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Sectra and Philips Sign Large Mammography Modality Acquisition Deal
Date:6/27/2011

certain contractual and other closing conditions. The takeover is expected to occur during the third calendar quarter of 2011.

Sectra has developed and brought the MicroDose Mammography modality to the market. For the benefits of millions of women it provides high-quality breast cancer detection at half the radiation compared to all other mammography modalities.

"Our MicroDose technology will now save even more women lives, since it will be much faster spread around the globe through Philips' vast distribution network", adds Jan-Olof Brüer.

Focus on medical IT

Sectra's Medical Systems business area has about 530 employees and reported sales of SEK 831 million for the financial year 2010/2011. Radiology IT, which is Medical Systems' largest product area, represented 85% of sales.

"Through this transaction, we will gain a more distinct approach toward medical imaging IT, the area in which we have our core competence. We will continue to work with what we are best at: providing our customers with IT solutions that enhance the efficiency of medical care, optimize production and contribute to improved quality of care," says Torbjörn Kronander, President of Sectra's Medical Systems business area.

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