October 8, 2018: Canfield Scientific has announced the acquisition of German company VISIOMED AG – the leading designer and manufacturer of dermoscopy systems. The resulting business has decades of experience in aesthetic documentation, 3D imaging, clinical photography and reflected light microscopy leading to more choices and services for customers.
“The addition of VISIOMED’s best-in-class optical and digital dermatoscopes are a perfect extension to our imaging portfolio,” stated Doug Canfield, President of Canfield Scientific “Furthermore, their commitment to excellence and organizational culture was a natural fit with our own.”
The acquisition brings a talented management team that will assume leadership roles in the expanded Canfield business. Dipl.- Ing. (FH) Dirk Holle, previously VISIOMED CEO, will lead Canfield Scientific GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canfield Scientific, Inc. Canfield Scientific GmbH will become a center of excellence for high magnification imaging research and development, as well as a customer support and logistics center for Canfield in Europe. Peter Klar, previously the VISIOMED global head of sales and marketing, will assume responsibility for commercial sales of Canfield’s imaging systems as Chief Sales Officer (CSO) for Europe.
“Canfield Scientific and VISIOMED’s collaborative synergy allows us to not only grow our product portfolio and research efforts, but also continue expansion of our European footprint,” Klar says. “In this way, we can offer our customers a complete line of medical and aesthetic imaging solutions while still maintaining the highest level of quality that has always been synonymous with both companies.”
The new operation, located in Bielefeld, Germany complements Canfield’s existing clinical services organization in Utrecht Netherlands. Opened over 10 years ago by Peter Kollias, the Utrecht office will continue to support clinical studies in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
The merged product line, including the full range of VISIOMED dermatoscopes, will be available directly from Canfield Scientific, Inc. in the US and Canfield Scientific GmbH in Germany. For purchases in other countries, the Canfield and VISIOMED global distribution partner networks will be combined to reflect the integrated product lines. The updated distributor list can be found online at www.canfieldsci.com/distributors.