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Brainlab is Driving High Global Demand for Mobile Intraoperative Imaging

Over 50 hospitals worldwide have acquired Airo Mobile Intraoperative CT since 2014 launch
CHICAGO—Oct. 1, 2015—Brainlab, a global leader in medical technology, achieves major sales milestone with Airo® Mobile Intraoperative CT in just a little over a year since the first shipment. University of Utah Health Care and Henry Ford Hospital round out the 50 hospitals to have already acquired Airo for enhanced surgical decision-making.

“Airo changes the game in terms of quality, mobility and footprint in intraoperative CT imaging,” said Stefan Vilsmeier, President and CEO at Brainlab. “Achieving this sales milestone demonstrates the adoption of the intraoperative imaging system across a broad range of clinical departments.”

Developed by Mobius Imaging and distributed by Brainlab, Airo is a 32-slice CT scanner that provides diagnostic quality images for a wide range of clinical applications including cranial, spinal, ear/nose/throat (ENT), head and neck, trauma, orthopedic and general surgery. Airo is designed for use in the operating room, helping to increase intraoperative information for surgical decision-making. The system’s large gantry opening of 107 cm provides flexibility with patient positioning while the small system footprint allows for easy movement around the hospital and through standard O.R. doors.

Airo Mobile Intraoperative CT is helping advance healthcare, allowing surgeons to assess whether they have reached their desired surgical objectives. By acquiring diagnostic quality images while in surgery, doctors can verify results as the final step before moving the patient to recovery. The versatility, easy handling and high quality CT images of Airo allow for a non-disrupted intraoperative workflow and support high pedicle screw accuracy rates when used in conjunction with the Brainlab navigation system during spinal procedures.¹

“We develop technologies and tools that help hospitals offer their patients safe and precise treatments,” added Vilsmeier. “Brainlab will continue to partner with Mobius Imaging to change the intraoperative imaging space. Look forward to more things to come.”

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¹ Vajkoczy P, Hecht N, et al (2015) Accuracy and workflow of navigated spinal instrumentation with the mobile Airo(R) CT scanner. Eur Spine J DOI: 10.1007/s00586-015-3814-4

About Brainlab

Brainlab, headquartered in Munich, develops, manufactures and markets software-driven medical technology, enabling access to advanced, less invasive patient treatments.

Core products center on information-guided surgery, radiosurgery, precision radiation therapy, digital operating room integration, and information and knowledge exchange. Brainlab technology powers treatments in radiosurgery and radiotherapy as well as numerous surgical fields including neurosurgery, orthopedic, ENT, CMF, spine and trauma.

Privately held since its formation in 1989, Brainlab has over 9,000 systems installed in about 100 countries. Brainlab employs 1,200 people in 19 offices worldwide, including 300 research & development engineers, who form a crucial part of the product development team.

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About Mobius

Mobius Imaging develops, designs and manufactures advanced imaging technologies that fit seamlessly into existing medical workflows. The company’s approach to technology – Intelligent Imaging – is designed to give healthcare practitioners the crisp, clear images they want, whenever and wherever they want them, without adding time or complexity to the procedure. From the OR to the ER to clinical settings of all kinds, Intelligent Imaging expands possibilities. Founded in 2008, Mobius has received 510(k) clearance for its first commercial product, the Airo mobile intra-operative CT system, which is distributed under an exclusive sales and service agreement with Brainlab.

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