Nottingham-based Monica Healthcare makes a line of wearable, wireless fetal monitors that were used with 100,000 patients last year, GE Healthcare said.
Starting in 2015, the Wauwatosa, Wis.-based health giant was the North American distributor for Monica’s Novii wireless patch, a single-use device designed to monitor maternal heart rate, fetal heart rate and uterine activity, the companies said.
“At GE Healthcare, we are committed to improving the health care experience across care areas, including childbirth,” maternal-infant care GM Tammy Noll said in prepared remarks. “Through this acquisition, we will combine the incredible expertise and mobile-digital innovation from the Monica team with GE Healthcare’s longstanding industry leadership and customer focus – all with the goal of bettering maternal and infant care for patients worldwide.”
“Joining GE Healthcare provides a fantastic opportunity to bring together Monica’s digital offerings with GE Healthcare’s global infrastructure to provide even stronger capabilities and solutions to customers around the world,” added Monica Healthcare CEO Carl Barratt.
Last month, GE Healthcare inked the term sheet on a deal with Lantheus Medical Imaging (NSDQ:LNTH) to develop a myocardial perfusion imaging agent for positron-emission tomography. The deal calls for GE to fund a 2nd Phase III study of the agent, flurpiridaz F18, and establish a joint steering committee with Lantheus for development and commercialization in the U.S., Japan, Europe and Canada.