Philips and Skytron team up to provide hybrid operating rooms
19 June 2008
Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHI) and Skytron have
entered into a partnership to supply hybrid operating rooms for
minimally invasive cardiovascular surgical procedures in North and South
America. The solution combines Philips’ cardiovascular x-ray systems
with Skytron’s surgery room equipment to enable clinicians treat
cardiovascular patients in the same room.
Increasingly, clinicians require more versatile environments that
enable them to carry out complex minimally invasive interventions. By
working together to tailor solutions to meet each customer’s needs,
Philips and Skytron will supply operating rooms that optimize workflow
whilst reducing the length of the planning and installation process.
The operating rooms will give clinical staff a more tailored and
intuitive environment that has the potential to reduce costs for the
care provider and decrease the amount of time the patient spends in the
“By working together with Skytron we’re able to provide hybrid
operating rooms that offer flexibility along with easy to operate
equipment in a room with optimal layout,” said Bert van Meurs, senior
vice president of cardiovascular x-ray, Philips Healthcare.
“The hybrid room solution from Skytron and Philips combines excellent
medical equipment and information solutions, together with our
experience in delivering turn-key hybrid operating rooms,” commented
David Mehney, President & CEO of Skytron.
Philips will provide interventional x-ray equipment and specialised
imaging tables, whilst Skytron will deliver advanced operating room
communications control integration, and surgical lighting and boom
technologies specifically designed to support hybrid surgical suites.
The operating rooms will be suitable for a wide range of image-guided
interventional radiology procedures including cardiovascular, vascular
and cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and orthopaedics.
Skytron and Philips will work together across North and South
America, including Latin America and Canada.