The FINANCIAL -- Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips announced on June 13, that it has acquired Remote Diagnostic Technologies, a UK-based leading innovator of advanced solutions for the pre-hospital market providing monitoring, cardiac therapy and data management.
RDT’s portfolio of comprehensive connected emergency care solutions will complement Philips’ Therapeutic Care business and strengthen its leadership position in the EUR 1.4 billion resuscitation and emergency care market. Moreover, RDT will strengthen Philips’ ability to innovate, drive digital transformation in healthcare, and enter new markets. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed, according to Philips.
Philips already offers a range of proven monitoring and therapeutic products and solutions to help emergency medical services, hospitals and lay responders accelerate the delivery of care at the scene. This offering includes automated external defibrillators (AEDs), advanced life support monitors, and data management solutions. RDT will complement this with a product range for ambulance and emergency responders, which includes Tempus ALS, a modularized monitor and defibrillator that offers premium functionality in a smaller, lighter and more flexible package. RDT also offers highly robust, yet lightweight monitors equipped with telecommunication capabilities for various emergency responders, according to Philips.
Emergency medical services are dedicated to providing pre-hospital acute care, including primary patient stabilization, at the scene medical treatment, and transportation to hospitals. As such, they are an essential part of the patient journey and form a crucial link to preserve life, prevent further injury, and promote recovery for patients.
RDT was founded in 1997 and employs approximately 100 employees. The company is headquartered in Hampshire, U.K., with activities in Europe and North America. Within the Therapeutic Care business group, RDT will be a business alongside the existing Emergency Care & Resuscitation and Hospital Respiratory Care businesses.