Japanese firm Canon Medical Systems has signed an agreement to acquire Danish medical equipment manufacturer firm Nordisk Røntgen Teknik (NRT).

NRT has advanced technology for the development and manufacture of diagnostic X-ray systems.

The acquisition will allow Canon Medical gain access to European-based technology, development, and manufacturing for advanced multipurpose and motorised digital radiographic imaging solutions.

NRT has a history of producing multipurpose X-ray fluoroscopy systems and general radiography systems for more than 45 years.

Canon Medical said that NRT will continue its operations under the current name, following the completion of the transaction.

NRT chief executive officer Mogens Ravn said: “NRT is very much looking forward to becoming part of the Canon Group and contributing to global healthcare by offering its advanced technology to the global market.”

Canon Medical intends to utilise NRT’s expertise in advanced technology, customer satisfaction, and medical regulatory compliance to its existing X-ray solutions offerings.

Currently, the Japanese company offers a range of X-ray systems, from entry-level to high-end solutions, including remote fluoroscopy systems and digital X-ray solutions.

With headquarters in Tochigi, Japan, Canon Medical has business operations in more than 150 countries and regions globally.

Canon Medical president Toshio Takiguchi said: “With the addition of NRT’s high-end segment to our lineup, we will be able to offer our customers even more attractive, flexible, and user-friendly products.

“We also expect that the synergy with NRT’s advanced technology will provide even more value to Canon’s X-ray systems in the future.”