GE HealthCare launches next-gen intraoperative ultrasound tech

The bkActiv system. [Image from GE HealthCare/BK Medical]GE HealthCare (Nasdaq: GEHC) announced today that it made its bkActiv system available for guiding urology, colorectal and pelvic floor procedures.

BK Medical, a subsidiary of GE HealthCare, developed the flagship intraoperative ultrasound imaging system. It designed bkActiv to deliver high-performance ultrasound guidance with a simplified, intuitive user experience for surgeons.

GE HealthCare acquired BK Medical for $1.45 billion in December 2021.

The system features an automatic, no-touch autogain and advanced algorithms to provide high-level image quality. This enables confident decision-making during surgical procedures, according to a news release. GE HealthCare says the system allows for minimal user interaction so surgeons can focus on their patients.

According to the company, bkActiv allows for detailed, real-time surgical visualization. The latest addition enables enhanced image qualit…

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GE Healthcare completes $1.45B acquisition of BK Medical

GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE) announced today that it completed its previously announced $1.45 billion acquisition of BK Medical.

Boston-based GE Healthcare confirmed in September that the companies had entered into a definitive agreement for GE to purchase BK Medical, a developer of surgical visualization technologies.

The acquisition adds real-time surgical visualization offerings to its pre-operative and post-operative ultrasound capabilities, creating an end-to-end offering through the full continuum of care, according to a news release.

BK Medical has headquarters in Boston and Copenhagen with more than 650 employees. GE Healthcare said it acquired BK Medical from Altaris Capital Partners and that the company is delivering double-digit revenue growth.

“We have been on a journey to change the standard of care for surgery by making it possible for surgeons to make critical decisions in the operating room using real-time advanced visualization, allowi…

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GE Healthcare to acquire BK Medical and its ultrasound portfolio for $1.45B

GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE) announced today that it entered into an agreement to acquire BK Medical for $1.45 billion.

BK Medical develops intraoperative imaging and surgical navigation technology for guiding clinicians during minimally invasive and robotic surgeries, for visualizing deep tissue during procedures in neuro and abdominal surgery and in ultrasound urology, according to a news release.

The company has headquarters in Boston and Copenhagen with more than 650 employees. GE Healthcare said it acquired BK Medical from Altaris Capital Partners and that the company is delivering double-digit revenue growth. The companies expect the transaction to close in 2022.

By acquiring BK Medical, GE Healthcare expects to create value by strengthening the company through what it calls significant synergies with the benefit of GE’s technology and commercial scale.

“Ultrasound today forms an integral part of many care pathways, and BK Medical is a stra…

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