EIZO Corporation acquires Endoscopy Monitor Business from Panasonic Healthcare

EIZO GmbH - Karlsruhe, Germany, November 1, 2016 – 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. In the future, the acquisition will allow 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 continue to impress medical specialists with outstanding color settings and accurate color reproduction. Michael Unger, formerly General Manager at Panasonic Biomedical Sales Europe B.V., sees the merger as 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.” 

About EIZO GmbH

EIZO GmbH is based in Karlsruhe, Germany and is a leading manufacturer of visual display solutions for medical imaging applications. The company’s portfolio includes color and grayscale monitors from 1 to 8 megapixels, image management systems, and accessories as well as individual products and complete solutions for the OR. EIZO GmbH is a subsidiary of EIZO Corporation, a global leader in the manufacture of high-end visual display solutions for medical and graphic applications, air traffic control, and other markets.

For more information, please contact:                         
Michael Unger
Phone: +49 (721) 20321-165
E-Mail: michael.unger@eizo.com

About Panasonic Healthcare Co., Ltd.
Incorporated in 1969, Panasonic Healthcare is a global company that develops, manufactures, sells and services medical equipment and solutions. Through its three core businesses for In Vitro Diagnostics devices, Medical IT, and Laboratory and Medical Support devices, the company contributes to the wellbeing of society by creating new value propositions for all the people who wish for better health.

For more information on Panasonic Healthcare, please visit: http://www.panasonic-healthcare.com/global/

EIZO is a registered trademark of the EIZO Corporation.

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