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Royal Philips Electronics N.V. (PHG), Rosatom To Develop Nuclear-Medicine Industry


6/21/2011 9:32:34 AM

Dutch healthcare and consumer good maker Royal Philips Electronics NV (PHG: News ,PHGFF.PK: News ) Monday announced a partnership with Russian State Atomic Energy Corp. or ROSATOM to develop a nuclear medicine industry ecosystem in Russia. The partnership is seen as a major step towards enabling better healthcare in Russia as nuclear medicine is an important medical imaging technique used to diagnose and stage cancer. As per the Memorandum of Understanding, ROSATOM and Philips plan to manufacture three imaging modalities in nuclear medicine in Russia: SPECT (Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography), SPECT/CT (SPECT combined with X-ray Computed Tomography) and PET/CT (Positron Emission Tomography combined with CT).

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