News & Events
18. November 2013
Merivaara is launching a new version of its integrated operating room system, OpenOR™ over IP. It makes use of medically certified IP technology, which enables high quality video transmission with zero latency. Based on open architecture and modularity, the new system decreases the need for large investments thus helping healthcare providers save costs. The Helsinki University Central Hospital (HUCH) is among the first to take the new system into use.
21. October 2013
Finnish company Merivaara Corp. will provide operating room image management systems and their maintenance services to the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS). The recently signed contract is a framework agreement, under which HUS can place orders for services and solutions as required. The first delivery will be made to Meilahti Tower Hospital, which is part of the Helsinki University Central Hospital (HUCH). The system will be installed in Meilahti’s hybrid operating room within this year, with equipment installation scheduled for November and preliminary runs for December. The system will then be gradually installed in the other operating rooms of Meilahti Tower Hospital in 2014 and 2015.
26. August 2013
The Finnish company Merivaara Corp. will deliver operating tables to the new, state-of-the-art Surgical Education Centre to be opened this autumn on the premises of Tampere University Hospital (TUH). Based on new teaching methods, the centre will be used for teaching purposes by the University’s Medical School and for the further training of surgeons and other health care personnel. As centre of excellence in the field, it provides health care professionals with the unique opportunity to practice surgical operations in an environment that simulates real-life conditions.
25. April 2013
Merivaara was introduced to thousands of visitors at the largest health technology trade show in the Asia-Pacific region, China International Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF) in Shenzhen in April. Together with its distributor in China,Shanghai PAX Medical Instrument Company, Merivaara showcased its range of high-class operating room equipment, including surgical tables and their groundbreaking control systems.
8. March 2013
Reassuring the wellbeing of both mother and baby before, during and after delivery is crucial for any maternity services and labour ward. The renewed Optima™ birthing bed has been designed with the mother, midwife and obstetrician in mind. We have focused particularly on ergonomics, safety and mobility. Through its wide range of positions in the same unit, the Optima delivery bed is suitable for all stages of labour, at the same time offering increased comfort for the mother.
18. January 2013
The acquisition announced earlier is completed and the ownership of Merivaara Corporation has changed. Private equity firm Intera Partners purchased a majority holding in the company, and Merivaara’s management and other key employees became significant minority shareholders. A fund managed by Finnish Intera Partners is now majority shareholder, with a holding of 65%. Merivaara’s key employees hold approximately 35% of the company. The new shareholders’ aim is to develop Merivaara’s business and strengthen the company’s competitive advantage and position in domestic and international markets.
19. December 2012
Ownership of Merivaara will change with the Finnish private equity firm Intera Partners purchasing a majority holding of 65 per cent in the company. Merivaara’s management and other key employees will become significant minority shareholders with a 35 per cent share. The new shareholders’ aim is to develop Merivaara’s business and strengthen the company’s competitive advantage and position in domestic and international markets. The sellers in the transaction include the current majority shareholders and Board Members Ilkka Laipio and Jukka Suominen, and a number of minority shareholders.