GE Healthcare has acquired U.K.-based wireless fatal monitoring technology provider Monica Healthcare to expand its digital maternal-infant care business. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
The Monica acquisition will boost GE Healthcare’s mobile and digital offerings by providing clinicians and patients around the world with more innovative solutions for labor, delivery, and home care. GE Healthcare Maternal Infant Care offers neuro-developmental and family-centered solutions across maternal/fetal monitors, infant warmers, infant resuscitation systems, phototherapy, incubators and combination beds – helping to send moms and babies home healthy.
Monica advanced fetal monitors already empower midwives, labor and delivery nurses, and expectant women at approximately 1,000 sites across Europe, Asia and North America – with more than 100,000 patients impacted just last year. GE Healthcare has been Monica’s North American distribution partner for the Novii™ Wireless Patch System – a single-patient use patch that effectively monitors maternal heart rate, fetal heart rate, and uterine activity, even on many of the most difficult to monitor patients since 2015. The Novii patch communicates through Bluetooth wirelessly to the fetal monitor, providing patients with greater mobility in labor.
“At GE Healthcare, we are committed to improving the health care experience across care areas, including childbirth,” says Tammy Noll, General Manager of GE Healthcare’s Maternal-Infant Care division. “Through this acquisition, we will combine the incredible expertise and mobile-digital innovation from the Monica team with GE Healthcare’s longstanding industry leadership and customer focus – all with the goal of bettering maternal and infant care for patients worldwide.”