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Unilabs and GE Healthcare launch partnership for latest radiology equipment and imaging services in Portugal

April 08, 2022

Geneva and Lisbon, 8 April 2022: Unilabs, the leading European diagnostic services provider, has agreed a partnership with GE Healthcare to provide cutting-edge imaging equipment and digital technology in Portugal. The EUR 45m investment from Unilabs is one of the biggest ever investments in healthcare diagnostics in the country and will help ensure better access to care for thousands of Portuguese patients.

The partnership covers MRIs and CT scanning technology, ultrasound devices, mammography, and X-ray machines, as well as innovative imaging fleet services.

“At Unilabs, delivering the best possible patient care is at the heart of everything we do. By providing for an innovative imaging fleet and the latest imaging services, this partnership will provide for additional imaging capacity, speed up diagnoses, and improve diagnostic quality for patients across Portugal,” said Dr Christian Rebhan, Unilabs’ COO and Chief Medical Officer. “We are delighted to work with GE Healthcare on this ground-breaking partnership, which really demonstrates the value of being part of the Unilabs family,” said Luis Menezes, Regional Director Portugal, Latin America and Middle East.

“Like many other countries around the world, Portugal’s healthcare system is emerging from the peak of the Covid pandemic with unprecedented capacity demands,” said Rob Walton, President and CEO of GE Healthcare Europe, Middle East & Africa. “Addressing this situation requires the entire healthcare ecosystem to work collaboratively, and this collaboration with Unilabs is a model for the approach that will be required. This brings us one step closer to GE Healthcare’s vision of making healthcare more precise, efficient, and personalised.”

Improved data analytics and monitoring will generate new insights, supporting healthcare and operational professionals in their daily decision-making. Unilabs’ investment in its digital capacity will further improve the patient experience by delivering faster and more reliable diagnostic services.

About Unilabs

Unilabs is one of Europe’s largest diagnostics companies, offering a complete range of laboratory, pathology, and imaging services to patients all around the world. A leading digital champion covering the full diagnostic spectrum, Unilabs’ 12,000 employees save lives every day.

Unilabs invests heavily in technology, equipment, and people – using digital technologies in its state-of-the-art laboratories and imaging institutes to improve the lives of close to 100 million people every year.

About GE Healthcare

GE Healthcare is the $17 billion* healthcare business of GE (NYSE: GE). As a leading global medical technology, pharmaceutical diagnostics and digital solutions innovator, GE Healthcare enables clinicians to make faster, more informed decisions through intelligent devices, data analytics, applications and services, supported by its Edison intelligence platform. With over 100 years of healthcare industry experience and around 47,000 employees globally, the company operates at the center of an ecosystem working toward precision health, digitizing healthcare, helping drive productivity and improve outcomes for patients, providers, health systems and researchers around the world.

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