Agfa and Mitra form joint venture

April 14, 1999

PACS developers Agfa of Mortsel, Belgium, and Mitra of Waterloo, Ontario, have formed a joint-venture company called Impax Technology to develop and sell PACS software based on Agfa’s Impax product line. The new company will be headed by Mitra chief

PACS developers Agfa of Mortsel, Belgium, and Mitra of Waterloo, Ontario, have formed a joint-venture company called Impax Technology to develop and sell PACS software based on Agfa’s Impax product line. The new company will be headed by Mitra chief executive Eric Peterson and will also sell Impax software to other companies.

Agfa has become the industry’s leading PACS company thanks largely to the Impax software, which Mitra developed for Agfa. The companies have been in discussions for the last several months about restructuring their eight-year relationship. The joint-venture deal allows Agfa to maintain access to the Impax software while creating a new pool of potential OEM customers for Mitra. Impax Technology will be based in Waterloo.