Sectra announced a partnership agreement with Canon Marketing Japan, Inc., an affiliate of Canon Inc. Canon Marketing Japan is headquartered in Tokyo and has offices in all of the major cities in Japan. The company employs nearly 20,000 people and has annual sales in excess of JPY 800 billion (USD 9 billion).

Under this agreement, Canon Marketing Japan will become a distributor of Sectra’s digital mammography system, Sectra MicroDose Mammography, in Japan.

“Canon Marketing Japan is an ideal partner for the distribution of our mammography products, since the company is known throughout the world for its high quality standards, has a large existing customer base and a highly respected position in Japan,” says Torbjörn Kronander, President of Sectra’s medical operations. “This is a strategically important move to strengthen our operations in the second largest mammography market in the world.”

“Sectra MicroDose Mammography, uniquely characterized by its photon-counting technology, was the obvious choice for us. Its exceptional characteristics offer unsurpassed low dose and superior image quality, which are crucial for success in the Japanese market,” says Mr. Hiroshi Shibuya, Senior Managing Director of Canon Marketing Japan. “We can confidently address market needs with this unique and highly differentiated product.”

Source: Sectra Press Release