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SIG Medical Inc.


  • Trauma – Medical Device

Principal Investigator(s) and Department

Clinical Problem

  • Rib fixation in trauma patients is an important stabilization need but current approaches are invasive.
  • Rib fractures are generally left untreated but populations at risk can experience significant health challenges.

Therapeutic Solution

  • Provide a novel device, instrument set and technique to allow for a minimally-invasive approach to rib fixation.
  • Device is 510(k) cleared by the FDA.
  • First patient use April 2017.
  • Additional clinical and economic studies planned to increase utilization.