Philips Electronics India Ltd has commenced operations at greenfield healthcare manufacturing facility for imaging systems in Chakan, near Pune. This is the company's sixth centre of excellence in India after Netherlnds, Germany, China, USA and Israel.
The new unit will focus on diagnostic imaging solutions to target cardiology (catheterisation lab) and radiology (general X-ray) applications. The first products to be manufactured will be diagnostic X-Ray systems and the Allura FC – Philips’ first India developed cauterization lab. The Allura FC is used in the diagnosis and minimally-invasive treatment of cardiovascular disease. The annual production capacity of these products is around 900-1000 units. Besides, products for oncology, critical care and respiratory care will also be manufactured along with radiology and cardiology products.