DePuy Synthes has acquired Innovative Surgical Solutions, doing business as Sentio; a privately-held company based in Wixom, USA, that markets nerve localisation technology for spine surgery. Financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.
Sentio’s platform is designed to provide real-time feedback directly to the surgeon on nerve location using adhesive smart-sensors that are applied to the skin.
The system can be set up by operating room personnel, does not require a neuromonitoring specialist, and has a minimal footprint in the operating room. In an animal model, Sentio’s technology detected nerve location faster than a competitive system and at lower levels of stimulation, according to a company release.