Fujifilm Healthcare Americas Corp. recently announced a five-year U.S. Defense Department contract to provide endoscopy tech and training to all U.S. military hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers.
The contract with the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support also covers the Veteran’s Health Administration, National Institutes of Health, Indian Health Service and more. A DoD contracts announcement from early February lists the size of the contract at $405 million.
“We are particularly honored to serve those who represent their nation so proudly in military and public service,” said Taisuke Fujita, VP of Endoscopy at Lexington, Massachusetts–based Fujifilm Healthcare Americas Corp.
“We are determined to deliver the most advanced technology to the medical teams at each of the institutions covered by this monumental agreement,” Fujita said in an April 13 news release.
The contract involves Fujifilm’s entire portfolio of endoscopic solutions. It includes the company’s 700 Series standard, slim, treatment, and zoom colonoscopes, which enable gastroenterologists to adapt their technology based on their patient’s anatomy and clinical need.
There is also Eluxeo endoscopic imaging, which has ultra-HD white light endoscopy, blue light imaging (BLI) and linked color imaging (LCI) visualization modes.
“This contract speaks to the confidence and level of trust that federal agencies have put in Fujifilm’s high-quality imaging technology,” said Lou Cavallaro, national director of government business at Fujifilm Healthcare Americas Corp. “Today’s announcement follows other significant 2021 multi-year federal awards, most notably a 4-year standardization award to provide Fujifilm’s innovative Persona C mobile fluoroscopy system for the U.S. Army and a 10-year standardization award to provide Fujifilm’s innovative digital X-ray systems for the U.S. Naval Fleet.”