SAMSUNG STRENGTHENS ITS FORAY INTO THE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT BUSINESS IN INDIAon Jun 05, 2013
• Launches digital radiography and in-vitro diagnostics machines into the Indian market
• To be marketed under the Medical brand name of ‘GEO’
New Delhi, June 5, 2013 - Samsung India today strengthened its presence in the Health and Medical Equipment Business in the country by launching Digital Radiology and In-vitro diagnostics equipment and technologies under the GEO1 Brand in the country. The GEO brand includes XGEO for digital radiography, UGEO for ultrasound diagnostic system and LABGEO for in-vitro diagnostics.
"We are leveraging our strengths in technology and R& D to offer medical products that offer fast, easy and accurate diagnosis to both doctors and patients. We are focusing on time engineering that enhances the efficiency of all products being used in hospitals and clinics. By upholding customer values as its top priority, Samsung will continue to develop products which will improve the quality of people's lives through its advanced technologies and contribute to the growth of the global medical equipment industry," said Mr. Dinesh Lodha, Vice President, Health & Medical Equipment Business at Samsung Electronics.
Digital Radiography – Smarter Digital X-ray with Clear high resolution Images
In the area of digital radiography, Samsung has launched three machines, the XGEO GC80, XGEO GU60 and the XGEO GR40 which cater to requirements across all Digital Radiography market segments. Targeted at large and medium-sized hospitals, the digital radiography machines are incorporated with the ultrasensitive Flat Panel Detector with the proprietary ALDAS (Advanced Low Dose Amorphous Silicon Sensor) technology. ALDAS improves patient safety and the reliability of the diagnosis by acquiring high-resolution images with a very small amount of radiation.
The compact, light-weighted, and portable detector provides a better medical environment by improving user convenience and the efficiency of work. Furthermore, these machines are equipped with an outstanding post image processing technology ALCOS (Adaptive Local Contrast Stretching) that automatically determines suitable image conditions depending on the target body parts and tissues. This proprietary technology provides qualified images for diagnoses by applying high resolution image contrast and edge sharpness enhancement functions. Furthermore, intuitive Graphical User Interface makes it easier to use and understand the equipment, providing high levels of ease and convenience.
The XGEO GC80 an innovative and cutting edge digital radiography system, which reduces examination time for diagnoses. The Smart Stitching function in the XGEO GC80 automatically connects several images together without lines or overlapping regions to show an intact body part image that is bigger than the total area of the Flat Panel Detector. Thanks to Samsung's humanoid robot technologies, the user can also easily adjust or position of the Tube Head Unit or the 6-way Table using only one hand. The table is designed to move with great flexibility to help patients who are immobile or who have severe injuries to position themselves easily for a scan.
Offering enhanced Convenience and Usability within an ergonomic design, the XGEO GU60 has Flexible universal arm that can easily scan in a small space. It also has an Auto Positioning Function that remembers the most frequently used positions and automatically swivels the U-arm to those positions for a scan. The AEC (Automatic Exposure Control) function controls the X-ray dosage to prevent the patient from being exposed to unnecessary radiation. Also the XGEO GU60 has an innovative LED lighting system that allows the patients to easily follow the progress of the scan. (Green - "ready", blue -"adjusting", orange - "scanning" and red - "emergency"). This user-friendly function makes it easy to check the status of the device. Furthermore, most functions of the XGEO GU60 can be controlled by a remote control, which allows the user to work with the scanner more conveniently without going back and forth between the scanning room and the control room.
Compact and light weight, the XGEO GR 40 improves diagnosis efficiency while the Advanced Low Dose Amorphous Silicon Sensor (ALDAS) guarantees low doses of x-ray exposure and premium imaging quality. The Samsung XGEO GR40 Detector Adapter converts conventional film-based analog X-ray systems into digital X-ray systems for quick results and high-quality images more efficiently. Also when purchasing the XGEO GR40 you have the option of obtaining the simple and elegant manual stand as well. The stand's ergonomic-design makes it easier to insert the FPD into the Detector Adapter.
In-vitro Diagnostics for faster easier and more accurate diagnostics
Making it convenient to take to take your laboratoury wherever you want, Samsung new In-vitro diagnostics devices inspire confidence with fast and accurate diagnosis. Samsung LABGEO PT10 not only provides fast diagnosis with test results in just 7 minutes, but also improves patient satisfaction by reducing waiting time. Furthermore, the test can be performed using a small amount of blood (under 70 μL), making it easier to test the blood of children and seniors. The LABGEO PT10 is capable of testing for up to 22 different indicators of illness related to liver, lipid, and kidney diseases, and diabetes through the blood analyser feature. Compact and lightweight at 2kgs only, the LABGEO PT10 improves the efficient use of hospital space. The intuitive touch screen GUI and user interface makes the equipment quick and easy to use.
Samsung LABGEO IB10 provides outstanding portability, thanks to having the option of being used as a battery-powered device. Light and compact too, the diagnosis equipment that can be used quickly and easily in moving ambulances and emergencies. Capable of performing a maximum of 3 tests in 20 minutes without sacrificing accuracy, the LABGEO IB10 is effective in situations requiring urgent testing such as cardiac markers, infectious disease or a variety of other tests. The Samsung LABGEO IB10 was awarded the 2012 iF award for its outstanding portability and ergonomic design .Despite its small size, it is equipped with a large 10.9 touch screen LCD and an intuitive Graphic User Interface so the user can check test results quickly and easily
Hematology Analyser, Samsung LABGEO HC10 provides fast and accurate diagnosis, taking 45 seconds per sample. It is capable of providing accurate diagnosis on 18 parameters.
By using the LAN port at the back of all three in-vitro test units, the user can manage the test results from a PC and update the system software automatically. The products enjoy easy connectivity via USB to peripheral devices such as printers, keyboards, barcode scanners and USB drives.
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1GEO, is Greek for earth, and is included in model names to demonstrate the company's commitment to global health through innovative medical devices.