Synaptive Medical will offer its robotic surgical microscope, Modus V, to the spine market as part of an expanded marketing agreement with Stryker. The company is also announcing a co-marketing collaboration with Stryker’s advanced guidance technologies business for the Modus V.
Synaptive’s initial product offering, the BrightMatter suite of products, is focused on enabling surgeons to perform less invasive, patient-specific approaches in complex cranial procedures such as tumour or stroke. A high-power visualisation tool, Modus V’s robotic arm moves automatically based on the positions of tracked surgical instruments, which enable surgeons to operate continuously without removing their hands from the operative field to adjust the microscope.
Critical to this strategic push into the spine market is the company’s expansion of an existing co-marketing agreement with Stryker. Originally focused on Synaptive’s surgical planning technology, BrightMatter Plan, the expansion will provide surgeons with broader access to an innovative tool for visualisation in minimally invasive surgery (MIS) approaches in spinal procedures, Synaptive Medical said in a press release.
Synaptive’s director of surgical product management, Brad Fernald, said: “Modus V lends significant assistance to surgeons as they approach complex procedures through minimally invasive approaches, which lead to faster recovery times and less trauma for patients. The combination of our technology with Stryker’s navigation, instruments and implants equips surgeons with the tools necessary to perform these complex procedures more efficiently and with greater confidence. Expanding our co-marketing agreement from BrightMatter Plan to include Modus V and our new version of auto-segmented tractography software, Modus Plan, allows our team to work with Stryker to make these tools available to a much broader audience of both cranial and spinal surgeons.”