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Safe Orthopaedics Launches SORA, The Virtual Operating Room Assistant For Spine Surgery

January 4, 2021 GMT

  • A breakthrough innovation for surgeons and hospital managers
  • A smart and evolutive multifunction platform for inventory management, data transmission, product support and real-time intervention assistance
  • Deployment in early 2021 with the financial support of Bpifrance

Éragny-sur-Oise, France, January 4th, 2021, 17h35 CET - Safe Orthopaedics (FR0013467123 - ALSAF), a company specializing in the design, manufacturing and marketing of single-use technologies for spinal surgeries, delivering the safest treatment for spinal fractures urgently treated announces the launch of the Safe Operating Room Assistant (SORA). A first for the Orthopaedics market, SORA will automatically manage the inventory, traceability, and replenishment of Safe Orthopaedics products and allow virtual assistance of operating room teams.
The process of receiving, storing and preparing orthopedic implants and instruments is complex and costly for all hospitals. Since Safe Orthopaedics has developed the ready-to-use technologies model, the surgical process has been optimized, as published by the Kremlin-Bicètre and Saint Etienne hospitals. Based on worldwide customers’ requests, Safe Orthopaedics has designed and validated its first generation of SORA. This medical trolley stores Safe Orthopaedics devices, is equipped with a web-connected touch-screen and can be easily transferred from storage areas to operating room for offering three main functions:

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This first generation of SORA has now been validated and Safe Orthopaedics targets early 2021 for a beta launch in a limited number of strategic centres in Europe and the USA for validation.  In parallel with the evaluation, Safe Orthopaedics is preparing the worlwide launch in the coming 12-18 months and plan the development of new clinical functionalities in the coming years. 
Pierre Dumouchel, Chairman of Safe Orthopaedics, the development of SORA has been a really exciting challenge for the company. We are confident today that this innovation will help digitize the operating room and give us a valuable growth platform for the future. Safe Orthopaedics has a long and proud history of helping to improve operating room efficiency. We have been doing this for ten years with our ready-to-use technologies; with SORA we take the next step. Our innovations - personalized technologies, faster delivery, virtual assistance, clinical improvement - meet the long-standing needs expressed by surgeons and hospitals, and further reinforced by the health crisis linked to Covid-19. Over time, SORA will be improved and upgraded by additional functions such as pre-operative planning, assisted surgical techniques, navigation of implants and new generation of patient file traceability. Thanks to the financial support of BPIfrance, we will install SORA in a few centers early 2021 and accelerate the development of new functionalities. ”

About Safe Orthopaedics 

Founded in 2010, Safe Orthopaedics is a French medical technology company, a pioneer of the design and marketing of innovative ready-to-use technologies (single-use implants and instruments) for spinal fractures treatments. The company develops and manufactures kits combining sterile implants and single-use instruments, available at any time for the surgeon. These technologies enable minimally invasive approach, reducing the risk of cross contamination and infection, in the interest of the patient with a positive impact on hospitalization durations and costs. Protected by 17 patent families, the SteriSpineTM PS are CE marked and FDA approved. Safe Orthopaedics has its headquarters close to Paris (95610 Eragny-sur-Oise - France) has subsidiaries in the UK, Germany, United States and in the Lyon area where the manufacturing company is located. The Group employs around 150 employees.

For more information: www.SafeOrthopaedics.com  

Contacts 

Safe Orthopaedics                                                                                                                   

François-Henri Reynaud                
Chief Financial and Administrative Officer              
Tél. : +33 (0)1 34 21 50 00                             
investors@safeorthopaedics.com                          

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Bruno Arabian / +33 (0)6 87 88 47 26 / barabian@ulysse-communication.com

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