06 Sep 2012, BioSpectrum Bureau , BioSpectrum
Singapore: Toshiba Medical Systems, part of Japan-based Toshiba Corporation, has entered into a partnership with Manchester United Football Club to become its official medical systems partner.
The five-year partnership will see the two iconic brands come together to provide state-of-the-art medical equipment to the club's medical team based at The Trafford Training Centre, Carrington. Toshiba will assist in giving the Manchester United players the best possible care available.
Speaking about the partnership, Toshiba Medical Systems Europe CEO Mr Chikao Kamijima said, "Toshiba Medical Systems will supply Manchester United with a state-of-the-art CT scanner capable of single rotation volumetric imaging and a state of the art MRI scanner in addition to a total of five Ultrasound systems, including the industry leading premium Aplio 500. This will ensure that the players and staff at Manchester United are given the best support possible. This should also help to promote Manchester United as a leading innovator in football and player well being. As a leading innovator (Toshiba Medical Systems) and the most supported club worldwide (Manchester United), we hope that this partnership will strengthen our bond and provide a platform for future cooperation. We are very excited about this opportunity."
Manchester United's Commercial Director Mr Richard Arnold said, "Our players are at the center of Manchester United and it is vital that we are able to offer them the best possible medical support. Our training ground at Carrington is currently under redevelopment to make way for new improvements, including state of the art medical facilities. Unfortunately in today's game some injuries can be unavoidable, however now the Club has the comfort of knowing that through its partnership with Toshiba Medical Systems it can investigate and treat any injuries with the best medical equipment available."