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HEILBRONN/HAMBURG, April 2nd, 2015 - Philips and Schwarzer Cardiotek today officially announced the signing of a reseller agreement to market the Schwarzer Cardiotek product cardWorks. cardWorks is a cardiology information management and reporting system, which was developed to optimize the workflow in the cardiac cath lab and includes automated methods for procedure logging and report generation.

Philips Healthcare Informatics will act as a partner in the German-speaking countries, providing advice and solutions to those who want to implement modern and effective cardiology information systems in hospital-based or private cardiac cath labs.

Through the sales cooperation in DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), the two companies expect an improved market access and an enhanced range of solutions in the field of interventional cardiology. cardWorks increases workflow efficiency and improves the quality of the entire modality.

Christian Backert, Business Manager Healthcare Informatics at Philips explains: "Our goal is to work with medical technology companies whose smart software solutions can be completely integrated in our Cardiovascular Information System IntelliSpace CV and which, like cardWorks, offer real qualitative added value in the cardiac cath lab. Thanks to the collaboration with Schwarzer Cardiotek, we are a large step closer to achieving our goal. "

"With a strong, well-connected and reliable partner as Philips on our side, we can offer not only an excellent product but also excellent service support " said Frank-Peter Klein, President and Chief Commercial Officer with Schwarzer Cardiotek.

About Schwarzer Cardiotek
Schwarzer Cardiotek is a privately held medical device company focused on the electrophysiological and hemodynamic measurement systems and cardiology information systems. The company has more than 60 years of experience in the development and production of polygraphic recording systems.
Schwarzer Cardiotek utilizes a comprehensive approach of creative thinking and collaboration with leading physicians and researchers around the world to continuously enhance its products and stay at the forefront of technological innovation.

About cardWorks
cardWorks is a flexible information system that focuses on the work processes in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. Through its modular design, cardWorks can be utilized for either single workstations or multiple networked measuring stations, with inputs from multiple user profiles in a diverse range of clinical settings. Integration with the hemodynamic measurement station and the connection via standard interfaces to the HIS and other sub-systems guarantees the immediate availability and consistent distribution of all the required information. cardWorks is compliant with BQS quality assurance standards. More information is available at

About Royal Philips
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), based in the Netherlands, is a company that is focused on health and wellbeing. Their goal is to improve quality of life using innovative solutions in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Philips employs approximately 105,000 employees in more than 100 countries and generated sales of 21.4 billion euros in 2014. The company is a market leader in cardiac care, emergency medicine, home health-care as well as energy-efficient lighting solutions. In addition, Philips is a leading provider of oral hygiene as well as shaving and grooming products for men. To learn more about Philips, see:

Press contacts
Schwarzer Cardiotek GmbH
Christine Noske
Director Marketing Communications
Phone +49 (0)7131 2774 500

Philips (DACH region)
Annette Halstrick
Press spokesperson Healthcare
Phone +49 (0)40 2899 2196


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