Philips acquires CardioProlific

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Royal Philips has announced the acquisition of CardioProlific Inc, a USA-based, privately-held company that is developing catheter-based thrombectomy approaches to treat peripheral vascular disease. Financial details of the transaction will not be disclosed.

A company press release states that CardioProlific’s technologies are complementary to Philips’ portfolio of image-guided therapy devices and to the portfolio of The Spectranetrics Corporation, which Philips recently has also agreed to acquire. The acquisition of CardioProlific underpins Philips’ aim “to develop new solutions for clinicians to decide, guide, treat and confirm the appropriate therapy for cardiac and peripheral vascular disease”.

“The acquisition of CardioProlific will further strengthen our innovation pipeline of catheter-based therapy devices,” said Bert van Meurs, Business Leader Image Guided Therapy at Philips. “We are convinced that the development of CardioProlific’s differentiated thrombectomy technologies, combined with our suite of image-guided therapy solutions, will help our customers drive the procedure innovation for the treatment of peripheral vascular disease.”

Philips’ image-guided therapy portfolio comprises interventional imaging systems, planning and navigation software, interventional devices—including catheters for diagnosis and therapy—and a broad range of services, all aimed at helping clinicians to deliver more efficient and effective care to improve the lives of the patients they treat.

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