Belgian medical imaging specialist Barco has announced that the company closed the divestment operation of its Advanced Visualization (AVIS) activities to Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, Tokyo, Japan.

Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, the AVIS group specialises in 3D clinical software, marketed worldwide under the product names ‘Voxar 3D’ and ‘Voxar 3D Enterprise’. Toshiba now owns all AVIS assets, including its full product portfolio.

Barco says it has sold its AVIS activities to concentrate all resources on the development and marketing of medical display systems for diagnostic, surgical and clinical imaging. The price of the deal was not disclosed.

Barco is active in more than 90 countries with about 3,600 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of €747 million in 2007.

Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, is a leading global provider of diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions. Toshiba is the market leader in diagnostic imaging systems in Japan and operates in over 120 countries around the world.