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Sarasota, Florida, May 10, 2011 … Roper Industries, Inc. (NYSE: ROP) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Northern Digital, Inc., a leading provider of 3-D measurement technology for medical applications. Northern Digital will become part of Roper’s medical platform.
Headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Northern Digital provides optical and electromagnetic measurement systems for medical and industrial applications. NDI’s technology is critical for the growing fields of computer-assisted surgery, computer-assisted therapy and image-guided radiation treatment. In addition, the Company’s technology is utilized by advanced manufacturers for optical tracking and non-contact 3-D measurements.
“Northern Digital is an excellent addition to our medical platform, joining Verathon and CIVCO Medical Solutions with technology and applications to improve patient outcomes while increasing productivity for doctors and hospitals,” said Brian Jellison, Roper’s Chairman, President and CEO. “We welcome Northern Digital’s outstanding leadership team to Roper and look forward to working together to enhance the value of the business.”
Northern Digital’s management team, under the leadership of Jamie Fraser, will continue to lead the business as part of Roper.
Completion of the transaction is expected in June 2011 following regulatory approval and customer closing conditions. Additional information concerning the business and acquisition will be provided once the transaction is completed.
About Roper Industries
Roper Industries is a diversified growth company and is a constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000, and the Russell 1000 indices. Roper provides engineered products and solutions for global niche markets, including water, energy, transportation, medical, education, and SaaS-based information networks. Additional information about Roper is available on the Company’s website at www.roperind.com.
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