News Briefs: Agfa invests in RIS integration in Europe

April 5, 2000

Agfa invests in RIS integration in EuropeAgfa Gevaert, headquartered in Mortsel, Belgium, signed a letter of intent to invest in Quadrat, a medical software company based in Deurle, Belgium. Terms of the agreement have not been disclosed; the deal

Agfa invests in RIS integration in Europe

Agfa Gevaert, headquartered in Mortsel, Belgium, signed a letter of intent to invest in Quadrat, a medical software company based in Deurle, Belgium. Terms of the agreement have not been disclosed; the deal is designed to broaden Agfa’s integrated PACS/RIS offerings in Europe. Agfa will provide Quadrat with the financial backing, sales and support teams, and customer base to market its RIS and electronic medical record (EMR) software. Quadrat plans to combine PACS and RIS on a single desktop, incorporating images into medAr, its multilingual EMR, which is distributed over the Internet.

In the U.S. market, Agfa plans a midyear launch for Embedded-IS, an option for Impax and Impax Basix that adds RIS functionality to their PACS product (PNN 1/00).

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