Canon Realigns Strategy to Prepare for Eyecare Systems Business Growth

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TUSTIN, Calif.—As part of Canon Inc.’s global medical business strategic realignment, the eyecare business operations within Canon U.S.A. will transfer to Canon Medical Systems USA, effective Jan. 1, 2020. Canon’s shift in business operations will allow Canon Medical Systems USA to offer ophthalmologic solutions to IDN customers, while leveraging full-line medical imaging business synergies to address population health challenges associated with chronic conditions, according to an announcement this week. Chronic conditions can include age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, inherited retinal diseases and other retinal conditions that can lead to loss of vision and blindness.

Positioning the eyecare business for strong growth, Canon Medical Systems USA will add measurement systems, retinal cameras and optical coherence tomography (OCT) systems to its product line.

“This strategic move offers customers Canon Medical Systems USA’s world-class, unified experience for equipment purchases and service,” Toshio Takiguchi, senior managing executive officer of Canon Inc. and president and chief executive of Canon Medical Systems Corp., said in the announcement. “At Canon Medical, our priority is to support our customers by providing them with consistent, industry-leading imaging systems sales, service and applications support, as well as the latest technology advances that can impact patient outcomes.”

Canon Medical Systems USA, which is based here, markets, sells, distributes and services radiology and cardiovascular systems, including CT, MR, ultrasound, X-ray and interventional X-ray equipment.