Company name: Canon Medical Research Europe Ltd

Industry sector: Biotech

Business activity: Canon Medical Research Europe Ltd. is a Scottish research and development centre that creates advanced image analysis and visualization software for use in medical scanners such as CT, MRI and Ultrasound. Our software is integrated into Canon Medical’s scanners and radiology workstations and is in use in hospitals across the world. With over 120 software engineers, scientists, clinical specialists, testers and others at our Edinburgh and Glasgow offices, we work closely with Canon Medical Systems Corporation colleagues in Japan, USA and China, and maintain strong links with local hospitals and universities.

How does IP underpin your competitive advantage? Canon Medical operates in a highly competitive marketplace, competing with the likes of GE, Siemens and Philips. Progress is achieved through detailed understanding of clinical users’ needs, coupled with tirelessly refined technical solutions. Protecting these solutions through our patent portfolio is essential. We task all employees to propose potentially patentable ideas, both within their current project work and within the wider product domain in which we operate.


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