Konica Minolta acquires Viztek

Konica Minolta Medical Imaging has acquired Viztek, its parent company, Konica Minolta, announced today.

“The acquisition of Viztek will strengthen our healthcare IT solutions and broaden our Primary Imaging Solutions portfolio so that in turn we can enable our customers across all market segments to better meet the evolving healthcare requirements for Meaningful Use and value-based care,” David Widmann, president and CEO of Konica Minolta Medical Imaging, the Americas, said in a statement. “As we aim to significantly grow our business, we can now be further assured that we are responding to customers’ needs with healthcare solutions offered and supported by a single company.”

The last several months have been busy for Konica Minolta Medical Imaging. On July 14, the company announced its Blue Moon Lifecycle Solutions, designed to help customers get the most out of their SONIMAGE P3 and SONIMAGE HS1 ultrasound systems.

In addition, Sept. 1 was the launch of its new SIGMA II CS-7s Computed Radiography system, designed to deliver enterprise-level imaging to locations such as private practices, community hospitals and clinics.

Konica Minolta was founded in 1936 in Japan. Its revenue for FY 2014 was approximately $8.5 billion.

Viztek is based out of Garner, N.C., and provides both digital software and hardware imaging products.

“With the established footprint of Konica Minolta, Viztek can now rapidly expand by providing our Exa platform and our comprehensive range of proven digital imaging software to a much greater install base, including—for the first time—sites outside the U.S.A.,” Josip Cermin, Viztek president, said in the same statement. “At Viztek our development has been nimble and our products truly innovative, and now a much larger segment of healthcare will have access to our current and future developments.”