From https://www.insidermedia.com/insider/national/smith-nephew-agrees-swiss-deal | Wednesday 12 June 2019
Hull firm acquires Atracsys Sarl is a Switzerland-based provider of optical tracking technology used in computer-assisted surgery.
Hull medical equipment manufacturing giant Smith & Nephew has agreed a deal to acquire a Swiss medical technology company.
Atracsys Sarl is a Switzerland-based provider of optical tracking technology used in computer-assisted surgery.
The company's fusionTrack 500 optical tracking camera is set to become a core enabling technology for Smith & Nephew's multi-asset digital surgery and robotic ecosystem, and will initially be included in its next-generation robotics platform due for commercial release in 2020.
Atracsys' portfolio includes open platform optical navigation and robotic tracking components with applications in orthopaedics, neurosurgery, spine and dental.
Skip Kiil, global president of orthopaedics at Smith & Nephew, said: "The promise of computer assisted surgery with robotics is to provide faster, more accurate, reproducible results that enable surgeons to restore quality of life to more patients."
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