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Globus Medical Acquires Excelsius Surgical

January 24, 2014

Globus Medical, Inc., a musculoskeletal implant manufacturer, announced that it has acquired Excelsius Surgical.

According to a release, Excelsius Surgical is developing a surgical robotic positioning platform for spine, brain and therapeutic markets. The Excelsius Surgical system is a robotic surgical aid for navigating and facilitating surgical access, implant sizing, positioning and placement, and is designed to enable surgeons to perform procedures more quickly and with accuracy, safety and reproducibility.

"We are very excited by the strategic fit and potential of Excelsius Surgical. Our product development efforts focus on products designed to minimize tissue disruption, blood loss and surgical complications, and we believe that the use of advanced technology solutions, such as the Excelsius Surgical system, will enable surgeons to consistently achieve better surgical outcomes," said David Paul, Chairman and CEO of Globus. "Recent trends in the adoption of navigation technology as well as advancements in imaging only serve to reinforce our belief that technology will play an increasingly greater role in surgery in the future. We believe that this acquisition positions Globus to be a leader in this important area."

Nicholas Theodore, MD, co-founder of Excelsius Surgical, commented, "We started Excelsius Surgical to develop a surgical technology that would improve clinical outcomes. We combined robotics and imaging with the goal of enabling surgeons to reproducibly and cost effectively perform robotically assisted, minimally invasive surgery with fewer complications and less trauma, as well as reducing radiation exposure for patients, surgeons and operating room personnel. We are proud of our development progress to date and believe that Globus will be a great partner to bring this technology to the market."

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