Maquet and Aesculap Announce Sales Partnership in the Field of OR Integration
RASTATT, Germany, January 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
Today, Maquet Surgical Workplaces and Aesculap announced their sales partnership. The
two companies will make use of their expertise to jointly offer comprehensive OR
integration solutions for endoscopy.
In today’s complex ORs, surgical teams work with equipment from a wide variety of
manufacturers, all of which need to be independently controlled and operated. Maquet has
offered solutions for OR integration since 2006. From cameras and monitors to OR tables
and lighting systems, Tegris OR integration allows surgical staff to operate virtually any
element in the OR.
With Tegris, Maquet fully meets the requirements of state-of-the-art
cross-disciplinary OR integration, while maintaining manufacturer independence in terms of
OR equipment, as demonstrated by the integration of Aesculap endoscopy devices. With this
development, Maquet is further expanding its position in the field of OR integration and
demonstrating its openness to working with various manufacturers.
“The collaboration with Aesculap is yet another step toward the goal of centrally
controlling all systems in the OR. This cooperation will enable customers to control all
of the significant parameters for Aesculap endoscopic devices from the TEGRIS central
control unit – without having to make any alterations to the devices,” explains Markus
Medart, President of Surgical Workplaces for Maquet GmbH.
The constant dialog with practitioners and clinical partners allows Aesculap to design
and create instruments and devices for all surgical disciplines. The essential focus is
not on what is possible technologically, but on what makes sense medically. Aesculap
provides comprehensive product solutions for laparoscopic visceral surgery, gynaecology,
urology and neuroendoscopy. Other surgical fields like arthroscopy and thoracoscopy are
served as well. In addition to surgical instruments, trocars and ligation solutions, the
product range also covers the endoscopic equipment including the visual system such as
cameras, light sources and endoscopes.
“Sensible developments for us mean products that function in such a way that they
decisively and positively influence the course of a surgical procedure, while not losing
sight of economic considerations. This is further emphasized by the modern and intelligent
interface for a Tegris OR integration and means that Aesculap technology can now also be
used in the OR of the future,” explains Hans-Peter Welsch, Senior Vice President, Aesculap
The performance range resulting from the collaboration with Aesculap will be
introduced for the first time at the Arab Health fair, from 28-31 January 2013, in Dubai.
The Maquet booth in SAEED Hall 2, Stand D30, will present the very first device prototypes
that are connected to the TEGRIS system and can be controlled by it.
MAQUET, a trusted partner for hospitals and physicians for over 175 years, is the
global leader in providing medical systems that meet the highest needs of even the most
medically challenging procedures, while exceeding the expectations of the hospital teams
responsible for patient care. MAQUET designs, develops and distributes innovative therapy
solutions and infrastructure capabilities for highly sensitive areas within the hospital,
including the operating room (OR), hybrid OR/cath lab and intensive care unit (ICU) as
well as intra-hospital and inter-hospital patient transport.
Headquartered in Rastatt, Germany, MAQUET is the largest subsidiary of the publicly
listed Getinge Group of Sweden. MAQUET generated nearly 1.4 billion Euros in 2011,
representing more than half of the Getinge Group’s annual revenue of 2.4 billion Euros.
MAQUET has 6,000 employees in 50 international sales and service organizations, as well as
a network of more than 280 sales representatives. For more information please visit
MAQUET – The Gold Standard
The Aesculap name has been synonymous with quality and reliability for more than 145
years. Aesculap represents a varied spectrum that intelligently and economically combines
high-quality products with process-oriented services. In addition to a broad range of
surgical instruments and endoscopic systems, the company also manufactures high-quality
suture material, implants, sterile containers as well as developing innovative procedures
in the field of biotechnology. Since its foundation, Aesculap has continued to set
standards in surgery and advance medicine through innovation.
Aesculap has been a division of B. Braun Melsungen AG for more than 35 years. B. Braun
provides the global healthcare market with products for anesthesia, intensive care,
cardiology, extracorporeal blood treatment and surgery, as well as offering services to
hospitals, resident physicians and the homecare sector. Around 44,000 people work for B.
Braun in more than 50 countries. In 2011, the company generated revenues of approximately
For more information, visit http://www.aesculap.de.
MAQUET GmbH SURGICAL WORKPLACES Kehler Strasse 31 76437 Rastatt, Germany Contact: Jehona Kelmendi Telefon: +49(0)7222-932-420 firstname.lastname@example.org Aesculap AG Am Aesculap-Platz 78532 Tuttlingen, Germany Contact: Felicitas Janssen Telefon: +49(0)7461-95-1082 email@example.com
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