Dosimetry Specialist PTW Acquires Share in Phantom Manufacturer QRM
The partnership brings together expertise in quality assurance for radiation therapy and diagnostic radiology.
Freiburg, April 9, 2020 -Like PTW Freiburg GmbH, QRM GmbH (Quality Assurance in Radiology and Medicine) manufactures measuring equipment that is used in radiological and radiooncological departments of hospitals around the world. Their products complement each other, and PTW has already used QRM materials in its measuring devices in the past. These materials are essential to perform legally required quality assurance tests: Regular QA measurements enable medical physicists to ensure that the modern irradiation devices used to treat cancer operate safely and with high accuracy.
By acquiring a share in QRM, PTW is complementing its portfolio with the development and production of tissue-equivalent materials for quality assurance in diagnostic imaging. "PTW is sometimes referred to as a ‘hidden champion’, because our mid-sized family company's products are known all over the world, although more in professional circles. This applies even more to QRM. The company is the leader in manufacturing high-quality tissue-equivalent materials in radiological quality assurance,” PTW Managing Director Dr. Tobias Schüle stated. QRM Managing Director Johannes Coman added: “Despite differences in size, QRM and PTW are similar; both companies think long term and have a high export share. We will benefit greatly from PTW’s extensive global sales and distribution network.” Both companies develop, design and produce exclusively in Germany and have a high manufacturing depth. Collaboration has already taken place in the development of PTW's new modular phantom platform Ruby.
Image 1: PTW Freiburg acquires share in phantom manufacturer QRM. The two companies have already collaborated in the development of PTW's new modular phantom platform Ruby (see picture).
Photo credit: PTW Freiburg GmbH
Image 2: QRM located in Möhrendorf/Germany manufactures measuring equipment for radiological and radiooncologial departments of hospitals around the world.
Photo credit: QRM GmbH
PTW is a global leader in high-precision dosimetry solutions for radiation therapy, diagnostic radiology and metrology. Founded in 1922, the German company is one of the pioneers in medical radiation measurement, helping advance patient safety in modern radiation medicine. PTW technologies and services enable radiation experts in over 160 countries worldwide to precisely monitor highly complex clinical radiation equipment. The dosimetry company also owns one of the oldest and largest accredited calibration laboratories in the field of ionizing radiation and established THE DOSIMETRY SCHOOL to promote the exchange of knowledge in clinical dosimetry. PTW operates globally with ten international subsidiaries and more than 350 employees worldwide.
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