Industry Partners


In April 2011, we entered into a co-development and distribution agreement with Brainlab, a leader in the image-guided surgery field.  Under the agreement, Brainlab serves as a co-distribution partner for the ClearPoint® system in the United States and Europe.  Brainlab’s well-established sales and support infrastructure in these territories expands the commercial reach of our ClearPoint products.  In addition, we established an exclusive relationship with Brainlab in the field of MRI-guided neurological drug delivery.

About Brainlab - Brainlab develops, manufactures and markets software-driven medical technology that supports targeted, less-invasive treatment. Brainlab technology drives collaboration between hospitals and clinicians from a wide variety of subspecialties—from neurosurgery and oncology to orthopedics, ENT, CMF and spine & trauma. This integration delivers better access to improved and more efficient treatment. Founded in 1989, the privately held Brainlab group has 5,260 systems installed in over 80 countries. Based in Munich, Germany, Brainlab employs 950 people, including 240 R&D engineers on the product development team, in 16 offices worldwide.


In May 2009, we entered into an exclusive co-development agreement with Siemens, the global market leader in MRI scanners, related to the development of hardware and software needed for MRI-guided, catheter-based ablation procedures to treat cardiac arrhythmias. In February 2014, we announced a significant new agreement with Siemens related to our ClearTrace® system. We believe our exclusive relationship with Siemens secures an important strategic market position for the ClearTrace system once product development is completed.

About Siemens Healthcare - Siemens Healthcare is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a trendsetter in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, medical information technology and hearing aids. Siemens offers its customers products and solutions for the entire range of patient care from a single source – from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, and on to treatment and aftercare. By optimizing clinical workflows for the most common diseases, Siemens also makes healthcare faster, better and more cost-effective. Siemens Healthcare employs some 51,000 employees worldwide and operates around the world. In fiscal year 2011 (to September 30), the Siemens Healthcare Sector posted revenue of 12.5 billion euros and profit of around 1.3 billion euros.

Boston Scientific

In connection with our research and development efforts for our ClearPoint and ClearTrace systems, we developed technologies that we believe can improve the MRI-safety profile of implantable medical leads, such as those used with cardiac pacemakers.  In 2005 and 2008, we entered into exclusive licensing and development agreements with Boston Scientific to enable it to incorporate these technologies into its neuromodulation and cardiac pacemaker products.  

About Boston Scientific - Boston Scientific is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices that are used in a broad range of interventional medical specialties.