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Fujifilm expands its medical IT business with the acquisition of the Japanese medical information system provider, Yokogawa Medical Solutions

News Release

September 30, 2019

Tokyo, September 30, 2019 — FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) has today acquired all shares of a radiology IT system provider, Yokogawa Medical Solutions Corporation (Head office: Suginami, Tokyo), from Yokogawa Electric Corporation (Head office: Musashino, Tokyo; President: Hitoshi Nara). Yokogawa Medical Solutions makes a new start as a Fujifilm's 100%-owned subsidiary “FUJIFILM Medical Solutions Corporation” from today.

Since its establishment in 2010, Yokogawa Medical Solutions has developed and marketed the ShadeQuest Series of image information systems and service systems for radiotherapy departments. The ShadeQuest Series, introduced mainly to university hospitals and major hospitals in Japan, has won strong reputation at the medical frontline, where efficiency improvement and information sharing are required, by offering specialized service menus and detailed customization to cater to the needs of doctors and technologist.

Fujifilm globally offers a variety of medical IT products including picture archiving communication system (PACS) “SYNAPSE5”, “SYNAPSE 3D (VINCENT)” that compiles and analyzes high-precision 3D images from tomographic images taken by CT and MRI, and “SYNAPSE VNA” that integrates information management system of each department with clinical data within a hospital and displays it efficiently to streamline clinical operations.

Recent advances in diagnostic imaging system capabilities has led to significant increases in the number of images that need to be interpreted and increased doctors' workload while creating regional disparity in medical services, attributable to doctor shortages. This has created strong market demand for solutions that assist efficient clinical services. In response, Fujifilm is working to develop a unique collection of image processing technologies and working on the practical application of AI technology to support diagnostic imaging and medical workflow under the brand name “REiLI.”

Fujifilm's move to acquire Yokogawa Medical Solutions will expand its lineup of medical IT systems and strengthens its ability to offer flexible customization of such systems for a wide variety of medical institutions including hospitals and clinics. Tapping into Yokogawa Medical Solutions' deep knowledge and the market needs, Fujifilm will accelerate the development of Fujifilm's AI technology, thereby streamlining doctors' clinical work even further.

Fujifilm will continue to develop and supply a wide range of products and services that meet the needs of the medical frontline in various fields, contributing to streamlining clinical work, enhancing the quality of medical care and maintaining and strengthening people's health.

<Profile of Yokogawa Medical Solutions>

Company name

Yokogawa Medical Solutions Corporation

Establishment

April, 2010

Location

Ogikubo Suginami Ward, Tokyo

Paid-in capital

402.5 million yen

Workforce

180 employees

Business description

Developing, manufacturing and marketing medical IT products

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Contact

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FUJIFILM Corporation
Corporate Communications Division

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