement with Ascent Profit, Chinese hospitals will have access to Philips DigitalDiagnost and Philips Essenta DR. These systems are designed for small- and medium-sized hospitals and offer advanced digital X-ray capabilities and more efficient digital image workflow.   

“At Philips we understand that the needs of every market and every customer are different. That’s why we work closely with our dealers in China to ensure our world-leading solutions meet the needs of our customers in the fast-growing high-end market in China,” said David Jin, CEO, Philips Medical Systems China.  “Our recent introduction of economical radiography systems demonstrates our commitment to making advanced equipment for improved patient care available at a price point that will drive broad adoption in emerging markets such as China’s.”