Biospace Med followed up on some good news stateside with a European distribution deal that will see its full-body, low-radiation X-ray workstation hit the market in the Benelux nations.
The Paris, France-based company, which houses its U.S. headquarters in Cambridge, Mass., inked a deal with Oldelft Benelux to distribute its sterEOS 2D/3D X-ray workstation in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
The deal follows by a day Biospace Med’s announcement that the Food & Drug Administration granted 510(k) clearance to the device for use with children with spinal problems.
The device, which consists of a scanner and a three-dimensional bone-modeling program, can capture head-to-toe images of patients in a standing, weight-bearing position, which can help orthopedic surgeons determine balance, posture and the position of each vertebra. Company officials say the workstation emits much smaller amounts of radiation than conventional x-rays and nearly 1,000 times less than a computed tomography scan.