Healthcare Industry News: Zimmer
News Release - September 15, 2016
Zimmer Biomet Adds 3D Range-of-Motion Simulation Capability with Strategic Acquisition of Clinical GraphicsWARSAW, Ind., Sept. 15, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZBH), a global leader in musculoskeletal healthcare, recently announced the strategic acquisition of Clinical Graphics, B.V., a novel imaging company specializing in 3D range-of-motion simulation technology to inform treatment decisions for common hip conditions requiring early intervention. Zimmer Biomet plans to integrate the new imaging platform to enhance its hip preservation portfolio.
"3D imaging represents the next generation of treating joint pain, and we're excited to team up with Clinical Graphics and integrate our technologies to further enhance the clinical utility of our market leading hip portfolio," said Dan Williamson, Group President, Joint Reconstruction for Zimmer Biomet.
Clinical Graphics is a recognized pioneer in the field of 3D interactive range-of-motion simulation reports for common hip conditions such as femoroacetabular impingement and dysplasia, and physicians rely on its technology to characterize the physiology of a patient's pain and direct treatment approaches.
"Zimmer Biomet is a well-respected leader in musculoskeletal healthcare, and an ideal parent company to usher our breakthrough technologies into mainstream clinical practice as the standard of care for managing joint disease," said Peter Krekel, Managing Director of Clinical Graphics. "We're thrilled to join the Zimmer Biomet family and look forward to working together to improve the care of patients living with joint pain."
About Zimmer Biomet
Founded in 1927 and headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, Zimmer Biomet is a global leader in musculoskeletal healthcare. We design, manufacture and market orthopaedic reconstructive products; sports medicine, biologics, extremities and trauma products; spine, bone healing, craniomaxillofacial and thoracic products; dental implants; and related surgical products.
We collaborate with healthcare professionals around the globe to advance the pace of innovation. Our products and solutions help treat patients suffering from disorders of, or injuries to, bones, joints or supporting soft tissues. Together with healthcare professionals, we help millions of people live better lives.
We have operations in more than 25 countries around the world and sell products in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit www.Zimmerbiomet.com or follow Zimmer Biomet on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Zimmerbiomet.
About Clinical Graphics
Clinical Graphics began in 2010 as a spin-off from Delft University of Technology and is headquartered in The Netherlands at technology incubator Yes!Delft. The company enables physicians to see beyond the usual by converting medical scans into 3D motion simulations of patients' anatomy. Clinical Graphics' analysis reports provide an interactive 360? dynamic view of the joint, supporting both physicians and patients to make well-informed treatment decisions. For more information, visit www.clinicalgraphics.com.
Source: Zimmer Biomet
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