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Samsung Adds Healthcare Solutions to Its B2B Segment

By Lionell Go Macahilig - on 24 Feb 2014, 2:39pm

Samsung Adds Healthcare Solutions to Its B2B Segment

Samsung's Movable Ultrasound Machine

At its B2B solutions area in SEA Forum 2014, Samsung showcased healthcare solutions such as a movable ultrasound machine, and portable clinical chemistry analyzer and immunoassay analyzer.

The network-ready ultrasound machine can send a scanned image to a smartphone wirelessly.

Network-ready, Samsung’s movable ultrasound machine can connect to smart devices like smartphones, allowing for wireless uploading of images that can be shared on social networking channels. The portable clinical chemistry analyzer (LABGEO PT10) can perform a variety of tests that may consist of up to 15 parameters even with only 70 microliter of blood and produce test results within 7 minutes. Another portable healthcare solution, the immunoassay analyzer (LABGEO IB10) performs biochemical tests with the use of a palette that is similar to a DVD. The sample is applied on the disc which will be inserted into the machine for analysis.

Samsung LABGEO PT10Samsung LABGEO IB10

In light with Samsung’s introduction of healthcare solutions, the company is also planning to put up SONO schools in five Southeast Asian countries this year, which includes Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Designed to help in reducing fetal and maternal mortality rates in the region, SONO schools will employ Samsung medical equipment to improve doctors’ skills in prenatal ultrasound screening.

This DVD-like palette can hold biochemical samples, then the LABGEO IB10 will "read" it for analysis.

Samsung’s deeper penetration into the healthcare solutions realm poses a challenge to other companies such as Philips. The Dutch company has been bringing healthcare products to the country. In 2013, Philips teamed up with the Department of Health (DOH) and installed CT Scans in ten hospitals in the country.