Belgium-based Agfa Group has teamed up with Mondial Medical Technologies to expand its medical imaging market in the Philippines.
Under the partnership, MMT will be the distributor of Agfa’s Digital Radiography products in the Philippines. Touted as a new force in mobile direct radiology, the DR100s extends its patient-centered benefits in Philippine hospitals and clinics.
The DR100s is a mobile digital radiology system that is flexible and efficient. It features excellent DR image quality that enables “first-time right” imaging at low radiation dose that allows for faster workflow in the department, better patient care and diagnosis.
“The total DR business in the Philippines is estimated at $1.2 billion, and that includes mobile x-rays, floor mounted, ceiling mounted, DR Retrofits and digital RF,” said Agfa Healthcare’s country business development manager for the Philippines Edison Laserna.
“Our team from Agfa, together with Mondial, will be touring around the Philippines to show the product to our customers,” Laserna said.
MMT sales director Arlene Navarro said, “the Mobile D100s will be offered to both private and government hospitals in all regions of the country to provide our radiologists and technicians with the best imaging quality, enabling faster diagnosis and treatment.”
MMT managing director Angel Yrastorza is “very confident with the Agfa Mobile DR100s, as our debut product to the rest of the AGFA healthcare line”.
“Its technology is cut above the rest of the competition which Mondial looks for in all its offerings as we aim to be at the forefront of the industry,” he said.
The machine is very mobile and can be maneuvered even in small spaces with its Zero Force Technology. Its agility enables staff members to easily do imaging, in the bedside, wards, ICU and operating rooms. Equipped with Agfa’s gold standard intelligent Musica image processing technology, it provides the highest image quality while using the lowest possible patient radiation dose.
MFT Group chief executive Mica Tan, the holding company of Mondial Medical Technologies, sees substantial potential in the launch.
“Our market intelligence indicates great opportunities in the medical imaging industry given the country’s growing population and increasing demand for medical imaging services. We are confident that this partnership with Agfa will provide better diagnosis that will ultimately lead to better decision-making by our medical doctors and thus enhancing patient experience,” Tan said.
Having serviced and supplied 500 hospitals and institutions all over the Philippines, Mondial Medical Technologies anticipates positive clientele experience of the DR100s and how this versatile and agile machine can simplify the requirements of both hospital staff and patients alike.
“Our experts were very impressed with it, and this is the type of innovation we would like to see more of here in the local setting. This is only the beginning,” Tan said.