Synaptive Medical Partners with Stryker’s Advanced Guidance Technologies Business

Companies announce co-marketing partnership for BrightMatter™ Plan at CNS

Toronto, Canada (October 8, 2018) – Synaptive Medical and Stryker’s Advanced Guidance Technologies business (formerly known as Stryker’s Navigation business) today announced a strategic partnership in surgical planning and surgical guidance.

Through the partnership, Stryker will offer Synaptive’s BrightMatter™ Plan software, which automatically generates high-fidelity, dynamic, whole-brain tractography. Surgeons can easily review tracts and explore multiple surgical approaches to create powerful pre-operative plans—for every case. Tractography can be used, without disrupting surgical workflow, to confirm the data is concordant with the intended approach and determine whether detailed surgical planning is required. Then, the surgical plans can be easily exported for navigation in the operating room.

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BrightMatter Plan is the only tractography offering that is automated and whole-brain. Other solutions on the market require a neuroradiologist or other tractography expert to generate tracts, which is both time consuming and a road block for surgeons.

“Stryker is a leader in surgical technologies, including surgical guidance, with a strong global customer base that values Synaptive’s thought leadership in neurosurgical planning and tractography,” said Peter Wehrly, CEO of Synaptive Medical. “Through this partnership, we look forward to working together to establish automated whole brain tractography as the gold standard of patient care.”

The announcement was made at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), which runs from Monday, October 8 to Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. To learn more about the partnership, visit Synaptive at Booth #1929 or Stryker at Booth #1529.

About Synaptive Medical

Synaptive Medical Inc., a Toronto-based medical device and technology company, designs hardware and software that cross traditional barriers in hospitals and improve patient care delivery in and beyond the operating room. Synaptive’s Modus V™ and integrated BrightMatter™ solutions—including surgical planning, navigation and visualization, and an informatics platform—give leading clinicians and healthcare systems the right information they need to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients.

About Stryker

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with its customers, is driven to make healthcare better. The company offers innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical, Surgical, Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. More information is available at

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