Disior advances Paragon 28’s SMART 28 strategy, providing a comprehensive 3D analytics and pre-operative planning platform


X-ray of a normal foot, by lateral view. (Credit: Staff at the Department of Radiology, UC San Diego Health.)

Paragon 28, Inc. (NYSE: FNA) (“Paragon 28” or “P28”), a leading medical device company exclusively focused on the foot and ankle orthopedic market, today announced the acquisition of Disior Oy., a leading three-dimensional analytics pre-operative planning software company based in Helsinki, Finland, focused on the complex foot and ankle anatomy.

Disior will be an integral component to SMART 28™, the company’s ecosystem of enabling technologies for pre-operative planning, intra-operative support, and post-operative evaluation.

Disior’s anatomy-specific surgical modules will provide foot and ankle surgeons the objective data needed for the diagnosis and creation of patient-specific surgical plans, and assessment of patient outcomes. Disior is also highly complementary to the assets of Additive Orthopaedics, which P28 acquired in May of 2021.

“Disior advances our previously communicated growth strategy to target unique technologies and will immediately accelerate our internal research and development efforts, plus provide surgeons unique pre-operative planning capabilities. Disior’s software combined with our broad product portfolio further differentiates us from the competition,” said Albert DaCosta, Chairman and CEO of P28. “P28’s ultimate mission is to improve patient outcomes, and we believe our SMART 28™ ecosystem will modernize all aspects of foot and ankle surgery.”

“The entire Disior team is very excited to join the Paragon 28 family,” said Anna-Maria Henell, CEO of Disior. “With this partnership, we have combined our talented teams and will bring a new standard of care to foot and ankle patients.”

For additional information on SMART 28™ and Disior, a presentation is available on the Events and Presentation section of the Company’s investor relations website.

Pursuant to the terms of the acquisition agreement, Paragon 28 paid $18 million at closing and agreed to potential future payments of up to $8 million contingent upon achieving specific technological advancements and commercial milestones. Paragon 28 funded the closing payment by drawing down on its existing term loan facility.

Source: Company Press Release