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Sectra (SECTB) Initiates Cooperation With Zimmer (ZMH) for Orthopaedic Surgery


8/31/2012 7:36:08 AM

LINKÖPING, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- IT and medical imaging company Sectra (http://www.sectra.com/medical/) (NASDAQ OMX: SECT B) and Zimmer GmbH, a global leader in musculoskeletal care, have signed a non-exclusive cooperation agreement. This will allow Zimmer to provide its customers in certain European countries with Sectra’s online 2D pre-operative planning system for orthopaedic surgery.

“Through cooperation with partners with an extensive network and high market presence, Sectra anticipates expanding its orthopaedic business further,” says Hanna Eriksson, General Manager of Sectra’s orthopaedic operations.

The agreement is an important step in Sectra’s strategy for expanding its online services offering, but is expected to have limited financial impact on Sectra’s medical operation for the current fiscal year.

Sectra is a market leader in orthopaedic planning. Sectra’s digital planning tools can be used to plan both joint reconstruction and trauma surgery. The online service functions, regardless of the customer’s PACS supplier and the pre-operative planning tools, can improve quality of care by increasing pre-operative planning accuracy, thus reducing risks of postoperative complications.

The Sectra online service, Sectra Preop Online, provides high-precision digital templating tools to surgeons that allow them to digitally plan their joint replacement surgeries for an optimal surgical outcome. With digital templating, orthopaedic surgeons can create a consistent and well-documented workflow, increase accuracy when planning implant sizes and alignments, plan for different scenarios beforehand and ensure that the right implants are always available.

More than 151 million people worldwide suffer from osteoarthritis, the most common cause of hip and knee replacement surgery. In 2011, about three million hip and knee replacement procedures were performed globally[1] (http://#_ftn1), a figure that is expected to rise with an aging population and lifestyle changes.

[1] (http://#_ftnref1) https://www.orthoworld.com/

About Sectra

Sectra develops and sells IT systems and services for radiology, women’s health, orthopaedics and rheumatology. More than 1,400 hospitals, clinics and imaging centers worldwide use the systems daily, together performing over 55 million radiology examinations annually. This makes Sectra one of the world-leading companies within systems for handling digital radiology images. In Scandinavia, Sectra is the market leader with more than 50% of all film-free installations. Sectra’s systems have been installed in North America, Scandinavia and most major countries in Europe and the Far East.

Sectra was founded in 1978 and has its roots in Linköping University in Sweden. The company’s business operation includes cutting-edge products and services within the niche segments of medical systems and secure communication systems. Sectra has offices in 12 countries and operates through partners worldwide. Sales in the 2011/2012 fiscal year totaled SEK 823 million. The Sectra share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB exchange. For more information, visit www.sectra.com

This information was brought to you by Cision http://www.cisionwire.com

Contact:

Dr. Torbjörn Kronander, President

Sectra Imtec AB

46 705 23 52 27

or

Dr. Jan-Olof Brüer, CEO and President

Sectra AB

46 13 23 52 09

or


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