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Siemens Healthineers ships first “Made in India” CT-scanner

27 December 2019 | News

The next-gen manufacturing facility at Bengaluru with a total investment of INR 200 million, produces solutions in Diagnostic Imaging and Advanced Therapies

Siemens Healthineers has shipped its first “Made in India” CT scanner from its new state-of-the-art medical imaging factory in Bengaluru, inaugurated on September 19, 2019. The Somatom go.platform with the Somatom go.Now and Somatom go.Up scanners offers unique automated workflows that help users achieve profound clinical results. Manufacturing of the scanners has already started at the recently inaugurated Siemens Healthineers manufacturing facility in Bengaluru.

The factory achieved a key milestone as it recently shipped the first ‘Made in India’ CT scanner (Somatom go.Up), expanding the manufacturing reach in India.

“With 350+ Somatom go. platform installations across the country, this manufacturing facility further strengthens our commitment to India. Somatom go. platform CT scanners will help our customers expand their radiological portfolio, become more competitive and achieve consistent, user-independent quality”, said Suraj Chandrasekharan, Head of Diagnostic Imaging, Siemens Healthineers, India.

The Somatom go. platform has an innovative way of fulfilling its customers’ desire for efficient workflows and a high level of flexibility: It can be controlled via wireless tablet, a technology which paves the way for an entirely new mobile workflow. Users can control all routine and advanced examinations using just the tablet. The standardized work steps are designed so that the users can run the scan with just a few inputs. Automated post-processing makes it even easier to operate the scanners. The standardization also gives radiologists additional assurance with regards to the diagnostic quality of the images.

Vivek Kanade, Executive Director, Siemens Healthineers India said, “Co-created in collaboration with the users to address their needs, the Somatom go. platform offers high quality standards and addresses the ever-increasing needs of workflow efficiency, clinical and financial requirements; enabling them to improve patient experience.”

Technological advances are driving transformation in the healthcare industry. As a part of the long-term strategy for India, Siemens Healthineers has integrated manufacturing, technology and innovation functions at Bengaluru with the state-of-the-art Technology and Innovation Centre to better leverage synergies while developing offerings aligned to the future needs of our customers.

The ISO13485 (2016) certified manufacturing facility at Bengaluru caters products across Advanced Therapies, Computed Tomography and X-ray systems; aiming to offer unique combinations of technology, software and clinical applications, to enable healthcare professionals to deliver high value care.


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