Zimmer Biomet Acquires SIG Medical

By Julie A. Vetalice

Zimmer Biomet acquired SIG Medical, developer of the AdvantageRib® System, a minimally invasive fixation, stabilization and fusion system for rib fractures and osteotomies of normal and osteoporotic bone. Terms were not disclosed.

SIG Medical expands Zimmer Biomet’s thoracic and surgery assisting technology portfolio. AdvantageRib includes a novel device, instrument set and technique and is the only FDA cleared minimally invasive rib fixation system on the market. Zimmer Biomet will market the device under the RibFix™ Advantage name.

Additional products in Zimmer Biomet’s thoracic and surgery assisting technology portfolio include the WalterLorenz Surgical Assist Arm, a bionic, electromechanical arm impacting surgical retraction and instrument positioning; RibFix Blu, SternaLock  Blu, SternaLock 360 and the Pectus Bar.


Sources: Zimmer Biomet, Inc.; ORTHOWORLD


Product Labels: Upper Extremity