Siemens Healthineers and STORZ MEDICAL Plan Sales Partnership for Urology

Siemens HealthineersOn the occasion of the 70th annual congress of the German Society for Urology, DGU, Siemens Healthineers and STORZ MEDICAL have announced plans to enter into a sales partnership agreement. As part of their collaboration, the two companies plan to market each other's systems to give their customers, and their customers' patients, access to the latest technologies for diagnostic imaging in urology and non-invasive and minimally invasive therapy. The combination of mobile C-arms in the Cios family from Siemens Healthineers and the shock wave lithotripsy system MODULITH® SLK "inline" from STORZ MEDICAL is ideally suited for the removal of stones from the entire urinary tract using powerful extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL).

"Working with Siemens Healthineers, we can make our expertise in urology available to a broader range of customers and offer comprehensive solutions," says Dr. Gerold Heine, CEO of STORZ MEDICAL. "The planned agreement highlights the great importance of urology to both companies," affirms Peter Schardt, head of X-ray Products at Siemens Healthineers. "Together, we can facilitate access to the best possible diagnostic and therapy solutions for our customers and their patients."

Using ESWL enables the stones to be located with both X-rays and ultrasound. Shock waves - targeted ultrasound waves generated outside the body - are aimed directly at the renal or urinary calculi, which break into small fragments and can then be eliminated. This non-invasive procedure and the low rate of complications represent a major benefit for the patients, and make the procedure a preferred treatment approach in many cases. Siemens Healthineers and STORZ MEDICAL will make an innovative system combination comprising selected models of mobile C-arms in the Cios family and the ESWL system MODULITH® SLK "inline" available to urologists for this purpose in the future.

About Siemens Healthineers

Siemens Healthineers enables healthcare providers worldwide to increase value by empowering them on their journey towards expanding precision medicine, transforming care delivery, improving patient experience and digitalizing healthcare. A leader in medical technology, Siemens Healthineers is constantly innovating its portfolio of products and services in its core areas of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging and in laboratory diagnostics and molecular medicine. Siemens Healthineers is also actively developing its digital health services and enterprise services.

In fiscal 2017, which ended on September 30, 2017, Siemens Healthineers generated revenue of €13.7 billion and adjusted profit of €2.5 billion and has about 48,000 employees worldwide.

About STORZ MEDICAL

Established in 1987, STORZ MEDICAL AG is an independent partner company of the KARL STORZ Group. From their headquarters in Tägerwilen, on the Swiss side of Lake Constance right in the heart of Europe, STORZ MEDICAL develops innovative shock wave systems that meet the highest standards of precision. Medical specialists and patients all over the world know they can rely on the experience and expertise of STORZ MEDICAL.

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