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Siemens Healthcare set to acquire CAS innovations

22nd February 2008

Siemens Healthcare is set to go ahead with the acquisition of German firm CAS innovations.

The move would see the Siemens Healthcare sector strengthen its position in the field of computer-assisted surgery with CAS innovations manufacturing surgical navigation systems.

Antitrust authorities are still yet to approve the transaction and the purchase price has not been released.

Dr Jochen Dick, chief executive officer of the special systems business unit at Siemens Healthcare, indicated that more “intensive integration” between its imaging systems and the navigation technology from CAS innovations would make the work of physicians easier and provide new possibilities in minimally invasive interventions.

“Workflows will be optimised from planning to therapy control, allowing us to improve the quality of medical care while simultaneously reducing the costs,” he maintained.

The navigation system is primarily used for trauma surgery and orthopaedics such as hip, knee and spine operations, as well as on interventional radiology.

President of CAS innovations Dr Ralf Petzold said that the acquisition would open up new markets and offer the customer solutions “that are tailored to the needs of the daily clinical routine”.

Earlier this month, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics confirmed that it would be moving part of its operations from Los Angeles to the north-west Wales town of Llanberis.

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