Canon Medical Systems acquires Swiss MRI research and development company Skope Magnetic Resonance Technologies AG

Otawara Japan, November 25, 2019 – Canon Medical Systems Corporation (Headquarters: Otawara, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan; President and CEO : Toshio Takiguchi) has concluded a contract to acquire all shares of Skope Magnetic Resonance Technologies AG (Headquarters: Zurich, Switzerland; CEO: Christoph Barmet). With a unique research and development team, Skope is a company devoted to providing MRI users with unprecedented imaging quality and performance. The acquisition of Skope was completed according to the required approval procedures.

Skope’s expertise in MRI sensorics, signal-processing and image reconstruction covers the entire chain from signal acquisition to image generation. As a result, reproducible image quality, great image detail and time-saving MRI scanning are achieved. Skope is equipping leading MRI research sites with its high-precision magnetic field monitoring systems and, sophisticated image reconstruction software to facilitate next-generation MR imaging and diagnostics.

Canon Medical Systems succeeded in developing and introducing the first Japanese MRI in 1983, and has been devoting itself to research and development of innovative MRI technologies such as Pianissimo, Canon Medical’s unique acoustic noise reduction technology, providing extraordinary patient comfort.

Canon Medical Systems is welcoming the Skope team and will leverage its talent to promote advanced  research  and  development  of MRI systems,  committing to  innovative MRI solutions for uncompromised patient care.

Overview of Skope

1)  Company name : Skope Magnetic Resonance Technologies AG
2)  CEO : Christoph Barmet
3)  Location : Zurich, Switzerland
4)  Established : 2011
5)  Scope of business : Development  and  sales  of  magnetic  field monitoring systems and image reconstruction software for MRI


About Canon Medical Systems Corporation

Canon Medical offers a full range of diagnostic medical imaging solutions including CT, X- Ray, Ultrasound and MR, as well as a full suite of Healthcare IT solutions, across the globe. In line with our continued Made for Life philosophy, patients are at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is to provide medical professionals with solutions that support their efforts in contributing to the health and wellbeing of patients worldwide. Our goal is to deliver optimum health opportunities for patients through uncompromised performance, comfort and safety features.

At Canon Medical, we work hand in hand with our partners – our medical, academic and research  community. We build  relationships  based  on  transparency,  trust  and  respect. Together as one, we strive to create industry-leading solutions that deliver an enriched quality of life.

Pianissimo and Made for Life are trademarks of Canon Medical Systems Corporation.

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