Carestream Health Announces Distribution Agreement With The DMS Group In France

GENEVA, Switz., July 12―Carestream Health in France has signed a distribution agreement with Apelem, a subsidiary of the DMS Group in France. Under the terms of the agreement, Carestream can sell two new Platinum remote controlled radiographic tables developed by Apelem exclusively to customers in France and Belgium.

“We are extremely proud that Carestream Health, a world leader in the medical imaging field, should show interest in our new remote controlled radiographic table solution. This distribution contract is testament to the technological excellence of the Platinum table and confirms its major potential in the radiography market,” said Jean-Paul Ansel, Managing Director of DMS. “Given the commercial power of Carestream Health, we believe that this agreement will represent a major component of growth for the next several years”.

Distribution of the new Platinum dRF model with a fixed detector and the Platinum model with mobile detector and wireless functionality will complement the CARESTREAM DRX-1 family of highly productive capture systems for digital radiography. Founded on the wireless, cassette-size CARESTREAM DRX-1 detector, this portfolio currently includes the DRX-1 System that can convert analogue X-ray rooms to DR technology in less than one day; the DRX-Mobile Retrofit kit to upgrade mobile X-ray systems to wireless DRX-1 technology and a fully automated DRX-Evolution suite that offers virtually unlimited patient positioning. 

“The agreement reached with DMS will enable us to offer a complete range of medical imaging systems to our French and Belgian customers”, said Anton Graule, European Sales & Business Development Manager, Medical Imaging Solutions, Carestream Health. “We have been particularly impressed by the technical capabilities of the Platinum radiographic table, as well as by its design and the diagnostic aids developed by DMS which make this table unique in its market.”


About Diagnostic Medical Systems 
Specialising in high technology medical diagnostic solutions, Groupe DMS currently ranks number one in France in the development, design and manufacture of dedicated digital and conventional imagery radiology systems as well as bone mineral density testing. The Group’s strategy, principally based on technological innovation, enables it to offer a complete range of medical imaging systems. Its representation on all continents, thanks to a network of 80 national distributors, subsidiaries and joint venture partners brings, for Groupe DMS, an international dimension to the quality of its products. DMS products are aimed at hospitals, clinics, radiologists and specialist medical practitioners who use diagnostic tools (rheumatoid and orthopaedic practitioners, gynaecologists etc). DMS has a listing in section C of the Euronext Paris market of NYSE Euronext - Code ISIN : FR 0000063224 – Mnemonic Code: DGM
DMS Contact: Nicolas BOUCHEZ, 0033 (0)1 77 35 04 37

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