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Canon Inc is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of network digital multifunction devices (MFDs), plain paper copying machines, laser printers, inkjet printers, cameras and lithography equipment. The company also produces medical imaging and other products. Its activities are conducted through three business segments:
This report focuses on Canon’s medical devices business, which produces imaging equipment such as X-ray image sensors, retinal cameras, autorefractometers and image-processing equipment for computerised systems.
A significant event within Canon’s medical equipment business occurred in February 2010 when the company purchased a majority interest in Optopol Technologies of Poland. The aim of this acquisition is for Canon to achieve the world's No 1 position within the overall ophthalmic diagnostic equipment segment.
More recent acquisitions have focused on the hospital information technology (IT) solutions business. In July 2011, Canon acquired a minority interest in, and formed a strategic partnership with, MEDIAN Technologies, which will facilitate the joint development of new computer aided diagnosis/detection (CAD) products and services. Canon also acquired Delft Diagnostic Imaging, a medical PACS software solutions company, in February 2012.
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The report was produced as part of Medical Device Companies Analysis (MDCA). For more information on MDCA,