“The SegWAY acquisition transforms Trice Medical into the first company that offers both minimally invasive orthopedic diagnostic and surgical solutions,” said Jeffrey O’Donnell Sr., CEO of Trice Medical. “We’re looking forward to integrating the SegWAY offerings and building on our combined strengths. One of the areas we’re looking at is using our minimally invasive camera technology in the operating room as well.”
More than 600,000 carpal tunnel surgeries are performed annually in the United States, with about a quarter of them performed endoscopically. The SegWAY platform is also used in minimally invasive surgery for cubital tunnel syndrome, gastrocnemius equinus contracture and plantar fasciitis.
“We’re excited for SegWAY to join forces with Trice,” added Stuart Seymour, CEO and founder of SegWAY. “In just over five years, growing at 30 percent to 40 percent year-on-year, we’ve created tremendous traction among orthopedic surgeons. Teaming with Trice Medical, which is advancing technologies that involve cameras and ultrasound, rounds out our offering for those doctors.”
Mark Foster, president and chief commercial officer of Trice Medical, commented, “The combined Trice Medical and SegWAY capabilities will benefit surgeons and medical facilities in an efficient, cost-beneficial way. We believe we can solve big problems with small cameras, small instruments and minimal anesthesia for patients.”
Trice Medical was founded to fundamentally improve minimally invasive orthopedic diagnostics for the patient and physician providing instant answers. Trice Medical has pioneered fully integrated camera-enabled technology with the mi-eye 2 and launched the world’s first Dynamic Imaging Platform combining a 15 MHz handheld ultrasound transducer with the mi-eye technology on one simple, portable platform. Trice Medical’s mission is to provide more immediate and definitive patient care, eliminating the false reads associated with current indirect modalities and significantly reducing the overall cost to the healthcare system.