Medical Imaging Company Sectra establishes an office in Italy

Medical Imaging Company Sectra establishes an office in Italy As a step to meet the increased demands from Italian hospitals, the Swedish medical imaging company Sectra will open an office in Milan, Italy. It is the rapidly growing Italian market for PACS and Mammography that has led to the decision. "To open an office in Italy is a natural step in our international expansion of the company", says Dr Torbjörn Kronander, President of Sectra Imtec AB. "The Italian Healthcare is one of the most important in the world when it comes to radiology. Now when the technology is established we expect the Italian market for PACS to really take off. Another factor that lies behind the decision to invest into Italy is the strong commitment to women's health in the country. Sectra will introduce its new full field digital mammography system to the market in 2001 and expect Italy and potential Italian partners in the Mammography area to be an important part of the business". Sectra has already delivered PACS to Italian hospitals. These installations have been made in cooperation with Hewlett-Packard and Philips Medical Systems. Sectra's strategy in Italy is to continue to sell systems through partners. For further information, please contact: Torbjörn Kronander, President Sectra Imtec AB, ph + 46 13 23 52 27, to-kro@sectra.se Jan-Olof Brüer, President and CEO Sectra AB, ph + 46 13-23 52 09, job@sectra.se Welcome to visit our website: http://www.sectra.se Sectra's operations Sectra has its roots in Linköping Technical University and is one of Sweden's fastest growing high-tech companies in the IT area. Since the mid-1980s, Sectra has successfully conducted development and sales of high-technology medical IT and telecommunications products. Today, the business includes products in medical imaging systems, secure communication systems and wireless information systems. The medical image business of Sectra is conducted in Sectra Imtec AB, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sectra AB. Internationally Sectra PACS is marketed and sold through partners. Among these Philips Medical System is the largest. Business is conducted in five countries with a total of 170 employees. Sales for the fiscal year May 1999-April 2000 reached SEK 192 million. Since March 1999, Sectra's shares have been quoted on the O list of the OM Stockholm Exchange. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/08/31/20000831BIT00090/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/08/31/20000831BIT00090/bit0002.pdf

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Sectra assists hospitals throughout the world to enhance the efficiency of care, and authorities and defense forces in Europe to protect society’s most sensitive information. Thereby, Sectra contributes to a healthier and safer society. The company was founded in 1978, has its head office in Linköping, Sweden, with subsidiaries in 15 countries, and operates through partners worldwide. Sales in the 2016/2017 fiscal year totaled SEK 1,141 million. The Sectra share (STO: SECT B) is quoted on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange. For more information, visit www.sectra.com.

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