EIZO Corporation acquires endoscopy monitor business from Panasonic Healthcare
Two major players in the monitor sector have joined forces. The medical monitors business of Panasonic Healthcare Co., Ltd. (‘Panasonic Healthcare’) became part of the EIZO Corporation in August 2016. The business transfer allows EIZO to combine the expertise of the two leading monitor solution manufacturers, especially for applications in medical imaging. The acquisition allows Karlsruhe-based EIZO GmbH to offer the entire product range of medical monitors for minimally invasive surgery, including 2D, 3D and 4K models.
EIZO had already announced the planned expansion of its business in the healthcare market with a particular focus on the field of operating rooms in a mid-term business plan in 2015. ‘Uncompromising quality and innovative products are EIZO’s strengths,’ said Peter Ziegler, Managing Director of EIZO GmbH in Karlsruhe. ‘Acquiring monitor solutions from Panasonic Healthcare lets us extend this offer into endoscopic image display.’
Panasonic Healthcare has been expanding its endoscopy monitor business since August 2010. Over the years, the company has built strong global partnerships with manufacturers in both endoscopy and OR integration. Panasonic Healthcare products are used in operating rooms around the world where they offer medical specialists outstanding colour settings and accurate colour reproduction. Michael Unger, formerly General Manager at Panasonic Biomedical Sales Europe B.V., sees the merger as a positive step for the future. ‘The many years of experience which EIZO and Panasonic Healthcare have accumulated in the area of imaging technology will provide surgeons with an entirely new level of quality and support in the operating room. As General Manager of Endoscopic Imaging for EIZO GmbH, I am delighted to continue supporting ongoing medical advances through the sale of our medical monitors.’