Lexmark International has agreed to acquire Canadian medical imaging company Claron Technology, for around $37m.
The surgical navigation portion of Claron will not be transfered to Lexmark but will operate under the name Claronav, as part of this transaction.
Claron provides medical image viewing, distribution, sharing and collaboration software technology. Its solutions help healthcare delivery organizations in providing universal access to patient imaging studies and other content across and between healthcare enterprises.
Lexmark International chairman and CEO Paul Rooke said: "Digital content in all forms continues to exponentially grow, particularly in healthcare. Physicians, other providers and the health information exchanges must be equipped to utilize this content more quickly and collaborate more efficiently to better serve patients.
"The acquisition of Claron further differentiates Lexmark by providing solutions to help physicians and providers view images across devices and the enterprise, enabling better collaboration and patient care."
The firm’s web-based medical image viewing platform allows physicians, clinicians and specialists to view patient imaging studies from picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) or vendor neutral archives (VNAs).
Lexmark noted that Claron’s web-based zero-footprint viewer enables diagnostic interpretation of medical images and related digital information on a variety of computers.