German healthcare software specialist NoemaLife has acquired the radiology information (RIS) and picture archiving and communications systems (PACS), in addition to the service division, of UK-based Ferrania Technologies. NoemaLife has also taken over the service division of Ferrania Technologies’ LifeImaging operation. The acquisition will plug a gap in NoemeLife’s portfolio of systems. NoemaLife already provides medical imaging systems covering the main clinical processes at departmental, hospital and community level. Their software offerings include laboratory and pathology information systems, electronic patient records, microbiology systems and bacterial risk management. However, they do not offer a radiology information system and the acquisition of this element of Ferrania’s LifeImaging division is intended to fill that gap. The company said they intend to offer the entire range of NoemaLife’s solutions to UK customers in addition to its existing LifeImaging systems. Graeme Russell, managing director, Ferrania UK, said: “This acquisition by NoemaLife is very exciting for Ferrania UK; NoemaLife is a market leader in clinical information systems and their range of solutions complement our LifeImaging family perfectly, meaning we can offer a comprehensive service to the UK healthcare market.” Ferrania UK has contracts in UK trusts including Newcastle upon Tyne and the North West Wales NHS Trust. The Photocolour business unit of Ferrania UK has been consolidated into a new UK subsidiary of Ferrania Technologies. Ferrania UK Ltd will has become a wholly owned subsidiary of NoemaLife.