OrthoView acquired in £8.5m deal
Mon 16th February 2015
Southampton Science Park tenant OrthoView has been acquired by Materialise, a provider of Additive Manufacturing (AM) software solutions and sophisticated 3D printing services. Working in a wide variety of industries, it creates a unique one-stop shop for surgical planning software tools and corresponding 3D printed medical devices.
OrthoView is the world’s leading provider of 2D digital pre-operative planning and templating solutions for orthopaedics. Its products are used by over 11,000 orthopaedic surgeons in 60 countries and by teaching hospitals to demonstrate best practice.
Founder and CEO John Chambers and his 23 UK staff are expected to continue their careers within the Materialise Group. Mr Chambers said: “OrthoView is thrilled to become part of Materialise. Surgeons and Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) partners have always seen 3D planning as a natural addition to the OrthoView product portfolio, but building up that kind of expertise requires years of development and a huge investment. With Materialise already at the forefront of this technology, our team can quickly expand the solutions we offer to surgeons worldwide.”
For almost 25 years, Materialise has been at the forefront of major innovations in 3D surgical planning based on CT, MRI and most recently, X-ray images. Its vast experience in 3D printing technologies has made it possible for the Company to provide patient-specific anatomical models to surgeons as well as patient-specific instrumentation.
Materialise Founder and CEO, Fried Vancraen commented: “We are extremely proud that OrthoView has joined the Materialise Group. With an outstanding reputation, complementary product portfolio and a robust sales reach, OrthoView is an ideal fit for Materialise. Our combined expertise and sales force will allow us to offer a complete range of services and solutions to surgeons and hospitals; with 2D as well as 3D planning tools for almost any type of medical images and with the possibility to offer corresponding 3D printed surgical guides and models.”