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Maquet and Richard Wolf Gmbh Announce Major Sales Partnership in or Integration

RASTATT, Germany, November 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Maquet and Richard Wolf announced today a non-exclusive sales cooperation on a regional level. By joining forces, both companies will be in the unique position to offer complete, efficient and high-quality OR integration solutions for endoscopy.

Both companies have significant market share in their respective fields of expertise. Maquet offers a full range of products for the OR from tables, lights and ceiling supply units to intraoperative media management. Richard Wolf is one of the world's leading manufacturers of endoscopic equipment, providing best-in-class integrated solutions for minimally invasive surgery in all major surgical disciplines.

A modern OR is a highly technified environment consisting of many complex devices that must seamlessly and transparently work together to allow the OR staff to perform safe, high-quality surgery. Furthermore ORs are part of the larger hospital IT landscape exchanging data in and out of hospital networks such as clinic information and picture archiving systems. Managing these devices and networks as well as dealing with environmental control and multi-modality video and image distribution is a major challenge for the OR personnel.

Today's announcement introduces the integration of Richard Wolf's endoscopy tower, including the device control solution core.control, into Maquet's TEGRIS system for OR integration. This combined solution will significantly improve intraoperative efficiency by streamlining device control and overall OR management thus accelerating procedures and making them safer by allowing the OR staff to concentrate on their primary task.

According to Bastian Diebald, head of Maquet's OR Integration Global Sales, "As a provider of OR Integration systems, we view our role in the operating room efficiency improvement by uniting video routing, recording and transmission, data management and device control - independent of the manufacturer. This stable cooperation provides an exciting opportunity for our two companies to combine forces and bring a lot more value to our customers". "The seamless integration of Richard Wolf's core.control and Maquet's Tegris offers Richard Wolf the unique opportunity to provide a scalable and comprehensive solution bearing the quality and reliability of two world class companies", said Timo Haller, head of OR Integration at Richard Wolf.

About Maquet

MAQUET, a trusted partner for hospitals and physicians for over 175 years, is the global leader in providing medical systems that meet the needs of the most medically challenging patients, while exceeding the expectations of the hospital teams that care for them. MAQUET designs, develops and distributes innovative therapy solutions and infrastructure capabilities for high-acuity areas within the hospital including the operating room (OR), hybrid OR/cath lab and intensive care unit (ICU) as well as intra and inter hospital patient transport.

Headquartered in Rastatt, Germany, MAQUET is the largest subsidiary of the publicly listed Getinge Group AB of Sweden. MAQUET generated nearly 1.4 billion Euros in 2011, representing more than half of the Getinge Group's annual revenue of 2.4 billion Euros. MAQUET has 6,000 employees in 50 international sales and service organizations, as well as a network of more than 280 sales representatives. For more information please visit http://www.maquet.com.  

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About Richard Wolf GmbH

Richard Wolf GmbH is one of the leading manufacturers of high-quality products for endoscopic diagnostic and therapy in human medicine as well as for ESWL and ESWT. Richard Wolf endoscopes are also used in many industrial applications.

Based in Knittlingen, Germany, the company has a workforce of 1400 highly qualified employees and operates as an innovative international Group with 9 subsidiaries and 125 regional offices worldwide. As a full-range supplier in endoscopy, Wolf's rigid and flexible endoscopes are used in the disciplines of arthroscopy, surgery, gynecology, laparoscopy, ENT, thoracoscopy, urology and visualization. The endoscope is the centre of Wolf's success spanning more than 100 years of precision engineering.

http://www.richard-wolf.com

MAQUET GmbH
SURGICAL WORKPLACES
Kehler Straße 31
76437 Rastatt, Germany

Pressekontakt:
Jehona Kelmendi
Telefon: +49(0)7222-932-420
jehona.kelmendi@maquet.com

SOURCE MAQUET GmbH & Co. KG

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