Today, Ascension is best known for its 3D Guidance® product suite, which includes the driveBAY™ and trakSTAR™ electromagnetic (EM) tracking systems. These innovative EM solutions work in conjunction with reusable Ascension sensors, which are among the most advanced and diverse on the market. Ascension solutions are integrated into a wide range of image-guided intervention and therapy systems for use in biopsy needle guidance, image fusion, oncology, obstetrics, and neurosurgery applications. Ascension’s EM technology also provides the tracking foundation for the most realistic medical simulators on the market.
Founded in 1986, Ascension is located in Shelburne, Vermont, on the shores of beautiful Lake Champlain. Geographically, Ascension is located 90 miles south of Montreal, and 240 miles northwest of Boston. This region of Vermont is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, famous for its stunning scenery and tranquil spirit. In 2012 Ascension was acquired by Roper Industries Inc., becoming an affiliate company of NDI (Northern Digital Inc.) – also owned by Roper Industries Inc.