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Philips acquires tooth whitening specialist Discus Holdings

12th October 2010

Philips has agreed a deal to purchase the oral care products manufacturer Discus Holdings in a transaction expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2010.

The takeover will see Philips broaden its portfolio with an array of professional tooth whitening products, including the Zoom and BriteSmile ranges, as well as a variety of take-home whiteners.

Discus also sells treatment options for applications such as gingivitis and ulcer relief, caries prevention and breath management.

Pieter Nota, chief executive officer of Philips' consumer lifestyle division, said the deal will complement its existing Sonicare range and strengthen the firm's standing in the dental industry.

He added: "Oral healthcare is an important part of our strategy to enhance consumer health and wellbeing and an important growth driver of our portfolio."

Last month, Dentistry.co.uk reported that Philips is to conduct a series of dental industry lectures and events across the UK in the coming months, commencing in Birmingham on November 3rd 2010.ADNFCR-8000103-ID-800111556-ADNFCR

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