Siemens Healthineers Boosts Make in India Initiative with Local Production of Multix Impact E X-ray System

Bengaluru, 11th July 2024: Siemens Healthineers, a leading medical technology company, is proud to announce that the Multix Impact E digital radiography X-ray machine will now be manufactured in India, marking a significant milestone in the company’s commitment to providing better access to care for patients in the country.

According to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) 2022 data, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Tuberculosis (TB), and road injuries continue to be among the leading causes of death in India. An X-ray is one of the primary diagnostic tools instrumental in diagnosing bone fractures in trauma and emergency, anomalies in the chest including infectious diseases like TB and certain tumors.

“This move is a testament to our strong commitment to enhancing patient care and supporting the healthcare needs of the country,” shared Hariharan Subramanian, Managing Director, Siemens Healthcare, Private Limited, marking the inauguration of the facility in Bengaluru. “Our strong focus on local manufacturing and commitment to patient safety underscores our purpose to pioneer healthcare solutions for everyone, everywhere, sustainably.” The Multix Impact E is a floor-mounted system featuring all the necessary tools for easy, intuitive system operation and allows for the detection of anatomical details at low doses radiation, ensuring patient safety and quality healthcare.

Tisha Boatman, Senior Vice President, Global Access to Care, Siemens Healthineers stated, “With the local manufacturing of Multix Impact E digital X-ray, we are making basic healthcare available in low-resource settings in India, thereby building capacities and achieving wider access to care.”

Commercial availability of Multix Impact E, a locally manufactured digital radiography X-ray system for the Indian market, will enhance the general provision of secondary care for which digital X-ray is a crucial requirement. The Multix Impact E will be manufactured in the Bengaluru factory, leveraging several years of experience in local-for-local manufacturing of mobile C-arms, CT, and MRI systems.