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Planmeca Group celebrates excellence in imaging in Budapest


Planmeca, HUS and University of Helsinki deepen research cooperation


Finnish dental equipment manufacturer Planmeca has signed a cooperation agreement with the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) and the University of Helsinki. The new agreement aims to advance the research and development of new health care solutions, to deepen existing cooperation and facilitate information sharing between the parties.

Planmeca celebrates 100 years of Finnish independence: ”Finland is an exceptional breeding ground for health tech innovations”


In honour of the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence, Planmeca is investing in high quality education and research with a sizable donation to Aalto University. The company is also an official partner of the Finland 100 centenary year.

Planmed Clarity 3D – new DBT system receives CE mark and wins Red Dot Design Award


The Planmed Clarity™ 3D digital breast tomosynthesis system and the Planmed Clarity 2D full field digital mammography system have received the CE mark and are now available for sale in the EU and other countries where the CE mark applies. The systems have also won the prestigious Red Dot Design Award.

Mr. Jan Moed appointed Managing Director of Planmed Oy


Mr. Jan Moed has been appointed as Managing Director of Planmed Oy with effect from 1 January 2016. Mr. Moed will report to the President of Planmeca Group Heikki Kyöstilä.

Planmed launches the new Planmed Clarity™ 3D system Improved mammography diagnostics with Digital Breast Tomosynthesis


Planmed introduces a new mammography unit, Planmed Clarity™ 3D, which utilizes advanced Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) technology. DBT enables enhanced diagnostics, especially for patients with denser breast tissue.

Planmed Verity® CBCT scanner receives FDA approval for maxillofacial imaging


On May 14, 2015 the FDA issued an approval letter for the Planmed Verity® CBCT scanner’s MaxScan™ maxillofacial imaging option. Planmed Verity is a high-end solution for imaging of anatomies within upper and lower extremities, as well as the maxillofacial region.

Planmed Verity® Extremity CT Scanner Added to Novation Contract with Merry-X-Ray


Planmed announced today that effective November 15, 2014, its Planmed Verity® extremity CT scanner is available on the Novation Merry-X-Ray capital equipment and diagnostics imaging distribution contract (XR0262), effective through July 31, 2017.

Planmed Verity® extremity scanner received CE approval for maxillofacial imaging


Planmed, a trusted leader in mammography and orthopedic imaging solutions, introduces a new maxillofacial imaging option to its breakthrough Planmed Verity® CBCT extremity scanner. Maxillofacial imaging option MaxScan™, CE-approved in December 2013, provides wider applications with a single imaging system.

Planmed Verity® Extremity Scanner receives Health Canada Medical Device License


Planmed is pleased to announce that the company has received the Health Canada approval for its Planmed Verity® Extremity Scanner. Planmed Verity is intended to be used for X-ray cone-beam computed tomography of anatomies within upper and lower extremities.

Vesa Mattila appointed to Managing Director of Planmed Oy


Mr. Vesa Mattila, M. Sc. (Tech), M. Sc. (Econ), has been appointed on 1 June 2013 as Managing Director of Planmed Oy.

Finnish-made medical and dental equipment to Ice Hockey World Championship 2013 in Helsinki and in Stockholm


Planmeca Group participates once again in organizing the Ice Hockey World Championships by providing a Planmed Verity® Extremity Scanner and Planmeca CompactTM i dental care unit for the on-site emergency rooms both at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki and Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm. Both devices were already used in the Helsinki venue last year.

Merry X-Ray Corporation to distribute Planmed Verity® Extremity Scanner


Planmed Oy, the Finnish manufacturer of the Planmed Verity® Extremity Scanner, signed an exclusive U.S. nationwide distribution agreement with Merry X-Ray Corporation, the largest independent distributor of CR, DR, PACS and radiographic equipment in the U.S.

Korean FDA clearance for Planmed Verity® Extremity Scanner


On January 16, 2013, Planmed Verity® Extremity Scanner received clearance from the Korean Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) for medical imaging. In Korea, Planmed Verity is represented by local distributor Dong Kang Medical Systems Co., Ltd.

FDA clearance for Planmed Verity Extremity Scanner


On February 1, 2013 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued 510(k) approval letter for the Planmed Verity® Extremity Scanner. Planmed Verity is intended to be used for X-ray computed tomography of anatomies within upper and lower extremities.

Planmed Verity receives the Finnish WIPO Design Award


The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a United Nations agency, presents the first ever WIPO Design Award for Finnish design to celebrate World Design Capital Helsinki 2012. The award is given to product development team of Planmed Verity® Extremity Scanner by Planmed Oy.

Planmed Nuance Excel digital mammography system passes the EUREF Type Test


The Planmed Nuance™ Excel full-field digital mammography (FFDM) system of Finnish Planmed Oy passes the acknowledged EUREF type testing. This type test is EU-wide tangible and demonstrable recognition of adherence to a recognized quality system. It takes into account the special requirements of both symptomatic and screening services.

Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston to test Planmed Verity® Extremity Scanner


A research collaboration between the Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA) and Finnish Planmed Oy is studying the benefits and value of 3D imaging options of CBCT technology for imaging of extremities. The objective of this research project is to investigate the feasibility of this device in various applications. In addition, the image quality, speed of examination, and accuracy of diagnosis of this new device is being assessed in relation to traditional CT equipment.

Planmed Verity® receives Honorary Mention in a Finnish design competition


Planmed Oy has received Honorary Mention for its Planmed Verity® Extremity Scanner, in the Finnish design competition Fennia Prize 2012. The objective of this international design competition for firms and companies is to support the production of high-standard products and services and to promote the competitiveness and internationalization of industry.

Finnish invention, Planmed Verity®, wins a jackpot at the 2012 Medical Design Excellence Awards


The Planmed Verity® Extremity Scanner wins the sought-after title: the 2012 Medical Design Excellence Award (MDEA) Gold Winner, and is also nominated “Best in Show”. MDEA is the premier awards competition for the medical technology community.

Planmed Verity Extremity Scanner awarded with “red dot award: product design 2012” design prize


Planmed Oy’s new 3D imaging unit for orthopaedic imaging convinced the 30-member international expert jury of the “red dot award: product design 2012”. Manufacturers from all over the world submitted a total of 4,515 designs to the renowned product competition.

Ice Hockey World Championship 2012 in Helsinki uses advanced medical and dental equipment from Planmeca Group


Planmeca Group participates in organizing the World Championships in Ice Hockey this spring by providing a Planmed Verity Extremity Scanner and Planmeca Compact i dental care unit for the on-site emergency room at Helsinki Arena.

Planmed Verity Extremity Scanner receives CE mark


Planmed Verity, a new, mobile extremity scanner for orthopedic imaging of the extremities receives the CE mark and thus, is now available for sale in the EU and many other countries where the CE certificate permits sales.

FDA clearance for Planmed Nuance Excel Full-Field Digital Mammography (FFDM) system


On September 23, 2011 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued 510(k) approval letter for the Planmed Nuance Excel full-field digital mammography system. Planmed Nuance Excel FFDM System combines fast examination time, low radiation dose, and outstanding image quality.

Planmed Nuance Excel Full Field Digital Mammography (FFDM) System receives Health Canada Medical Device License


The Finnish Planmed Oy is pleased to announce that the company has received Health Canada approval for its full field digital mammography (FFDM) system Planmed Nuance Excel. The approval also includes Nuance DigiGuide digital stereotactic system.