NeuroLogica, Stryker enter BodyTom pact

Surgeons are always striving for accuracy, and now a partnership promoting the development of an integrated surgical navigation unit for NeuroLogica's portable BodyTom 32-slice CT scanners could help them achieve better results.

Boston-area NeuroLogica is teaming up with Stryker's ($SYK) navigation unit as the two work to offer surgeons better orientation in the OR, as well as improved accuracy during minimally invasive surgeries. Potential medical procedures the partnership will strive to benefit include spine, trauma, neurosurgery and ENT.

Surgeons can transport BodyTom from room to room. The system provides high-quality CT images wherever needed, including the clinic, ICU, OR and emergency/trauma department.

Stryker's neuro navigation platform with Automatic Intraoperative Mask technology is the first navigation system to offer automatic patient registration capability with NeuroLogica's BodyTom, the partners say in a statement.

NeuroLogica President and CEO Eric Bailey praised the deal. "Now customers worldwide can benefit from this compatibility of outstanding technology in imaging and surgical navigation," he said in a statement.

Earlier this year, the spunky Neurologica reported that it had raised $12 million in funding, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company snagged CE mark approval for BodyTom last month.

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- check out the NeuroLogica statement