For its first-quarter operations this year, Sectra has reported increased demand for the company's mammography products. The number of Sectra MicroDose Mammography system deliveries more than doubled to 21 and contributed to the quarter's sales growth.
"During the quarter, we experienced major successes in Australia with our MicroDose system and our IT system for the processing of breast images. The latest orders make Sectra the largest company for breast imaging systems in the country," says Jan-Olof Brüer, President and CEO of Sectra AB.
Sectra is fully under way with upgrading existing customers' installations to the new generation of Sectra PACS, the company's principal product in medical IT. The product's properties for linking geographically spread healthcare clinics, was of core importance for the new orders Sectra secured during the quarter. Sectra displays a seasonal variation whereby most invoicing and earnings are traditionally generated during the third and fourth quarters. After the close of the quarter, Sectra signed a framework agreement with the European Council in Brussels for the delivery of the product for secure telephony that is deployed in all EU countries. This is the result of the European Council's procurement process, in which the Sectra Tiger XS was selected.