Fujifilm weighs up acquiring Hitachi's diagnosis imaging business

Fujifilm Holdings Corp said on Tuesday it is considering buying Hitachi Ltd's diagnostic imaging business, as the Japanese photocopier and camera manufacturer aims to build up its medical business. Fujifilm has been expanding into healthcare, having recently bought a drugmaking business from U.S.

-based Biogen Inc and two biotechnology units from compatriot JXTG Holdings Inc as growth at its legacy photocopy business stagnates. The value of the deal would be around 170 billion yen ($1.56 billion), a source said on condition of.

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