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Globus Medical (GMED) Acquires Surgimap (press release)
Globus Medical, Inc. (NYSE: GMED), a leading musculoskeletal solutions company, today announced the acquisition of Nemaris Inc., a privately held company that markets and develops Surgimap®, a leading surgical planning software platform. Surgimap® allows healthcare professionals to simulate potential surgical outcomes and share medical imaging globally to improve procedural workflow and patient care.
“The acquisition of Surgimap® bolsters Globus Medical’s efforts to advance the future of computer-assisted surgery with the goal of improving patient outcomes,” said Chief Executive Officer Dave Demski. “Software-enhanced solutions are critical components of the future of computer-assisted surgery, and Surgimap® is the leading surgical planning software technology in the spine market today. We are very excited about the strategic fit of this acquisition, which will allow us to further enhance the capability of our ExcelsiusGPS® navigation and robotic system to assist surgeons in planning complex spine procedures and placing screws more accurately and less invasively.”
Surgimap®’s intuitive, patient specific surgical planning and cloud-based infrastructure, with predictive algorithms and visual guides, is licensed to most of the leading spine implant manufacturers today to enable these customers to plan and simulate potential surgical outcomes in the course of treating complex deformities. The addition of Surgimap® will further strengthen Globus Medical’s ExcelsiusGPS® platform by streamlining workflow and enabling superior data analytics. These existing platform features, in addition to the deep software expertise of the Surgimap® team, are also expected to accelerate the launch of new products in Imaging, Navigation, and Robotics.
“The acquisition will enable Globus to combine Surgimap®’s best-in-class spine surgery planning technology with the best-in-class robotic and navigation technology of ExcelsiusGPS®,” said Dr. Frank Schwab, Chief of Spine, New York City, and co-founder of Nemaris. “We think the synergies bring enormous benefit to the entire spine community and particularly surgeons who are interested in less invasive robotic and navigation based procedures.”