Under the terms of agreement, Vertec is likely to sell the ultrasound systems whereas Siemens’ engineers are expected to maintain the technology.

Declan Dunphy, product manager of Ultrasound at Siemens Healthcare, said: “Vertec is an established and trusted leader in the medical industry and is therefore well placed to develop our position as a specialist in ultrasound solutions. We welcome Vertec’s expertise and look forward to working closely together to extend our reach in unexplored and emerging markets.”

Bill Hipgrave, managing director at Vertec Scientific, said: “Vertec is used to working in niche markets, so we are delighted to work with Siemens Healthcare, extending its ultrasound product offerings in these growing areas. The engineering quality of the products is beyond question and with a strong service group we can be sure that customers will be well supported.”