Stryker Joins Atrium Health Affiliate IRCAD North America

Stryker will help equip IRCAD NA's training center with its advanced medical devices.

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Stryker is bringing its products, platforms and robotic technologies to IRCAD North America (IRCAD NA), a subsidiary of Atrium Health, as part of a multi-year agreement supporting the creation of an experiential education center in Charlotte, North Carolina. IRCAD NA is set to become the cornerstone of the first research building at "The Pearl," a new innovation district currently under construction in Charlotte. It will attract thousands of medical professionals from around the world each year for advanced training in the latest surgical techniques and technologies.

Stryker will help equip IRCAD NA's training center with its advanced medical devices, aiming to elevate the skill levels of physicians and technicians. This training center will focus on education in the areas of robotics, medical virtual and augmented reality, surgical artificial intelligence and simulation training.

Founded in 1994, IRCAD opened its first facility on the grounds of the University Hospital of Strasbourg, France, and currently has training centers in seven countries: Brazil, China, France, India, Lebanon, Rwanda and Taiwan. When it opens in the summer of 2025, IRCAD NA, in Charlotte, will be its exclusive training headquarters in North America.

Stryker will assist IRCAD NA in the development of curriculum at the center and have an opportunity to host a variety of its own onsite classes, in addition to those offered by IRCAD NA, to develop and enhance skills on some of its most advanced equipment.

The Pearl is a joint development between Atrium Health and Wexford Science & Technology. In addition to IRCAD NA, a second campus of Wake Forest University School of Medicine โ€“ the academic core of Advocate Health โ€“ will anchor the innovation district. IRCAD's presence is expected to draw multiple industry partners with an interest in advancing medicine and its capabilities.

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