Biosense Webster announced a long-term collaboration with GE Healthcare to co-distribute their electrophysiology systems in the USA and jointly enhance the integration of their recording and 3D mapping systems. Under the terms of the agreement, Biosense Webster will offer a suite of GE electrophysiology systems, including CardioLab EP recording system, and GE will distribute Biosense Webster’s navigation system, the Carto 3 system, from 1st January 2012.
“This agreement will allow Biosense Webster to address the rapidly growing and underpenetrated Atrial Fibrillation market by offering a breadth of top electrophysiology innovations to meet customer needs,” said Shlomi Nachman, worldwide president, Biosense Webster. “As the market leader in electrophysiology recording systems, CardioLab system further enhances the Biosense Webster product offering and the Carto 3 system by improving the networking capabilities and workflow efficiencies in the lab.”
This latest distribution agreement marks a significant step towards providing a comprehensive electrophysiology lab solution. With a broad portfolio of products, Biosense Webster is uniquely positioned to provide hospitals with the full lab integration with the Carto 3 system and through distribution agreements for the Acunav ultrasound catheters and systems by Siemens, the GE recording system and the Odyssey lab consolidation system from Stereotaxis.