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IMRIS And Stryker Are Working To Combine Efforts To Offer Auto-registration With Surgical Navigation In VISIUS ICT & IMRI Surgical Theaters

Workflow will be streamlined in navigated spinal and cranial procedures performed in advanced intraoperative imaging suites

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, and Kalamazoo, MI, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - IMRIS Inc. ("IMRIS") and Stryker Corporation ("Stryker") today announced a non-exclusive collaboration between Stryker's automatic image registration for spinal and cranial navigated procedures and VISIUS ® iCT and VISIUS iMRI surgical suites from IMRIS.

"Having these tools work together is an exciting opportunity for surgeons utilizing intraoperative CT and MRI in our VISIUS ® Surgical Theatres. This open platform collaboration aligns squarely with our goal of providing state-of-the-art imaging at the point of therapy," said Jay D. Miller, IMRIS President and CEO.

IMRIS markets the VISIUS Surgical Theatre with intraoperative CT and MRI options to provide surgical teams with on-demand access to state-of-the-art, diagnostic quality imaging. The IMRIS solution makes these valuable images possible at key points in the surgery with patented technology that brings the scanner into the OR rather than requiring the surgeon to bring the patient to the scanner.

"We are excited to partner with IMRIS to bring streamlined surgical solutions into integrated CT and MRI capable operating rooms. IMRIS shares our open platform philosophy and we believe that through this partnership we will improve the surgeon experience," said Jim Marucci, Stryker Navigation General Manager.

This collaboration is focused on improving surgical precision, streamlining workflows and increasing visualization. The combined solution will support the growing trend toward minimally invasive spinal and cranial approaches that spare healthy tissue, reduce pain, and speed recovery for patients.

About IMRIS

IMRIS is a global leader in providing image guided therapy solutions through its VISIUS Surgical Theatre - a revolutionary, multifunctional surgical environment that provides unmatched intraoperative vision to clinicians to assist in decision making and enhance precision in treatment. The multi-room suites incorporate diagnostic quality high-field MR, CT and angio modalities accessed effortlessly in the operating room setting. VISIUS Surgical Theatres serve the neurosurgical, spinal, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular markets and have been selected by 54 leading medical institutions around the world.

About Stryker

Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform their jobs more efficiently while enhancing patient care. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives. For more information about Stryker, please visit www.stryker.com.

SOURCE IMRIS Inc.

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