Global surgical systems company, Erbe Elektromedizin, has announced it will acquire German fluorescence-guided surgery leader, Maxer Endoscopy. This investment will strengthen Erbe’s operating room presence.
“This acquisition reflects our determination to become a solution provider for surgeries and procedures where visualization is critical. We will offer holistic solutions, from visualization to therapy. Entering into the world of fluorescence imaging systems is the logical first step to provide the required added value to our customers”, according to Christian O. Erbe, CEO & President at Erbe Elektromedizin GmbH.
Maxer’s prime innovation focus is on the development of high-end visualization. The technology delivers bright and pin-sharp multi-spectral images for NIR fluorescence-guided surgery and regular white light images. Now, Erbe will be able to offer best-in-class performance with 4K and fluorescence-guided systems in endoscopy as well as for open surgeries.
In 2020, Maxer and its partners, the Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) Munich and the Technical University Munich (TUM), won the first prize of the German Medical Award in the “Innovation Product” category for its Atlaszproject. The plan is to provide the surgeon with a “GPS system” that enables the performance of advanced laparoscopic surgeries with increased surgical precision. This will help to reduce complications and risks during oncological surgeries and increase quality of patient life.