NoemaLife acquires Ferrania UK
11 August 2008
Italian-German healthcare software specialist NoemaLife SpA has taken
over Ferrania UK Limited, the UK arm of Italian imaging and photographic
product company Ferrania Technologies SpA.
The acquisition was part of an earlier deal in which NoemaLife acquired the radiology information (RIS) and picture
archiving and communications systems (PACS), in addition to the service
division, of Ferrania Technologies’ LifeImaging operations.
NoemaLife products cover the main clinical processes at departmental, hospital and community
level, including laboratory and pathology
information systems, electronic patient records, microbiology systems
and bacterial risk management.
The company’s existing offering did not, however, include a radiology
information system and the acquisition of this element of Ferrania’s
LifeImaging division is intended to fill that gap.
The acquisition by NoemaLife allows Ferrania UK Ltd to offer the
entire range of NoemaLife’s solutions to UK customers in addition to its
existing LifeImaging systems.
Ferrania LifeWeb generated revenues of approximately
€3.4 million in 2007. The Ferrania
LifeWeb specialised team in clinical digital imaging also transferred to
NoemaLife. The 18-strong team will form the core of a research and
development centre, according to Paolo Serra, NoemaLife General
Graeme Russell, managing director, Ferrania UK said: “This
acquisition by NoemaLife is very exciting for Ferrania UK; NoemaLife is
a market leader in clinical information systems and their range of
solutions complement our LifeImaging family perfectly, meaning we can
offer a comprehensive service to the UK healthcare market.”
Ferrania UK has contracts in many UK primary care trusts including
Newcastle upon Tyne NHS hospitals, and the North West Wales NHS Trusts.
The Photocolour business unit of Ferrania UK has been consolidated
into a new UK subsidiary of Ferrania Technologies SpA.