Corin to acquire robotic knee solutions firm OMNI Orthopaedics

7 March 2019 (Last Updated March 7th, 2019 11:05)

Corin Group has signed an agreement to acquire OMNI Orthopaedics, a US-based advanced care solutions provider for computer-assisted knee surgery.

Corin to acquire robotic knee solutions firm OMNI Orthopaedics
OMNIBotics’ cutting guide is integrated with a robotic tool to measure ligament function. Credit: Corin.

Corin Group has signed an agreement to acquire OMNI Orthopaedics, a US-based advanced care solutions provider for computer-assisted knee surgery.

Founded in 1999, OMNI Orthopaedics’ portfolio includes imageless total knee replacement solution OMNIBotics, which comprises one of the world’s first robotic tools for measuring ligament function.

The system is designed to facilitate implant positioning to meet individual patient requirements, reduce pain and support rehabilitation.

“Corin is now uniquely positioned to address functional patient-specific joint replacement.”

Corin Group will use OMNIBotics’ technology to complement its Apex knee replacement device, which is designed to recreate individual anatomy and kinematics to improve patient outcomes. The device includes a single radius active arc to allow smooth motion and achieve normal gait.

Corin Group CEO Stefano Alfonsi said: “We look forward to working together as a combined organisation to further develop our presence in the world’s largest market, the US.

“With the combination of Corin’s unique optimised positioning system (OPS) for the hip and the OMNIBotics platform for the knee, Corin is now uniquely positioned to address functional patient-specific joint replacement.”

Corin’s OPS technology leverages advanced computational modelling to simulate the movement of a patient’s hip joint through various daily activities. This information is intended to help plan implant positioning to optimise functional alignment.

Corin’s solutions will combine biomechanical, physiological and logistical information to generate insights to assists patients throughout their treatment.