Gendex piques Picker's interest

November 9, 1994

Multimodality vendor Picker Internationalmay be a potential suitor for x-ray and mammography vendor Gendex,which was put on the block last month by owner Dentsply International(SCAN 10/26/94). Picker is "interested" in Gendex, accordingto

Multimodality vendor Picker Internationalmay be a potential suitor for x-ray and mammography vendor Gendex,which was put on the block last month by owner Dentsply International(SCAN 10/26/94). Picker is "interested" in Gendex, accordingto spokesperson Mike Peterson. He declined to elaborate further.

Dentsply announced in October that it plans to divest its medicaloperations and focus on its core dental business. Dentsply signedan agreement to sell x-ray tube manufacturer Eureka X-Ray Tubeto Varian Associates.

In other Picker news, the Cleveland vendor announced that ithas acquired the manufacturing and distribution rights to KubotaGraphics' Denali 3-D graphics processor. The processor is integratedwith Digital Equipment's Alpha hardware in Picker's Odyssey VPnuclear medicine workstation. The acquisition should improve Picker'sposition in complex 3-D display, particularly in nuclear cardiologyapplications, according to the company.