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ActiViews, Inc. Announces Partnership with NeuroLogica Corporation to Optimize Lung and Liver Interventions in a Standard Operating Room

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 9:17am
The Associated Press

WAKEFIELD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 18, 2012--ActiViews, Inc., a company pioneering the development of simple, accurate, and cost-effective surgical navigation solutions, announced a partnership today with Danvers, MA-based NeuroLogica Corporation in order to develop an integrated surgical navigation system with their portable BodyTom™ 32-slice interoperative CT scanner.

The ActiViews CT-Guide(TM) navigation with NeuroLogica's portable BodyTom(TM) interoperative CT scanner (Photo: Business Wire) The ActiViews CT-Guide™ navigation system is designed to assist physicians during CT-guided interventional diagnostic and therapeutic procedures such as percutaneous biopsies and ablations in the lung and liver. The system shows surgeons the real-time location of their interventional instruments and the trajectory to target on the CT images like a GPS guides a car using stored roadmaps.

“We are pleased to announce our partnership with NeuroLogica,” commented Christopher von Jako, President of ActiViews, Inc. “The combination of our patented CT-Guide™ navigation technology platform with their exclusive, portable, self-shielded CT scanner will offer surgeons a unique enabling technology for lung, liver, and any future applications in a standard operating room.” NeuroLogica’s BodyTom™ is a completely portable, full body, 32-slice CT scanner that boasts an impressive 85cm gantry and 60cm field of view. The battery powered BodyTom™ can be easily transported from room to room providing high quality CT images in an intraoperative setting. BodyTom™ is DICOM 3.1 compliant and compatible with all PACS systems.

“We are excited to be partnered with ActiViews and their game changing navigation technology,” commented David Webster, Global Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We believe that BodyTom™ will accelerate the adoption of lung and liver procedures in a standard operating room.” About ActiViews: ActiViews ( www.activiews.com ) is a privately held high-tech medical device company that develops, manufactures, and markets novel surgical navigation solutions. The company’s mission is to become the leading provider of simple, accurate, and affordable navigation solutions in order to enhance physician confidence in performing CT-guided percutaneous lung and liver interventions. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has approved the core technology platform patent with other ancillary patents currently pending. CT-Guide™ navigation is the first and only commercially available system for CT-guided interventions for both lung and liver applications. ActiViews, Inc. is located in the metro-Boston area with Research and Development facilities in Haifa, Israel. ActiViews, Navigate with Confidence™.

About NeuroLogica Corporation: Located in Danvers, Massachusetts, NeuroLogica Corporation ( www.neurologica.com ) specializes in the design and manufacture of cutting edge imaging equipment that is easy to use and brings the power of imaging to the patient. NeuroLogica`s BodyTom™ CT is FDA cleared and the quality system is certified to ISO 13485:2003 and ISO 9001:2008 with Canadian Medical Device Amendments. NeuroLogica`s BodyTom™ CT is CE marked (European Conformity) for distribution in the European Union and European Economic Area.

Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50344625&lang=en

CONTACT: ActiViews, Inc.

Christopher von Jako, 617-909-3909 chrisvj@activiews.com or NeuroLogica Corporation Jason Wheeler, 978-564-8576 jwheeler@neurologica.com KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MASSACHUSETTS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SURGERY HEALTH MEDICAL DEVICES ONCOLOGY RADIOLOGY SOURCE: ActiViews, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2012 PUB: 07/18/2012 09:17 /DISC: 07/18/2012 09:17 http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120718005249/

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