Halifax Biomedical Inc. announces collaboration with GE Healthcare
October 24, 2017

Mabou, Nova Scotia- October 24, 2017- Halifax Biomedical Inc (HBI), a leading provider of orthopedic diagnostics using ultra high precision stereo x-ray imaging technology, and GE Healthcare have entered into a collaboration to provide HBI’s stereo x-ray based orthopedic clinical measurements to GE’s existing customers.

Under a joint development agreement, HBI and GE have created a Halifax imaging upgrade for existing GE customers. This upgrade integrates seamlessly into GE x-ray imaging rooms such as the XR656 by leveraging Halifax Biomedical’s L-arm imaging stand equipped with GE flashpad imaging detector technology. The combined technology is expected to provide 3D Stereo Orthopedic Radiography (SOR) measurements while the patient is either standing or lying down with a precision approximately 20 times better than conventional CT scanners. The combined solution is intended to enable such applications as early detection of loose or unstable total joint replacement implants.

“GE Healthcare is a global leader in medical imaging and we look forward to leveraging the results of our collaboration to assist Orthopedic surgeons and their patients,” said Chad Munro, CEO of Halifax Biomedical. “The upgrade approach we have developed provides an easy way for GE Healthcare customers to obtain advanced Halifax stereo x-ray imaging capability without major changes to their imaging rooms or workflow.”
“GE Healthcare is committed to innovation in medical imaging,” said Michelle Edler, President & CEO Global X-ray, GE Healthcare. “We are pleased our collaboration with Halifax Biomedical will make this advanced imaging technology available to our Orthopedic imaging customers.”
The development of the Halifax upgrade solution for GE imaging systems is complete. Regulatory approvals are now underway with initial product launches in North America, Europe and Australia expected in early 2018.

About Halifax Biomedical Inc.
Halifax Biomedical Inc. (HBI) is an Orthopedic Clinical Measurements company headquartered in Nova Scotia, Canada and a leading provider of proprietary Stereo Orthopedic Radiography (SOR) imaging technology (HALIFAX exams). HBI focuses on two clinical problems: early detection of implant loosening for hip and knee joint replacements, and quantification of instability of the spinal column in patients with chronic low back pain.
Products provided by HBI to support HALIFAX exams include surgical bead inserters, bead sets, SOR imaging equipment, and centralized image processing services. The centralized processing of joint replacement images is performed by HBI’s image analysis experts using Model-based RSA software developed by HBI’s partner RSAcore of the Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands.

About GE Healthcare
GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services to meet the demand for increased access, enhanced quality and more affordable healthcare around the world. GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter – great people and technologies taking on tough challenges. From medical imaging, software & IT, patient monitoring and diagnostics to drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies and performance improvement solutions, GE Healthcare helps medical professionals deliver great healthcare to their patients.

For more information, please contact:
Chad Munro, CEO
Email: Chad.Munro@halifaxbiomedical.com
Office: (902) 945-2541