Brainlab acquires medical video game maker Level Ex

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Brainlab acquires medical video game maker Level Ex

Press releases may be edited for formatting or style | June 29, 2020 Business Affairs

“Our mission is to advance the practice of medicine through play: unleashing video game technology and design to improve skill and accelerate the adoption curve of new techniques and technologies in healthcare,” said Sam Glassenberg, founder and CEO of Level Ex. “I can't imagine a better place to fulfill that mission than Brainlab—a company that has fiercely advanced the cutting edge of medicine for decades and continues to build platforms that service broad ecosystems in healthcare.”

The Level Ex team brings a wealth of experience to the Brainlab group with backgrounds in large platform companies, digital health and the video game industry. The 105-person company became a wholly owned subsidiary of Brainlab at the end of May and will continue to independently operate from its downtown Chicago office retaining its name, management team, and medical and surgical gaming product lines.

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The financial terms of the acquisition will not be disclosed.


About Brainlab
Brainlab is a digital medical technology pioneer founded in 1989 and headquartered in Munich. The company employs more than 1,400 people in 18 offices around the globe. Brainlab serves physicians, medical professionals and their patients in over 5,500 hospitals in 116 countries.

Brainlab creates software-driven medical solutions that digitize, automate and optimize clinical workflows for neurosurgery, spine, trauma, craniomaxillofacial (CMF), general and vascular surgery as well as radiotherapy and radiosurgery. Core products center around surgical navigation, radiotherapy, digital operating room integration, and information and knowledge exchange. The Brainlab open framework operating system will allow third parties to develop medical applications to further advance the field of spatial computing and mixed reality.

Brainlab is dedicated to creating an impact in healthcare. The company connects opportunities from emerging digital technologies to transform healthcare at scale and help improve the lives of patients worldwide. For more information please visit Brainlab, and follow on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.


About Level Ex
Level Ex® creates industry-leading mobile, AR and VR games for physicians. The company uses state-of-the-art video game technology and cognitive neuroscience to capture the challenges of practicing medicine—revolutionizing the way physicians and surgeons advance their clinical skills, earn CME, and keep up-to-speed on rare cases, new medical devices, and drug therapies. The company's medical video games, played by over 600,000 healthcare professionals and leveraged by top 20 pharmaceutical and medical device companies, national medical societies, and government organizations, are available free on the App Store and Google Play.

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