Stryker acquires OrthoSensor and its knee surgery sensor tech

Stryker (NYSE:SYK) announced today that it has bought privately-held OrthoSensor and its Verasense intraoperative sensor tech that could further enhance the ortho giant’s Mako robots.

The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Stryker officials in a news release noted that Verasense since 2011 has proved itself to be a  unique knee balancing solution in Stryker’s Triathlon knee system, providing feedback to surgeons on soft tissue. They think the sensor tech will further boost Mako surgical robotics systems, enhancing workflow through one complete data-driven feedback mechanism.

Additionally, OrthoSensor’s MotionSense remote patient monitoring wearables and mobile application combined with the OrthloLogIQ cloud-based data platform could up Stryker’s data analytics capabilities.

“Smart devices and implants will play a big role in orthopaedics and we are excited for OrthoSensor to join Stryker as we continue to innovate an…

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