MENTOR, OHIO – DECEMBER 12, 2011 – STERIS Corporation, a recognized leader in surgical support and integration technologies, and Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., provider of medical imaging technology,  have formed an alliance to offer advanced vascular, cardiovascular, pediatric and neurosurgical hybrid surgical suites to healthcare systems seeking the latest patient-focused interventions.
These highly advanced suites will blend the contributions of both medical device leaders. Toshiba will provide tableside digital information and imaging technologies, and STERIS will deliver custom-designed high-definition integrated surgical suites featuring LED surgical lighting and visualization systems, and Harmony iQ™ advanced integration and OR equipment management solutions. In addition, STERIS’s expert room design services, including its three-dimensional Room Builder software and project management expertise, will allow the two companies to design and seamlessly integrate their technologies for their joint Customers. The resulting STERIS/Toshiba hybrid suites will enable surgical and diagnostic teams to carry out a vast range of image-guided cardiovascular, vascular, and neurosurgical interventional procedures as well as open surgeries.
“We recognize the great interest our clinical partners have in advancing care through surgical innovation and improved efficiencies and outcomes,” commented Robert Popilock, senior market development manager, STERIS Surgical Solutions. “Hybrid operating rooms offer tremendous opportunities to advance care, but designing and building these complex rooms is a huge task. Challenges such as how to eliminate collision points for equipment, optimize circulator pathways and provide ergonomic and intuitive tools at the surgical field, must be addressed. We are pleased to be able to help streamline the decision, design and integration processes for Customers through collaboration with Toshiba America Medical Systems, a leader in the hybrid OR space.”
“Toshiba is committed to developing the most efficient and innovative technology in the industry, while improving patient care and making exams safer,” said Stephen Bumb, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. “Aligning with strategic partners like STERIS Corporation, Toshiba can offer advanced hybrid labs to meet the needs of large hospitals and healthcare networks by treating patients with interventional and surgical procedures all in one suite.”
The STERIS-Toshiba alliance brings together two companies with many years of experience in operating room design, OR integration and medical imaging, who also have a mutual understanding of each other’s products and services.
About STERIS Corporation
STERIS Corporation is a leading provider of infection prevention and surgical products and services, focused primarily on critical healthcare, pharmaceutical and research markets around the world. The Company supplies a broad array of equipment, consumable and service solutions that help assure productivity and quality. STERIS is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol STE. For more information, visit
About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.
With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems (TAMS) markets, sells, distributes and services diagnostic imaging systems, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States. For more information, visit the TAMS website at
About Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a leading worldwide provider of medical diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, X-ray and vascular, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and MRI systems, as well as information systems for medical institutions. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation has been providing medical products for over 80 years. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba.
About Toshiba
Toshiba is a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products, spanning digital products, such as LCD TVs, notebook PCs and hard disc drives; electronic devices and components, such as semiconductors; social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 490 companies, with 203,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.3 trillion yen (US$77 billion).