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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

Fujifilm Medical Systems Announces Partnership with Stryker

Drug Week
via NewsEdge Corporation

2005 DEC 16 - ( -- Fujifilm Medical Systems USA, Inc., a digital x-ray company, and Stryker Imaging, a division of Stryker Corp. and a worldwide manufacturer and supplier of orthopedic medical devices, have announced a sales agreement.

With this new partnership Stryker will exclusively distribute Fuji's computed radiography (CR) solutions in the orthopedic market and is expected to significantly increase the adoption of digital x-ray in this practice area.

"This partnership is important to Fuji because it allows us to offer our digital x-ray products to orthopedists," said Fred Kaufman, Fuji's director, channel sales. "Orthopedists can greatly benefit from the consistently high image quality of Fuji's CR systems in the diagnosis and treatment of their patients. Stryker's decades of experience have gained them tremendous respect in the orthopedic marketplace, and we look forward to leveraging their knowledge and understanding so that we can further expand Fuji computed radiography into these facilities."

Under the terms of the agreement Fuji becomes the exclusive provider of CR as the digital acquisition component of Stryker Imaging's picture archive & communications system. Whereas Fuji's market presence and expertise is primarily hospital-based radiology, Stryker's focus is the orthopedic practices, whose needs are very different than that of the large hospital and require a special expertise.

This article was prepared by Drug Week editors from staff and other reports. Copyright 2005, Drug Week via

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