Natus Medical Acquires RetCam Ophthalmic Imaging System

Advanced imaging system used in diagnosis and monitoring of neonatal retinal diseases

PLEASANTON, Calif., July 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Natus Medical Incorporated (NASDAQ:BABY) today announced that it has acquired the portfolio of RetCam imaging systems from Clarity Medical Systems, Inc. for $10.6 million.  RetCam is the market leading imaging system used to diagnose and monitor a range of ophthalmic maladies in premature infants. Over 1,800 RetCam systems are being used in over 85 countries.

"RetCam is the market leader in NICU ophthalmic imaging used in the detection of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in newborns," said Jim Hawkins, President and Chief Executive Officer. "The addition of Natus’ global marketing strength to RetCam will increase market penetration and growth potential for this very important technology," Hawkins continued.

"We expect annual RetCam revenue of approximately $14 million and expect it to be immediately accretive to 2016 earnings," said Hawkins.

About Natus Medical

Natus is a leading provider of healthcare products and services used in the screening, detection, treatment, monitoring and tracking of common medical ailments in newborn care, hearing impairment, neurological dysfunction, epilepsy, sleep disorders, and balance and mobility disorders.

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Natus Medical Incorporated
Jonathan A. Kennedy
Sr. Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer
(925) 223-6700

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