January 13, 2009 - Vital Images Inc. and Toshiba Medical Systems Corp. have agreed to co-develop and collaborate on a joint investment to develop and deliver innovative technology advancements for Toshiba's modalities, including the Aquilion ONE CT scanner, and Vital Images' advanced visualization software solutions.
The companies recently announced the renewal of their distribution agreement, which has been extended until 2013. The lengthened term of the new contract, complemented by the co-development and collaboration agreement, enables the companies to jointly drive new technology and closely collaborate in developing and launching advanced visualization solutions for medical imaging.
"We have had a close working relationship with Toshiba on Vitrea fX and Aquilion ONE for the past few years," said Vikram Simha, chief technology officer at Vital Images. "However, this agreement establishes a new development framework enabling our companies to more rapidly create innovations, intellectual property and next-generation technologies for all Toshiba modalities."