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Philips, King’s College to work on treatment

23rd October 2008

Philips is working with King’s College in London to develop new approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

The company ? which has a dental division called Philips Oral Healthcare ? announced a memorandum of understanding with the college agreeing a five-year research collaboration.

Areas of focus include combining imaging technology such as ultrasound, MRI, x-ray and CT to assist doctors find their way through patients’ hearts during procedures. Of course, imaging technology is also used in the dental sector.

Chief executive of Philips Healthcare Steve Rusckowski said the company was “very proud” to be collaborating with the team from King’s College, plus Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital.

“Through these innovative research projects we hope to find new ways of delivering cardiology care that will offer real benefits for patients and clinicians,” he said.

Philips Oral Healthcare’s Sonicare range includes the ProResults from FlexCare, designed to be used by dental professionals.

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