Carestream Health becomes ‘supporting member’ of European Society of Radiology

15 August 2007

Geneva, Switzerland. Carestream Health, Inc., has announced it has accepted an invitation from the European Society of Radiology (ESR) to become a ‘Supporting Member’ of the institution.

“ESR is the unifying organisation for radiology and IT in all European countries, and we aim to partner with all eminent industry representatives in these disciplines,” said Peter Baierl, Executive Director of ESR. “We are delighted to welcome Carestream Health as a ‘Supporting Member’ and look forward to strengthening the ties between our respective organisations.”

Carestream Health began operations as a standalone entity in May, when Onex Corporation, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, acquired Eastman Kodak Company’s Health Group in a transaction valued at US$2.35 billion.

Carestream Health today is a health imaging and IT company with more than US$2.5 billion in revenue and approximately 8,100 employees worldwide.

Onex, with annual consolidated revenues of US$27 billion, is one of Canada’s largest corporations, with operating companies in a variety of industries, including electronics manufacturing services, aerostructures manufacturing, healthcare, financial services and more.

Carestream Health has licensed the Kodak brand for use with its own brands across its portfolio of leading-edge medical imaging and healthcare IT products.

The company’s will showcase its products at the 2008 European Congress of Radiology (ECR), Europe’s largest radiological meeting staged under the ESR banner. This will be the European debut for Carestream Health, which plans to have mammography workshop and to invite a number of eminent European speakers to present at its satellite symposium.

“Our commitment to the European Society of Radiology provides our company with a central European platform from which to drive innovation and ultimately deliver solutions that will help customers transition to an all-digital workflow,” said Claudio Villarino, Worldwide General Manager, Medical Imaging, Carestream Health.

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