Philips acquires Remote Diagnostic Technologies

Royal Philips has acquired Remote Diagnostic Technologies (RDT), a UK-based innovator of advanced solutions for the pre-hospital market providing monitoring, cardiac therapy and data management.

“RDT’s portfolio of comprehensive connected emergency care solutions will complement Philips’ Therapeutic Care business and strengthen its leadership position in the EUR 1.4 billion resuscitation and emergency care market,” according to a press release. “Moreover, RDT will strengthen Philips’ ability to innovate, drive digital transformation in health care and enter new markets. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.”

Philips already offers a range of monitoring and therapeutic products and solutions to help emergency medical services, hospitals and lay responders accelerate the delivery of care at the scene. This offering includes automated external defibrillators (AEDs), advanced life support monitors and data management solutions. RDT will complement this with a product range for ambulance and emergency responders, which includes Tempus ALS, a modularized monitor and defibrillator that offers premium functionality in a smaller, lighter and more flexible package. RDT also offers lightweight monitors equipped with telecommunication capabilities for various emergency responders.

“We are committed to investing in and expanding our resuscitation and emergency care offering, and with the acquisition of RDT we can boost our capabilities and portfolio in this vital area of health care,” said Arman Voskerchyan, business leader for therapeutic care at Philips. “With its focus on the pre-hospital market, RDT’s portfolio of emergency care solutions will enable Philips to grow its presence in this market, as we further build our health technology portfolio and extend the range of connected, data-driven solutions we offer to our customers.”

“We are delighted to become part of Philips and continue on our journey that began over 20 years ago”, said Graham Murphy, CEO of RDT. “Our mission is very much aligned with Philips’ own, as we are committed to transforming the delivery of care and improving patient outcomes driven by customer-focused innovation. Together, we will continue to enable pre-hospital caregivers to make a real difference to patient outcomes everywhere.”

RDT was founded in 1997 and employs approximately 100 employees. The company is headquartered in Hampshire, U.K., with activities in Europe and North America.