Zimmer Biomet & Think Surgical Sign Tmini Handheld Robotic System Distribution Agreement

The collaboration will enable an exclusive offering that integrates Zimmer Biomets technology into a customized Tmini robotic solution.

Katie Hobbins, Managing Editor

June 11, 2024

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Zimmer Biomet recently announced a limited distribution agreement with Think Surgical in relation to its wireless handheld Tmini Miniature Robotic System for total knee arthroplasty. As a result, there will be an exclusive offering that integrates Zimmer Biomets technology into a customized Tmini robotic solution.

The company said that the collaboration complements its Rosa robotics portfolio with a handheld robotic option enabling precise implant placement to a “predetermined CT-based, three-dimensional surgical plan,” according to the press release announcing the agreement.

"We are proud to be the first medtech company to offer two complementary robotic systems for surgeons looking to incorporate robotic assistance while performing a knee replacement," said Dr. Nitin Goyal, chief science, technology, and innovation officer at Zimmer Biomet, in the release. "TMINI addresses surgeon demand for an ergonomic, wireless, handheld robotic system and now, in addition to ROSA, underscores our dedication to empowering surgeons with more choices to make the right decision for each patient."

Zimmer Biomet expects the introduction of the customized Tmini system will hit select markets in the US during the second half of 2024.

Additionally, the company expanded its Rosa robotics portfolio earlier this year with its Rosa Shoulder system — the world’s first robotic surgery system for shoulder replacement. The portfolio also includes applications for total knee and total hip replacement.

About the Author(s)

Katie Hobbins

Managing Editor, MD+DI

Katie Hobbins is managing editor for MD+DI and joined the team in July 2022. She boasts multiple previous editorial roles in print and multimedia medical journalism, including dermatology, medical aesthetics, and pediatric medicine. She graduated from Cleveland State University in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and promotional communications. She enjoys yoga, hand embroidery, and anything DIY. You can reach her at [email protected].

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