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US orthopaedic device maker Zimmer Holdings has acquired Tuttlingen, Germany-based Normed Medizin-Technik, a provider of technologies for the foot and ankle, hand and wrist reconstruction and trauma markets.
Normed develops a broad range of specialized plates, screws and instruments, including systems for bone reconstruction and fracture repair, fusion procedures and external fixation. The acquisition of Normed will strengthen Zimmer's extremities and trauma product portfolios and new product development capabilities in the fast growing foot and ankle and hand and wrist segments.
Zimmer was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, USA. It designs, develops, manufactures and markets orthopaedic reconstructive, spinal and trauma devices, dental implants, and related surgical products. Zimmer has operations in more than 25 countries around the world and sells products in more than 100 countries. Zimmer's 2012 sales were approximately US$4.5 bn. The company is supported by the efforts of more than 8,500 employees worldwide.
Normed was founded in 1988 and located in Tuttlingen, Germany. It provides a broad range of plates, screws and specialised instruments for foot and ankle and hand and wrist surgeries.