Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Redwood City, Calif. – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) and HeartFlow, Inc. announced today that they have entered into a collaboration agreement with the goal of improving access to diagnostic and planning tools for interventional cardiologists evaluating and treating patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). Under the agreement, Philips will promote the use of the HeartFlow® FFRct Analysis in conjunction with Philips’ advanced catheters for imaging and assessing measurements of the inside of a patient’s coronary arteries. The advanced catheters from Philips that will be promoted in conjunction with HeartFlow’s technology include Philips’ coronary fractional flow reserve (FFR), instant wave-free ratio (iFR) and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) solutions.
Philips and HeartFlow’s commercial collaboration will initially focus on the United States, with the intention to expand joint efforts globally in the near term. The two companies are also exploring further collaborations in diagnostic imaging and advanced informatics.