Healthcare Industry News: Zimmer
News Release - November 2, 2007
Sectra Strengthens Its Product Offering to the US Orthopedic Trauma MarketSTOCKHOLM, Sweden--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Regulatory News: The IT and medical-technology company Sectra has signed an agreement with the US-based orthopedic implant manufacturer Synthes. Through this agreement Sectra adds trauma templates to its orthopedic product offering in the US.
Today, Sectra’s orthopedic solution includes approximately a total of 33,000 digital templates from nearly 20 different orthopedic implant manufacturers among these DePuy, Zimmer and Stryker. With Synthes’ 1,600 trauma templates Sectra will expand its orthopedic offering to include an extensive selection of templates for the US trauma market.
Sectra OrthoStation, with its fully integrated orthopedic planning package, includes advanced image processing capabilities and a comprehensive set of guides for pre-operative planning of hip and knee surgery. A comprehensive anatomy reposition tool brings functionality to plan and template complex trauma cases with ease.
“This agreement with Synthes enables us to extend our product offering within orthopedics to also meet the needs of trauma centers and emergency care hospitals, an important part of the US orthopedic market, says Brian Anderson, vice president of marketing at Sectra North America. “Trauma surgeons can leverage Sectra’s Orthopedic solution to pre-operatively plan for surgery by accessing a suite of automated tools and digital templates, increasing the accuracy and speed of the pre-operative planning process,” he added.
Sectra’s contractual relationships with leading orthopedic vendors ensure that the Sectra digital template library is continually upgraded with new and revised templates.
About Sectra’s medical operations Sectra develops and sells IT-systems and products for radiology, mammography and orthopedic departments. More than 950 hospitals worldwide use the system daily and more than 40 million radiology examinations are diagnosed in Sectra’s system annually. This makes Sectra one of the world leading companies within systems for handling digital radiology images (PACS). In Scandinavia, Sectra is the market leader with more than 50% of all film-free installations. Outside Scandinavia, Sectra’s system is installed at customers in North America and most major countries in Europe and the Far East.
About the Sectra Group
Sectra (STO:SECTB) successfully develops and sells cutting-edge products in the expansive niche segments of medical systems and secure communication systems. The company was founded in 1978 and has its roots in the Linköping Institute of Technology in Sweden. Today, Sectra has offices in eleven countries and operates through partners worldwide. Sales in the 2006/2007 fiscal year totaled SEK 673 million. The Sectra share is quoted on the Nordic Exchange in Stockholm. For more information about Sectra visit http://www.sectra.com.
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