Japan-based Canon Medical Systems has agreed to acquire Danish medical equipment manufacturer Nordisk Røntgen Teknik (NRT) to strengthen its global X-ray business.

Established in 2001, NRT is engaged in developing, manufacturing and marketing advanced multipurpose X-ray fluoroscopy systems and general radiography systems.

Through the acquisition of NRT, Canon Medical aims to enhance its technology, development, and manufacturing of advanced digital imaging solutions in Europe.

The company intends to apply NRT’s expertise in advanced technology, customer service, and regulatory compliance to existing its X-ray solutions offerings.

Closing of the transaction is subject to receipt of necessary approvals.

Canon Medical president Toshio Takiguchi said: “With the addition of NRT’s high-end segment to our line-up, we will be able to offer our customers even more attractive, flexible, and user-friendly products.

“We also expect that the synergy with NRT’s advanced technology will provide even more value to Canon’s X-ray systems in the future.”

Canon Medical offers a wide range of medical imaging solutions, including CT, Diagnostic and Interventional X-Ray, Ultrasound, and MR, and a full suite of Healthcare IT solutions.

The Japanese medical equipment company has started its operations with the development of Japan’s first domestically produced X-ray tube.

Currently, the company provides a wide range of X-ray systems, including remote fluoroscopy systems and digital X-ray solutions, and operates in more than 150 countries.

NRT CEO Mogens Ravn said: “NRT is very much looking forward to becoming part of the Canon Group and contributing to global healthcare by offering its advanced technology to the global market.”

In September last year, Canon Medica reached an agreement with Canada-based Redlen Technologies, to make the latter its wholly-owned subsidiary.

Redlen harnesses advanced technology for the development and production of Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CZT) semiconductor detector modules, used in diagnostic imaging systems, security inspection systems and other devices.