Boston Scientific Corporation and Royal Philips Electronics announced
a collaboration enabling Philips to sell Boston Scientific Imaging equipment in
connection with its Allura Xper™ catheterization (cath) lab systems in
territories throughout the world.
The Boston Scientific iLab™ Ultrasound Imaging System serves
as a versatile platform for utilizing Boston Scientific’s imaging catheters. The
iLab System features exceptional image quality and allows physicians the
ability to choose from a variety of imaging catheters for coronary, peripheral
and intracardiac applications. The iLab System is compatible and can be
integrated with all major X-ray systems including the Philips Allura Xper
system. This agreement gives Philips the ability to offer customers an
integrated imaging solution that is compatible with current and next-generation
Boston Scientific imaging catheters.
Boston Scientific’s Imaging business includes a full line of
intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) imaging
catheters and a robust pipeline of new technologies. These devices enable
physicians to assess diseased arteries and intracardiac structures to aid in
appropriate diagnosis and treatment.
Philips is the worldwide leader in angiographic systems for
the cardiology lab. The Philips Allura Xper system offers customers exceptional
image clarity and deeper insight for diagnosing and treating cardiac disease.
Interventional tools work smoothly in sync with the X-ray system which can be
tailored for multiple interventional cardiology and cardiovascular mixed-use
“Boston Scientific is pleased to collaborate with Philips
and establish the foundation for an ongoing relationship,” said Isaac
Zacharias, general manager of Boston Scientific’s Imaging business. “As premier
providers of medical technology for cardiologists and electrophysiologists,
this collaboration is expected to expand the ability of Boston Scientific and
Philips to offer integrated solutions that improve ease of use and workflow for
our worldwide customers”.
is a further step in Philips’ strategy to offer seamlessly integrated
interventional solutions. Philips works with companies like Boston Scientific
to continuously enhance the integrated functioning of our cath labs and further
enhance the user experience,” said Bert van Meurs, senior vice president and
general manager, Interventional X-Ray, for Philips Healthcare.