Richard Wolf Medical Instruments Corporation (RWMIC) and MAQUET have formally launched a non-exclusive sales partnership in the United States. This partnership allows both companies to offer complete, high-quality OR integration solutions in the endoscopy market.
Both Richard Wolf and MAQUET command considerable market share in their respective areas of expertise. Richard Wolf is one of the world's foremost manufacturers of endoscopic systems, providing best-in-class integrated solutions for minimally invasive surgery for all major surgical disciplines. MAQUET offers a full range of products for the OR from tables, lights and ceiling supply units to intraoperative media management.
The modern OR is a highly technical environment consisting of many complex devices that must seamlessly work together to allow the OR staff to perform safe, high-quality surgery. Furthermore, ORs are part of the larger hospital IT landscape where exchanging data in and out of hospital networks, such as clinical information and picture archiving, is of increasing importance. The Richard Wolf and MAQUET partnership address these challenges by providing an integrated system that makes device management and information routing user friendly and efficient.
The launch of this partnership introduces the integration of Richard Wolf's endoscopy video platform, including the device control solution CORE control, into MAQUET's TEGRIS system for OR integration. This combined solution will significantly improve intraoperative efficiency by streamlining device control and overall OR management thus potentially decreasing procedure time and providing a safer setting by allowing the OR staff to focus on their primary tasks.
"This new partnership allows us to extend our leadership in the operating theater by providing our customers with a complete, high-quality, turnkey OR integration solution for the endoscopy market," said Raoul Quintero, President of MAQUET Medical Systems USA. "We believe this combined solution will significantly improve intraoperative efficiency by streamlining device integration and overall OR management, thus potentially decreasing procedure time and providing a safer setting by allowing the OR staff to focus on their primary tasks."
"This partnership is a fantastic way to provide our customers with a complete turnkey solution, ranging from state-of-the-art endoscopic video equipment to premium quality endoscopes for minimally invasive surgeries. Moreover, having access to all the MAQUET and Richard Wolf devices from one central touch screen monitor will increase the efficiency in the operating room," said Christian Zimmer, Business Development Manager, Integration and Video Technology, Richard Wolf.