Sharp HealthCare launches new Implant Stability Assessment Service
February 25, 2015

Halifax Biomedical Inc. (HBI), a Nova Scotia-based company specializing in precision assessment of spine and joint-replacement micro-instability, is pleased to announce that Sharp HealthCare (Sharp) will be implementing HBI’s innovative Implant Stability Assessment Kit at their Coronado, California facility.

Sharp HealthCare is a not-for-profit integrated regional health care delivery system based in San Diego, California. Sharp includes four acute-care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, two affiliated medical groups and a health plan, plus a full spectrum of other facilities and services.

“The implementation of the Halifax Imaging Kit demonstrates the continued commitment to The Sharp Experience, an unwavering focus on continuous improvement and excellent patient care” said Dr. Richard D. Coutts . “With this addition at Sharp Coronado Hospital, we will be the only institution in the San Diego area with the ability to mark and accurately measure patient implant instability – a growing challenge with an aging active population.”

“We are very pleased to be working with a recognized leader in orthopedic care‎ as they provide leading edge arthroplasty/joint replacement services in their service for their patients” said Chad Munro, CEO of HBI. “The Halifax Imaging Kit provides a seamless solution for health care providers looking to integrate high precision 3D x-ray measurements into existing radiology rooms and their everyday clinical practice. ”

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 implant and spine stability and fixation using proprietary Stereo Orthopaedic 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, The Netherlands, University Medical Center
For more information, please visit, or contact:

John Simon, COO
Office: (902) 945-2771
Fax: (902) 945-2324

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

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