Royal Philips Electronics and Electron, a leading Russian medical equipment manufacturer, recently announced that they have completed Russia’s first installation and clinical validation of a domestically made Computed Tomography (CT) scanner at the Hospital of War Veterans in St. Petersburg. The two companies have received clearance by the appropriate authorities to market the scanner, which has been designed specifically for the Russian healthcare market, throughout Russia. The 16-slice CT scanner and its peripherals have all been produced at the production facilities of Electron in St. Petersburg. Its hardware and software for medical data storage and processing are tailored to the specific demands of Russian hospitals. Today, 15% of the high-tech components used in the CT scanner manufactured by Philips-Electron have been developed and produced locally in Russia. It is the aim of the partners to increase this proportion to 51% within the next three years. In the future, Philips and Electron intend to extend their product portfolio to include a 64-slice CT-scanner, high-end ultrasound systems and a domestically assembled MRI scanner.