Royal Philips has entered into a ten-year strategic partnership with the University Hospital Brandenburg an der Havel in Germany to expand therapy options.

The collaboration aims to renew and expand the diagnostic and therapy options of the hospital by delivering advanced technology solutions.

Under the nearly $20.1m (€18m) deal, Philips will supply diagnostic imaging solutions that include mobile X-ray, MR, ultrasound, along with image-guided therapy suites as well as patient monitoring solutions.

Through the renewal of diagnostic and image-guided therapy solutions, the German University Hospital will secure access to latest health technology.

As part of the deal, Philips will also upgrade two current interventional suites and vascular procedures.

Additionally, the agreement will include installation of a new hybrid operating room which will be equipped with the company’s image-guided therapy system, Azurion.

University Hospital Brandenburg an der Havel managing director Gabriele Wolter said: “We have decided to partner with Philips in order to ensure high-quality, economical medical care for the population of our region into the future.

“Our joint activities will go well beyond device procurement and financing. There will be a uniform operating philosophy across devices and departments for renewal of our equipment inventory. In this way, we can speed up processes, minimise operating errors, and make its use easier throughout the clinic.”

The agreement also includes integration of Philips’ ICARUS learning academy into the hospital’s existing training and education programme for clinicians and medical technologists.

The German University Hospital has around 500 beds and offers specialist care for approximately 26,000 inpatients and 48,000 ambulatory patients in 15 specialised clinics.