Sectra strengthens presence in Saudi Arabia by establishing regional support office and signing distribution agreement with El Seif

Linköping, Sweden – November 13, 2017 –  International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra (STO: SECT B) has entered into a partnership with El Seif Development Company. Through this distribution agreement, Sectra strengthens its future business capabilities in Saudi Arabia. Healthcare providers in the region can, through El Seif, gain access to efficient and patient-centered care with Sectra’s imaging IT solution. Sectra also established a regional service and support company, Sectra Saudi Arabia, to ensure existing and new customers receive the excellent service quality for which Sectra is renowned.

“Sectra is known for delivering high-quality solutions with excellent customer support,” says Dr. Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra. “The combination of establishing a regional Sectra support organization and utilizing the strong market knowledge and network of El Seif gives us the right conditions to support healthcare providers in Saudi Arabia in their efforts to improve the quality of care”.

Saudi Arabia has a population of about 33 million and the Saudi Arabian government aims to make significant efficiency and quality improvements in the healthcare sector in the coming years. Today, there are about 470 hospitals in the country and 2,300 primary care centers.

The distribution agreement with El Seif includes Sectra’s Enterprise Image Management solutions, comprising PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) for imaging-intense departments including radiology, breast imaging, pathology and cardiology, VNA (Vendor Neutral Archive), solutions for sharing and collaborating around medical images and tools for orthopaedic pre-operative planning in 2D and 3D.

About El Seif Development
El Seif Development Company is a leading Saudi healthcare company in the fields of pharmaceuticals and medical systems supply. With more than 37 years of experience in medical diagnostic imaging systems, radiation oncology systems, clinical laboratory diagnostics, digital operating theaters, digital pathology, medical waste and healthcare IT, El Seif has executed a wide range of projects including full hospital turnkey projects throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

El Seif has gained an excellent reputation in the healthcare industry thanks to its internal quality system, dedicated workforce, well-equipped facilities, infrastructure, high-quality after-sales service and technical support to all of its clients, resulting in an outstanding customer satisfaction.

Sectra Enterprise Image Management
Sectra’s enterprise imaging portfolio gives healthcare providers a unified strategy for all their imaging needs, enabling improved patient outcome while lowering operational costs. This is delivered through high system availability, a single point of access to all information needed, and by giving clinicians access to the tools they need from a single workstation.

Sectra’s complete enterprise imaging offering is modular and supports the most image-intense departments—radiology, pathology, cardiology and orthopaedics. Being built on the same technical platform, customers can easily extend a departmental solution to create a comprehensive VNA and enterprise image management solution without any major investment or replacement of existing components.

Experience the solutions at RSNA 2017
Meet Sectra at RSNA in booth #6113 where Sectra’s solutions for radiology imaging will be showcased. Read more and book a meeting with Sectra at RSNA .

For further information, please contact:
Dr. Torbjörn Kronander, CEO and President Sectra AB, 46 (0) 705 23 52 27

Marie Ekström Trägårdh, Executive Vice President Sectra AB and President Sectra Imaging IT Solutions, 46 (0)708 23 56 10


About Sectra 

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 is quoted on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange. For more information, visit www.sectra.com

In the medical market, Sectra develops and sells IT solutions for the management and communication of all types of medical images—primarily in radiology, mammography, pathology, cardiology and orthopaedics, as well as other departments where medical images are used. Sectra has a strategic focus on making cancer care more efficient. More than 1,700 hospitals, clinics and imaging centers worldwide use Sectra’s systems daily. This makes Sectra one of the world’s leading providers of IT solutions for managing medical images and patient information. The company commands a market-leading position in Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands and Portugal, holds a prominent position in the UK and is growing in the US. Sectra has delivered some of the largest installations of medical IT systems worldwide and its systems have been installed in North America, Scandinavia and most major countries in Europe and the Far East.

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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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Sectra is known for delivering high-quality solutions with excellent customer support. The combination of establishing a regional Sectra support organization and utilizing the strong market knowledge and network of El Seif gives us the right conditions to support healthcare providers in Saudi Arabia in their efforts to improve the quality of care.
Dr. Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra