Brainlab levels up surgical software with acquisition of video game for physicians

German medical technology company Brainlab acquired Level Ex, a startup that creates games for physicians. Level Ex’s games allow physicians and surgeons to practice their skills in different scenarios, ranging from pulmonology to interventional cardiology.

With Akili’s recent FDA clearance, healthcare video games have been making headlines. A Munich-based medical technology company recently acquired a different kind of game — one designed to help physicians brush up on their decision-making skills.

Brainlab acquired Level Ex at the end of May for an undisclosed amount. The startup will become a subsidiary of Brainlab, with its 105 employees continuing to work out of its offices in downtown Chicago. It will keep its name and management team.

Level Ex was founded in 2015 by Sam Glassenberg, a video game developer who was tasked by his father, an anesthesiologist, to create a game that would help train his colleagues on how to do a difficult procedure.  To date, it has raised $17.2 million in funding, according to Crunchbase. It has released four product lines for gastroenterologists, pulmonologists, cardiologists, and anesthesiologists and airway specialists.

More recently, Level Ex released several Covid-19 patient scenarios. The company says more than 600,000 medical professionals use its products.

By Elise Reuter | MedCity News

Image Credit: Level EX


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