Philips and Sectra renew PACS support agreement

November 14, 2013


Andover, MA. USA, Linköping, Sweden - Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) and Sectra (STO: SECT B), today announced an agreement to extend the term of their existing PACS support agreement. This agreement allows Philips to provide continued support for Sectra PACS installations through 2020, and can be extended on a yearly basis thereafter.


Philips and Sectra have maintained a nonexclusive agreement since 1997. Under the current agreement, Philips provides service, upgrades and extensions to Sectra PACS solutions, which were sold and installed by Philips in selected countries. Philips provides support to approximately 200 customers that use the Sectra PACS solution.


“As medical imaging technology continues to advance, PACS remains a vital part of our customers’ healthcare informatics infrastructure,” said Mike Mancuso, chief executive officer, Patient Care and Clinical Informatics, Philips Healthcare. “At Philips, we are committed to working alongside Sectra, to provide innovative technology solutions to improve patient outcomes and allow for the best possible service for our shared customers in selected countries.”


“Our customers are busy helping patients to survive an accident or illness and the imaging IT solutions are of vital importance in their work. Through the long-term support agreement between Philips and Sectra, our shared customers will maintain access to technology advancements through upgrades as well as quality service and support, allowing them to focus on helping as many patients as possible in the best way,” says Marie Ekström, Executive Vice President Sectra AB and President Sectra Imaging IT solutions.

For additional information contact:

Joost Maltha
Philips Healthcare International
Tel. +31 6 10 55 8116


Marie Ekström, Executive Vice President,
Sectra AB and President Imaging IT solutions,
Tel. + 46 708 23 56 10


About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of healthcare, consumer lifestyle, and lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2012 sales of EUR 24.8 billion and employs approximately 114,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care, and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions, and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at


About Sectra

Sectra develops and sells IT systems and services for radiology, women’s health, orthopaedics and rheumatology. More than 1,400 hospitals, clinics and imaging centers worldwide use the systems daily, together performing over 70 million radiology examinations annually. This makes Sectra one of the world-leading companies within systems for handling digital radiology images. In Scandinavia, Sectra is the market leader with more than 50% of all film-free installations. Sectra’s systems have been installed in North America, Scandinavia and most major countries in Europe and the Far East.


Sectra was founded in 1978 and has its roots in Linköping University in Sweden. The Group’s business operations include cutting-edge products and services within the niche segments of medical systems and secure communication. Sectra has offices in 12 countries and operates through partners worldwide. Sales in the 2012/2013 fiscal year totaled SEK 817 million. The Sectra share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB exchange. For more information, visit


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