Sectra has entered into a partnership agreement with Canon Marketing Japan.

Under the agreement, Canon Marketing Japan will become a distributor of Sectra’s digital mammography system, Sectra MicroDose mammography, in Japan.

Torbjorn Kronander, president of medical operations at Sectra, said: “Canon Marketing Japan is an ideal partner for the distribution of our mammography products, since the company is known throughout the world for its high quality standards, has a large existing customer base and a highly respected position in Japan. This is a strategically important move to strengthen our operations in the second largest mammography market in the world.”

Hiroshi Shibuya, senior managing director of Canon Marketing Japan, said: “Sectra MicroDose Mammography, uniquely characterized by its photon-counting technology, was the obvious choice for us. Its exceptional characteristics offer unsurpassed low dose and superior image quality, which are crucial for success in the Japanese market. We can confidently address market needs with this unique and highly differentiated product.”