GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric, and a Russian medical imaging manufacturer Medical Technologies (MTL), has reported a strategic partnership to manufacture diagnostic imaging products in Russia, starting with GE Healthcare’s CT BrightSpeed Elite system, in line with GE’s healthymagination strategy.

GE Healthcare also reports the opening of dedicated training center for Russian and CIS medical specialists. These announcements in line with GE’s global healthymagination strategy to help healthcare providers deliver better healthcare to more people at lower cost.

GE Healthcare’s first Russian localisation project is aimed at bringing accessible, innovative and modern healthcare technologies to support government programs modernising healthcare infrastructure for stroke, oncology and emergency care. Consistent with GE’s global healthymagination strategy, it will help Russian medical professionals deliver better quality care to more people at lower cost.

Under this initiative, MTL together with GE Healthcare, localise, manufacture and distribute GE Healthcare diagnostic imaging technologies in Russia.

Richard Di Benedetto, president and CEO of GE Healthcare, EAGM, said: “This partnership marks the beginning of an exciting time for GE Healthcare in Russia. We will be manufacturing modern products tailored to local needs in order to bring high-tech, diagnostic imaging to benefit patients across Russia. This partnership confirms our commitment to Russian healthcare and will also create new jobs for the Russian medical technology industry.”

Vyacheslav Grischenko, general manager of Russia and CIS at GE Healthcare said: “We want to be in and for Russia, and we believe that by starting CT manufacturing we can help bring better healthcare and address one of the country’s top strategic priorities, the localisation of high-tech medical equipment manufacturing. It is the right move for Russia, for healthcare professionals, and for the patients we are working for.”