OEM Updates: Siemens opens ultrasound factory outside Philadelphia

OEM Updates: Siemens opens ultrasound factory outside Philadelphia

Siemens Healthcare opened a new ultrasound systems factory in Philadelphia April 29. The 12,000-square-foot facility, located at 5168 Campus Drive in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., will manufacture Siemens’ new ACUSON Freestyle ultrasound system.

“Siemens is proud to bring high-end, specialized manufacturing to the Philadelphia area through the production of the ACUSON Freestyle ultrasound system,” said Jeffrey Bundy, PhD, CEO of Siemens Ultrasound. “The ACUSON Freestyle system’s wireless transducer technology offers greater flexibility and ease in obtaining accurate transducer placement, and simplifies sterilization in interventional settings.”

Siemens’ Philadelphia area manufacturing site is its second ultrasound factory in the U.S. The company’s Buffalo Grove, Ill., facility houses an assembly line for Siemens’ ACUSON S Family of ultrasound systems.

The grand opening of Siemens’ new ultrasound factory was marked by an afternoon ceremony that included remarks from Rep. Patrick Meehan (R) of Pennsylvania’s Seventh Congressional District; Bundy; and Gregory Sorensen, MD, president and CEO of Siemens Healthcare North America.

For more information visit: www.siemens.com/healthcare.