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NDI Announces Acquisition of Ascension Technology by Roper Industries

Published: Monday, August 13, 2012 - 08:47

Northern Digital Inc. (NDI), a provider of optical and electromagnetic measurement systems for medical and industrial applications, has announced that its parent company, Roper Industries Inc., has acquired Ascension Technology Corp., an industry leader in medical electromagnetic tracking.

Ascension’s electromagnetic trackers have been adopted by many of the leaders in the scientific and medical communities, and are the enabling devices in providing real-time spatial position and orientation in many medical procedures.

“The Ascension products are world class, and both the Ascension and NDI teams are passionate about the same things: providing spatial tracking solutions to create and facilitate the next generation of medical procedures,” says Dave Rath, president of NDI. “By augmenting NDI’s electromagnetic product offerings with the Ascension line of products and combining our two highly skilled and specialized teams together, we will now have the leaders in electromagnetic tracking working together to innovate and provide the best solutions in 3D electromagnetic tracking.”


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Founded in 1983, Northern Digital Inc. (NDI) designs and develops optical and electromagnetic tracking and measurement systems for medical and industrial applications. NDI’s products include laser scanners, portable coordinate measuring machines, dynamic measuring machines, optical trackers, reflective spheres, and more. NDI’s technology is used in computer-assisted surgery and therapy, in image-guided radiation treatment, and by advanced manufacturers for optical metrology and noncontact 3-D measurements. In June 2011, NDI was acquired by Roper Industries Inc., a diversified growth company with business segments of: industrial technology, energy systems and controls, medical and scientific imaging, and radio frequency (RF) technology.