Philips acquires pre-hospital emergency care firm Remote Diagnostic Technologies

Amsterdam-based Royal Philips acquired Basingstoke, U.K.-based Remote Diagnostic Technologies to build out its resuscitation and emergency care portfolio, Philips confirmed June 13.

Remote Diagnostic Technologies offers various monitoring, cardiac therapy and data management solutions for pre-hospital ambulance and emergency responders, such as monitors equipped with telecommunication capabilities and a modularized monitor and defibrillator.

Remote Diagnostic Technologies will become part of Philips's therapeutic care business group alongside the company's hospital respiratory care business and its emergency care and resuscitation business.

"With its focus on the pre-hospital market, RDT's portfolio of emergency care solutions will enable Philips to grow its presence in this market, as we further build our health technology portfolio and extend the range of connected, data-driven solutions we offer to our customers," Arman Voskerchyan, business leader for therapeutic care at Philips, said in a statement.

The financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

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