Carestream Health becomes ‘supporting member’ of European Society of
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.
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.
has licensed the Kodak brand for use with its own brands across its
portfolio of leading-edge medical imaging and healthcare IT products.
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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