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SIGNUS and eCential Robotics announce long-term partnership offering an optimized solution combining navigation, robotics and implant systems for spine surgeries

Gières (Grenoble), France, and Alzenau, Germany, September, 28 2021 – eCential Robotics, a French growth company that designs, manufactures, and markets the first unified 2D/3D robotic imaging and surgical navigation system for bone surgery indications, and SIGNUS, an international and family-run company based in Germany that has been the experienced specialist for comprehensive solutions in the surgical spine care sector for more than 25 years, today announced their long-term partnership in order to offer a common optimized solution combining navigation, robotics and implant systems that is easy to use, accurate for spine surgeons, and for the best patient benefit.

First cooperation to combine innovative technologies and strengths
After an intensive exchange starting in 2020 eCential Robotics and SIGNUS have concluded an agreement to associate their technologies for spine surgeries. This first partnership conjugates both strengths:

eCential Robotics’ platform: As the only available solution that is fully unified, the eCential Robotics platform unifies in its core design intraoperative 2D/3D imaging, navigation and robotics. The eCential Robotics platform is also an open solution, meaning that it can be used with any manufacturer’s implants, and cater to different surgeons’ preferences. Built around a range of applications (“Apps”) currently dedicated to spine surgery, the platform will in the future be used for multiple bone surgery indications.

An expanded SIGNUS portfolio: The German company offers a comprehensive product range from cervical spine to sacroiliac joints and with this cooperation welcomes a navigation system in its portfolio. DIPLOMAT® will be the first product to be navigable. The SIGNUS pedicle screw system is a safe, modular and economical fixation system for all interventions on spine.

Bring to spine surgeons and patients the benefits of the latest advances in navigation, robotics and implants
The navigation will make it possible to fully exploit the specific characteristics of SIGNUS’ pedicle screw system, and then offer an optimization of the implantation proposed to the patient.

“By enabling eCential Robotics’ platform to navigate SIGNUS implants and then use our robotic arm, we will optimize and add value to our unified and universal solution for the benefit of surgeons and patients. This first cooperation with a German company provides eCential Robotics with access to complementary technologies and allows to consolidate our German and European footprint and then expand worldwide”, said Laurence Chabanas, eCential Robotics Managing Director.

“Setting new standards in spinal surgery is our great passion”, says Uwe Siedler, Founder and Managing Director of SIGNUS. With a partnership like this, SIGNUS’ mission to shape the future treatment of spinal disorders and to setting new benchmarks in spinal surgery is pursued.

About SIGNUS – the Sign for Spine: Passionate! Dynamic! Worldwide!
Founded in 1994 in Germany's Lower Franconian city of Alzenau by Susanne and Uwe Siedler, our family-owned company currently has staff of approx. 80 at sites in Germany and Australia. SIGNUS offers the comprehensive product range of cervical spine to SIG sacroiliac joints, which are predominately manufactured at the nearby production site of ProCon Medizintechnik. In addition to Europe (CE) and the USA (FDA), we sell our certified implants throughout the world on every continent. Target-oriented further development of the products in connection with the continuous exchange with the users as well as international further education and hospitalisation programs make SIGNUS a reliable global partner.
The entire SIGNUS Portfolio with detailed information and descriptions are available for you online at
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About eCential Robotics
eCential Robotics is a Grenoble-based company specialized in surgical robotics. It develops and markets a unique system unifying 2D/3D robotic imaging and real-time navigation. With 60 patents and 6 trademarks, it is pursuing a disruptive innovation strategy and offers orthopedic and neurosurgeons easy-to-use, cutting-edge technology to visualize their operations, particularly for minimally invasive surgery. The eCential Robotics platform is a universal system that is open to all implants.
Winner of the Bpifrance Global Innovation Challenge in 2018, the company designs and produces all its equipment in Grenoble, France.
For more information, please visit and follow us on LinkedIn (eCential Robotics) and Twitter (@ecentialrobot).