France-based EOS imaging has partnered with Canadian medical device firm Spinologics to develop a biomechanical simulation software, which will be used in the planning of spine surgery.
Once the new simulation software is being developed, it will be integrated into EOS imaging’s cloud-based and 3D planning software.
The new software will enable surgeons to plan treatment from EOS 3D dataset through considering patient’s stiffness and physiological parameters.
As part of the deal, the companies will use patient-specific 3D datasets from EOS exams to simulate in-situ bending, vertebral de-rotation and contraction-distraction, as well as gravitational effects.
According to EOS imaging, the new software will allow surgeons to better understand and anticipate the effects of forces on the spine while planning initial and revision surgeries.
EOS imaging CEO Marie Meynadier said: "We have a lot of respect for the novel solutions that Spinologics has brought to the market to advance clinical outcomes for patients."
The deal will provide EOS imaging with exclusive rights to sell the new software across the globe, which is expected to be launched by mid-2017.
Spinologics CEO Stefan Parent said: "We are proud to team up with EOS imaging and to bring our technology to what we estimate being today the standard of care in spine imaging."
Last September, EOS imaging purchased the exclusive rights to scoliosis progression prognosis software technology.
The algorithm of the acquired software, which has been developed by Montreal-based surgeons and engineers, uses several clinical parameters available in patient reports from the sterEOS workstation.
Image: The companies will develop biomechanical simulation software dedicated to spine surgery planning. Photo: courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net.