Orthofix and nView medical have announced a partnership and investment agreement to jointly develop and co-market the nView systems with Orthofix cervical spine and paediatric limb deformity correction procedural solutions.
The novel nView s1 system with insta-3D technology is a US Food and Drug Administration 510(k) cleared imaging system that the company says features the unique ability to instantly capture 3D images with very low-dose radiation. This approach makes the 3D images available throughout surgery, enabling real time visualisation.
The nView s1 doubles up as a surgical guidance system with GPS-like technology that uses the true representation of the anatomy as maps and incorporates AI technology to augment the surgeon’s understanding of the surgery.
As part of the collaboration, Orthofix will utilise an nView s1 imaging and navigation system in its training facility (Lewisville, USA) where they will conduct joint educational programs for surgeon customers. Orthofix and nView medical will work together to gain 510(k) clearances for Orthofix paediatric limb deformity solutions navigated with the nView s1 system.
Additionally, the companies will pursue the development of an application of the technology for adult cervical spine procedures utilising Orthofix’s portfolio of cervical solutions.
Jon Serbousek, president and CEO of Orthofix, said: “The nView s1 system’s insta-3D imaging technology complements Orthofix’s pre-planning and post-operative software platforms.
“It is an innovative digital solution aimed at better streamlining the surgery by reducing radiation exposure and decreasing operating room time, which is so important for paediatric surgeons and their patients. We also look forward to working with nView to expand application of this technology for use in cervical spine procedures, utilising Orthofix cervical solutions.”
Cristian Atria, founder and CEO of nView medical, added: “We are very excited to partner with Orthofix, who has a long history in paediatric limb deformity correction, and deep expertise with adult cervical spine procedures. As we continue the initial commercial rollout of our technology in paediatrics, we look forward to bringing our value proposition to more patients and surgeons, who are also served by Orthofix.”