- Strategic alliance combines B. Braun’s leadership in regional anesthesia and Philips’ leadership in image guided therapy solutions with the aim to make regional anesthesia and vascular access easier to perform, leading to enhanced patient care and hospital efficiency.
- Xperius* is the new mobile ultrasound system specifically designed as the platform to support current and future integrated solutions in ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia.
Melsungen, Germany, and Amsterdam, the Netherlands - B. Braun Melsungen AG, the global leader in regional anesthesia and pain management, and Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in ultrasound and image guided therapy solutions, today announced a multi-year strategic alliance to innovate ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia – a rapidly growing alternative to general anesthesia – and vascular access. Leveraging the companies’ combined deep clinical expertise and R&D capabilities, as well as sales and service channels, B. Braun and Philips are jointly developing and commercializing solutions to support anesthesiologists and hospitals in critical areas of regional anesthesia. These solutions are intended to enhance needle visualization and guidance, as well as optimize procedure workflow and resource planning. The alliance will also focus on vascular access procedures, such as those used to insert catheters into deeply seated veins as part of a catheter-based treatment.
As a platform on which to implement their joint innovations, Philips and B. Braun are launching the new Xperius ultrasound system, which will be available in a cart and ultra-mobile tablet version. Based on the input of clinical experts, Xperius was specifically designed to support the needs in regional anesthesia at the point of care. The system offers an intuitive user interface and exceptional image quality for confident needle targeting and positioning, as well as ergonomic features such as the articulating arm.