Medimaps Group appoints General Electric Healthcare as Global Distribution Partner for TBS iNsight® – a Novel Osteoporotic Fracture Assessment Diagnostic Tool

GENEVA & BOSTON--()--Medimaps Group announced today that a novel method for improving osteoporotic fracture risk assessment, TBS iNsight®, is now globally available to clinicians through a distribution partnership with General Electric Healthcare (NYSE: GE). GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services to meet the demand for increased access, enhanced quality and more affordable healthcare around the world and is the market leader in the development and manufacture of Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA) bone densitometry systems.

On June 10, 2014, Medimaps Group – developers of the TBS iNsight® diagnostic tool – and General Electric Healthcare have signed a distribution agreement to distribute TBS iNsight® on a global basis leveraging GE Healthcare’s extensive direct sales and distribution organization.

TBS iNsight® is a unique, easy-to-use software application that assesses bone texture - an index of bone microarchitecture – which in turn is expressed as the Trabecular Bone Score (TBS). The measurement is performed seamlessly using DXA images acquired from a bone mineral densitometry (BMD) scan. No additional patient scan time or radiation exposure is required and results are easily interpreted by physicians to enable them to better manage patients with high risk of fractures. TBS iNsight® has been cleared for marketing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Prof. Didier Hans, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Medimaps Group states; “It is well documented that 40-50% of osteoporotic fracture occurs in patients who are not determined to be osteoporotic by BMD alone, yet BMD remains the only diagnostic method available to most clinicians. A significant body of literature, including a recent study of over 29,000 women, has demonstrated that TBS, when combined with hip and/or spine BMD and FRAX® clinical factors, can help improve the prediction of future osteoporotic fracture risk in a clinically meaningful way. We’re very pleased to partner with General Electric Healthcare to bring this valuable new predictive tool for better management of osteoporotic patients across the globe.”

For more information on Medimaps and TBS iNsight®, please visit www.medimapsgroup.com and www.tbsinsight.com

About Medimaps Group

Medimaps group – a Swiss company founded by a group of clinical practitioners and researchers - is a developer of innovative imaging software used in clinical practice for improved patient management with minimum impact on the workflow of the practitioner. The company has raised several rounds of venture capital to further commercialize TBS iNsight® in the osteoporosis treatment market and for product development of the TBS iNsight® tool for optimizing implant surgery in the dental and orthopedic markets.

Contacts

Medimaps Group
Oscar Lazaro, +1 781-492-2012
Chief Commercial Officer
olazaro@medimapsgroup.com