Konica Minolta exhibits at MEDICA fair in Düsseldorf, Germany

| 25 October 2017

From 13 – 16 November 2017, Konica Minolta will be displaying its healthcare solutions at the world’s largest medical exhibition, MEDICA, in Düsseldorf, Germany (Hall 9, Booth D68). Konica Minolta will be presenting several pre-market innovations such as WoundAide, a hand held solution for fast wound assessment and documentation, and SPFS, an immunoassay system.

At MEDICA, Konica Minolta will be exhibiting its latest clinical product innovations in Digital Radiology (DR) and ultrasound solutions, such as AeroDRTM digital X-ray detectors and SonimageTM HS1 Ultrasound. With a 100 µm pixel size, the company’s flagship detector AeroDR HD currently has the world’s highest resolution in its class[1], allowing users to have a better view on the bone trabecular and to zoom in on the bone’s microstructures.

SPFS (surface plasmon field-enhanced fluorescence spectroscopy) is an immunoassay system for detecting certain problematic heart conditions in a very early phase, and prostate cancer with high specificity. The fluorescent antibody technique is used to detect disease-associated biomarkers (proteins). By making fluorescent materials bond chemically with the specific proteins and then detecting the fluorescence, the presence and behaviour of, for example, a sign of acute myocardial infarction can be shown up earlier.

The accurate assessment of wounds is an important aspect of wound care, but is often a challenge. The problem is that the manual measurement and documentation process can be time-consuming, inaccurate, infection-prone and painful. With WoundAide, Konica Minolta has developed a simple, mobile and cost-effective wound assessment solution providing accurate 3D measurement and 3D wound documentation in seconds through automated image analysis.

In addition, Konica Minolta will be demonstrating MOBOTIX intelligent video solutions for healthcare, including a thermal scanner designed for patient monitoring with detection and alerting for high body temperatures associated with fever. The intelligent video solutions include analytics to detect if a patient is distressed or has fallen out of bed, with the ability to automatically raise the alarm via local audio and IP-connected communications devices. The MOBOTIX portfolio also offers smart access control systems and traditional security surveillance cameras, including innovative hemispheric models with just a single camera able to cover an entire ward from a single central ceiling mounting position.

The administrative challenges of healthcare organisations include growing budget constraints, pressure to manage costs, and ever-increasing rules and regulations. Konica Minolta offers solutions for optimising IT workflows that automate document-related processes, make medical information easily and securely accessible, and reduce administrative costs. Radiology results can be printed in a specially designed DICOM booklet for reference purposes.

[1] portable cassette-sized flat panel detectors

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. With its unique expertise in imaging, data processing and data-based decision making, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers - small and medium-sized businesses, large enterprises and public sector - and solves issues faced by society.

As a digital workplace solution provider, Konica Minolta helps its clients to identify and unlock the potential digitalisation holds and reach the next level in the digital maturity of their organisation by rethinking the workplace. In support of an ‘Intelligent connected workplace’, Konica Minolta offers cloud, IT, managed print and video solution services for remote working, collaboration, workflow management and automation and security. The company’s success in driving transformation is also confirmed by IDC, since the ‘IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Print Transformation 2023 Vendor Assessment’ has named Konica Minolta a “Leader” in print transformation. Konica Minolta has been a Microsoft Global Managed Partner since 2021.

Konica Minolta's Igniting Print Possibilities offering helps printers, converters and brand owners maximise workflow automation to increase efficiency. The company delivers consultancy in all communication matters as well as top-of-the-line production, packaging as well as label printers. Its finishing devices create print products that stand out and create added value. Konica Minolta has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe (InfoSource).

For an increasing number of organisations, success today is more than the narrow definition of financial prosperity – it also includes protecting the environment and having a positive impact on their workforce as well as the societies they are embedded in. With its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Konica Minolta has pledged to consistently pursue its sustainability and social responsibility goals.

The company has been repeatedly recognised for its rich history of social contribution as well as for working towards achieving the SDGs throughout its business and supply chain. Konica Minolta received a GOLD Level Recognition Medal in the EcoVadis sustainability ratings for 2024.

For its remote services, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab (BLI) 2023-2024 Pacesetter Award in Remote Service for the Western European market’ from Keypoint Intelligence.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 80 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. With more than 8,800 employees (as of April 2024), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.13 billion in financial year 2023/2024.

Worldwide, the company has over 39,000 employees and is operating in over 150 countries.

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