Blue Ash-based Ethicon Endo-Surgery (EES), a global leader in the development of innovative medical devices for minimally invasive and open surgical procedures, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire SterilMed, a leader in the reprocessing and remanufacturing of medical devices in the United States. Financial terms of the agreement are not being disclosed.

According to a company press release, the acquisition broadens EES’ portfolio and enables expansion in a rapidly growing market segment, while also bringing added scale, scope and experience to an already successful SterilMed team.