Stryker pens 2 partnerships in advanced guidance technologies business: 5 things to know

Written by Laura Dyrda | October 08, 2018 | Print  |

Stryker's Advanced Guidance Technologies business, previously known as the company's navigation business, entered into strategic partnerships with Synaptive Medical and Ziehm Imaging.

Here are five things to know:

1. As a result of the partnership with Synaptive Medical, Stryker will offer BrightMatter Plan software to customers. The software is designed to automatically generate high-fidelity, whole-brain tractography, which surgeons can use to confirm data is concordant with the intended approach without disrupting the surgical workflow. The report can also help surgeons decide whether the procedure requires detailed surgical planning.

2. In cases where surgical planning is required, the surgeon can export the navigation plan in the operating room. BrightMatter is different from other solutions that require a neuroradiologist or other tractography experts because it is automated and whole-brain.

3. Stryker will also offer Ziehm Vision RFD 3D C-arm as part of its agreement with Ziehm Imaging. The technology includes a flat-panel for CT-like image quality so surgeons can examine the patient's anatomy efficiently.

4. Stryker's Advanced Guidance Technology now features imaging, augmented reality and planning software, and the new partnerships will strengthen the surgical guidance portfolio.

5. Over the past few months, Stryker has made several acquisitions totaling more than $2.4 billion to strengthen several aspects of its business.

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