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Canon's medical device biz bought from Toshiba sets sail

Camera giant to chase global 'big 3' in health care hardware with IT push

Toshio Takiguchi, president of Toshiba Medical Systems, emphasized synergies with the rest of Canon operations.

TOKYO -- Having emerged as a savior for buying Toshiba's medical systems operations for a hefty sum, Canon has now embarked on a fresh journey as a major player chasing global leaders in health care equipment featuring the latest information technology.

Toshiba Medical Systems, which became a Canon subsidiary at the end of 2016, showcased several new products at a medical imaging trade fair that opened Friday in Yokohama. New offerings such as CT and MRI scanners accentuated the unit's fresh start.

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