Halifax Biomedical Selects ARCOMA Equipment for new Mobile Digital Stereo Radiographic (DSR) Suite
December 19, 2014

Halifax Biomedical Inc. (HBI), a leading provider of micro-instability assessment using very precise proprietary Digital Stereo Radiography (DSR) imaging technology (HALIFAX exams) and Arcoma AB., a leading provider of digital radiography (DR) products and high-end auto-positioning radiography solutions announce a cooperation to incorporate Arcoma equipment into HBI’s new mobile Digital Stereo Radiographic (DSR) Suite.

The cooperation will allow HBI the ability to bring their advanced DSR technology to multiple hospitals and clinical sites in order to complete clinical validation of this new technology. The initial mobile suite is slated for the US Northeast with additional suites anticipated to come online in the future.

DSR is a technique whereby two x-ray images are taken simultaneously from different angles for the purpose of accurate 3D measurement of implant or bone position and displacement. The mobile DSR will focus on HBI’s spine instability application which measures dynamic 3D vertebral motion of the lumbar spine using complex image analysis algorithms.

Halifax Biomedical selected Arcoma as its supplier based on the clinical utility of Arcoma’s equipment as well as Arcoma’s reputation for quality. According to J. Erik Giphart, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer at Halifax Biomedical, “Arcoma provides the type of unique solutions and flexibility required to package an advanced x-ray imaging system into a very challenging space. Arcoma will provide us with support in completing the project through their general applications knowledge and experience.”

According to Jonas Salomonson, CEO of Arcoma AB, “We are very excited to be working with the team at Halifax Biomedical and gratified that our products and experience was selected by HBI to realize this new mobile DSR suite.”

About HALIFAX BIOMEDICAL, Inc.: Halifax Biomedical Inc. (HBI) is an evidence based Orthopaedic Clinical Measurements company headquartered in Nova Scotia, Canada with a US office located in Cambridge, MA.

HBI is a world leading provider of equipment and services for evaluating orthopaedic and spine implant stability and fixation using proprietary Stereo Radiography (SR) imaging technology (HALIFAX exams). HBI focuses on two clinical problems; early detection of implant loosening for total hip and knee replacements, and quantification of instability of the spinal column in patients with chronic low back pain.

For more information contact:

John Simon, COO
Email: john.simon@halifaxbiomedical.com
Office: (902) 945-2771
Fax: (902) 945-2324

Mailing Address:
Halifax Biomedical Inc.
1 Broadway, 14th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142 USA

About ACOMA AB: Arcoma, with over 40 years of combined experience from the x-ray business, is a leading supplier of advanced high quality integrated digital x-ray systems. Arcoma products include the latest in digital imaging combined with technically advanced positioning systems which combined with ergonomically correct Scandinavian design offers our customers complete functional and configurable digital x-ray systems. Arcoma products are marketed and sold both through distributors as well as OEM partnerships and there are over 2000 Arcoma systems installed worldwide. Arcoma is listed on NASDAQ OMX First North Nordic in Stockholm.

For more information, please visit www.arcoma-imix.com, or contact:

Jonas Salomonson, CEO
Email: jonas.salomonson@arcoma.se
Office: +46 470 70 69 00
Fax: +46 470 70 69 99

Mailing Address:
Arcoma AB
Annavagen 1
SE-352 46 Vaxjo
Sweden