January 11, 2007
FUJIFILM Corporation (President and CEO: Shigetaka Komori; hereinafter referred to as “Fujifilm”) has acquired all shares of Problem Solving Concepts Inc. (head office: Indianapolis, Indiana; hereafter, “ProSolv”) through its US sales subsidiary FUJIFILM Medical Systems USA, Inc. ProSolv, a provider of medical imaging information systems for cardiology, will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujifilm.
Since its formation, ProSolv has steadily accumulated an impressive body of advanced software technologies, and since 2000 has marketed its unique Cardiology-PACS (Picture Archiving and Communications System), a medical imaging information system for the circulatory system that is primarily used to facilitate the diagnosis of heart disease and other circulatory disorders. The ProSolv Cardiology-PACS is highly regarded for its customizable and comprehensive reporting solutions, along with other advanced functions necessary for diagnosis of heart disease and other circulatory disorders, including dynamic image displays, electrocardiogram synchronization and quantitative analysis capabilities. The Prosolv Cardiology-PACS has been introduced at approximately 350 sites in the U.S. and other parts of the world.
Under the corporate philosophy of using leading-edge, proprietary technologies to “help enhance the quality of life of people worldwide”, Fujifilm has globally expanded its medical imaging business, which has become one of its core businesses. Fujifilm has earned global recognition for developing the digital x-ray imaging diagnostic system FCR (Fuji Computed Radiography) in 1981, and subsequently its Web-integrated PACS, SYNAPSE network system, to store and process medical imaging information. With the delivery of these products, Fujifilm has been contributing to improvements in the quality and efficiency of medical imaging diagnosis.
With the rapid progress of IT in medical fields, demand for PACS installations is growing as it enables unified diagnostic information management, accurate and quick reporting and recording of diagnostic results, and allows doctors in charge of diagnosis and treatment and other medical staff to share this information at any time. Accordingly, cardiovascular departments are now expected to move quickly to incorporate PACS, thus expanding the market. Moreover, large facilities are increasingly required to internally manage and integrate the data of multiple departments, including radiology departments, which handle particularly large quantities of medical images and increasingly need to share their image information with cardiovascular departments. More than 1000 health care facilities around the world have installed SYNAPSE, proving its high quality and reliability. Through the acquisition of ProSolv, Fujifilm will now be able to integrate cardiology-PACS with SYNAPSE, thereby further enhancing the sophisticated functions of its system. Fujifilm will introduce the integrated SYNAPSE to cardiology departments and facilities worldwide that require information sharing solutions between radiology and cardiology departments.
Fujifilm is now making further headway toward new growth strategies that revolve around growing and prospective business fields including medical and life science businesses. The company is considerably strengthening its capital and R&D investments, while enlarging its new businesses through active mergers and acquisitions. The acquisition of ProSolv is one facet of this growth strategy. In keeping with its corporate philosophy, Fujifilm will continue to enhance its medical business and its efforts to contribute to improvements in the quality and efficiency of medical care as well as the health and quality of life of people worldwide.
<Overview of Problem Solving Concepts Inc.>
Establishment: December 1989
President and CEO: Thomas Feigenbaum
Location of HQ: Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A.
Operations: Development, sales, and maintenance of Cardiology-PACS, a medical imaging information system for cardiovascular departments
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