Brainlab Acquires Voyant HealthBy Brainlab, PRNE
Sunday, June 5, 2011
MUNICH and TEL AVIV, Israel, June 6, 2011 -
Brainlab announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement
to acquire Voyant Health.
Voyant Health's core technology, TraumaCad(R), allows orthopedic surgeons
to access patient images online and to plan and digitally template surgical
procedures from anywhere - the clinic, the home, the hospital or the
operating room (OR). Another key technology is VoyantLink(TM), which makes it
easier for hospitals and care providers to obtain diagnostic images from
their referral network. It eliminates the cumbersome and time-consuming
manual transfer of images by CDs, and allows fast, easy and secure transfer
of images through the Web to the hospital without VPNs or other expensive
middleware. Images are uploaded by the referring center using a secure
VoyantLink website, which are then sent automatically to the hospital PACS.
Voyant Health's technology complements Brainlab in several ways. Brainlab
will create new possibilities in orthopedics with the integration of
TraumaCad and OrthoWeb(TM) with Brainlab orthopedic surgical navigation
technology. VoyantLink will expand the framework for Quentry(TM), the
groundbreaking online network for physicians developed by Brainlab.
"Brainlab and Voyant Health are incredibly synergistic, both in people
and technology," Stefan Vilsmeier, CEO of Brainlab, said. "By combining the
capabilities of VoyantLink, OrthoWeb and Quentry, not only will we make
diagnostic images available anytime and anywhere, but enriching, sharing and
using that data for surgical treatment will be easier than ever. Brainlab
also values Voyant Health's strong PACS and distributor partnerships, and we
plan to strengthen these relationships by adding more surgical planning
options to their portfolio." He added, "However, more than technology, it's
about the Voyant Health team - with Brainlab providing the resources and
reach, their incredibly innovative ideas can change the world."
Starting in July 2009, Munich-based Brainlab and Tel Aviv-based Voyant
Health began a partnership to broaden the reach of surgical planning by
improving and easing access to images. When combining Voyant Health's
orthopedic templating product with Digital Lightbox(c) by Brainlab, the
companies saw more opportunities.
"Brainlab provides expanded reach and distribution that will allow Voyant
Health technology to reach more healthcare facilities and their referral
networks, as well as provide a gateway for Voyant Health technology into
markets like neurosurgery and radiotherapy," Zeev Glozman, CEO of Voyant
Health, said. "By enabling surgical treatment planning in the cloud, we will
make life much easier for imaging centers, healthcare providers and surgeons,
with an end goal to improve treatment while saving costs."
About Voyant Health
Voyant Health has one mission: dramatically improve the orthopedic
surgeon's work life to support high-quality care and allow more time with
patients. We help surgeons do this every day by delivering integrated
workflow solutions for the clinic, the hospital, the operating room and
TraumaCad(R), our surgical planning solution, allows surgeons to
replicate every action currently performed by tracing on x-ray films, only
more conveniently and much faster. TraumaCad is installed at over 1,000
locations in ten countries, including hospitals, clinics and academic
institutions. OrthoWeb(TM) is a highly-secure Web-based environment allowing
surgeons to upload and access templated images and surgery specifications
over the internet-extending their planning beyond the clinic, even into the
operating room. VoyantFlow(TM) provides effortless distribution of patient
images to exam rooms. Walk into the exam room, swipe a card, and instantly
view the patient's images.
Brainlab develops, manufactures and markets software-driven medical
technology that supports targeted, less-invasive treatment. Core products are
image-guided systems and software that provide real-time information used for
surgical navigation and radiosurgical planning and delivery.
Brainlab technology drives collaboration between hospitals and clinicians
from a wide variety of subspecialties-from neurosurgery and oncology to
orthopedics, ENT, CMF and spine & trauma. This integration delivers better
access to improved and more efficient treatment.
Founded in 1989, the privately held Brainlab group has more than 5,000
systems installed in over 80 countries. Based in Munich, Germany, Brainlab
employs 970 people in 16 offices worldwide.
To learn more, visit www.brainlab.com.
Marybeth Roberts of Porter Novelli, +1-312-856-8825, marybeth.roberts at porternovelli.com, for Brainlab
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