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Norwood Medical 

Norwood Medical, a premier full-service provider of advanced outsourced medical manufacturing solutions in three key markets: minimally-invasive surgery, orthopaedics and robotic-assisted surgery. Heraeus also announced that Norwood Medical will continue to operate as a standalone business and retain its company name and management team. 

Based in Dayton, Ohio with over 1,100 employees, Norwood Medical brings highly complementary capabilities to the Heraeus medical technology portfolio of businesses, which include contract manufacturing of medical components and devices, the specialized production of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) for life-saving drugs and treatments, and the developer and manufacturer of PALACOS, the world’s leading brand of bone cement for orthopaedic joint replacement surgeries. Heraeus had announced the acquisition of Norwood in December 2021. 

Norwood Medical was actually founded as a tool and die manufacturing operation in 1927. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the company evolved into component manufacturing, and medical component manufacturing and assembly become its sole focus by the early 2000s. Today, Norwood Medical provides the medical device industry’s largest and best-known companies with a full range of specialized, precision manufacturing and secondary processing and assembly. Utilizing robotics and automation at its 650,000 square-foot facilities in Dayton, Norwood manufactures high-precision components for three critical treatment areas: 

Minimally invasive surgical (MIS) instruments: Norwood is the preferred partner of choice by leading medical device OEMs for MIS technology, including cutting and stapling systems, clip appliers and cutting and cauterizing solutions. 

Robotic-assisted surgery (RAS): Norwood produces complex instruments and components for RAS systems that use mechanically controlled operating arms and high-definition cameras that assist the surgeon. 

Orthopaedics: Norwood manufactures and assembles medical devices used for a variety of orthopaedic procedures, including arthroscopic surgery, spinal, trauma, joint reconstruction and sports medicine. 

We welcome the challenges that come with producing the most complex products. Throughout our history, our willingness to embrace complexity has produced a culture of innovation. 


Jim KircherPresident Norwood Medical
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