How Medtronic and Avail will accelerate stroke care innovation

Avail Medsystems’ consoles connect neurosurgeons with Medtronic Neurovascular sales reps, commercial teams and stroke experts. [Image courtesy of Avail]

Medtronic Neurovascular and Avail Medsystems have signed an agreement to use Avail’s operating room consoles during stroke procedures, the leaders of both businesses told Medical Design & Outsourcing this week.

Medtronic will pay to place several hundred Avail consoles around the U.S. in the next few years. The deal enables the medtech giant to connect virtually with neurosurgeons, Medtronic Neurovascular President Dan Volz said in an interview. (Read more details of the deal at our sister publication MassDevice.)

Avail’s consoles provide live-streaming video, audio and imaging data between surgeons in operating rooms and experts elsewhere. They can watch on a laptop or tablet and offer real-time feedback.

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Medtronic Neurovascular goes remote with Avail Medsystems deal

Avail Medsystems’ consoles connect neurosurgeons with Medtronic Neurovascular sales reps, commercial teams and stroke experts. [Image courtesy of Avail]Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) Neurovascular will pay to use hundreds of Avail Medsystems consoles in operating rooms across the country under a first-of-its-kind deal, leaders of both businesses told MassDevice this week.

The Medtronic unit will use Avail’s operating room telepresence technology to connect virtually with neurosurgeons and other care providers as they treat stroke patients, Medtronic Neurovascular President Dan Volz said in an interview. The deal covers several hundred Avail consoles, he said.

Avail Medsystems’ consoles send video, audio and imaging data to remote users of the Avail app on laptops and tablets. [Image courtesy of Avail]Additionally, the consoles will let surgeons confer with other physicians and experts over the system. Avail’s system offers two-way visual, audio and data…
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