United Imaging Healthcare (UIH), an international company specializing in medical imaging and radiotherapy equipment, announces its official launch in the United States, including the establishment of a U.S. headquarters and manufacturing facility in Houston. UIH made its U.S market debut earlier this week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

“The United States is the largest, and most important, medical device market in the world and we are proud to make our debut at RSNA this year—we are officially open for business in the United States,” says Dr. Xue Min, UIH’s Chairman of the board and CEO.

“It is UIH’s goal to provide premium products and services for customers around the globe. In the past five years, we have established R&D centers in the U.S. that are exploring cutting-edge technology, as well as research on CT, MR, PET-CT, and RT products,” Xue Min adds. “We are building our U.S. regional headquarters in Houston, which will integrate R&D, production, training, and marketing services to better serve our customers in the U.S.”

UIH’s North American business is led by CEO Jeffrey M Bundy, PhD, who has more than 20 years of industry experience and previously held positions in sales, marketing, and R&D, including serving as a global CEO in the imaging business from 2011 to 2015.

“UIH is a dynamic company focused on innovative technology. Our commitment to advancements in medical imaging and radiology and our ability to innovate at a rapid pace are core strengths,” says Bundy. “I’m inspired by UIH’s dedication to creating new levels of access for the underserved, and we are committed to be an agent of positive change in our industry, through our product and services offerings.”

UIH’s North American production center is located in Houston, adjacent to the headquarters and the R&D center. This wholly-owned facility is expected to produce multiple UIH product lines by the end of 2019. “Our Houston production center will allow us to offer localized and customized services, and significantly increase our ability to deliver products and accessories quickly and efficiently,” says Xue Min.

The establishment of the Houston production and R&D facility follows the establishment of U.S. R&D centers in Cleveland, Ohio, and in Concord, Calif.