True to our slogan "Surgical Innovation is our Passion" we have set new benchmarks in many fields. One example is distractors which enable guided bone growth for regeneration and the healing of serious injuries and deformations. The innovative SonicWeld Rx® ultrasonic procedure and resorbable implants eliminate the need for a second operation and reduce stress on the patient. Or the holistic Individual Patient Solutions, which bring the virtual work flow into clinical reality and enable customized implants for patients. In the field of electrosurgery and laser surgery we have made a particular mark with the maXium® electrosurgical device, re-usable systems for vascular sealing and the Limax® laser for metastasis surgery.
We have been conducting research into resorbable implant materials since 1993. In 2000 the Resorb x® product range was introduced, the first resorbable implants available on the market. We have steadily developed from a medical technology company primarily involved in metal-working to experts in a wide range of materials. Now our primary field is research and development, both with traditional materials such as titanium and steel, and also with resorbable and non-resorbable polymers and polymer compounds.
The point of view must be changed in order to find a new access. This thought is the basis of our search for new technology and innovation. Every day. And this is exactly why we have taken a leading position in many areas of medical technology.
Such as oral and maxillofacial surgery. With the SonicWeld Rx® process. It is setting new standards in osteosynthesis. The welding process supported by ultrasonic technology anchors the resorbable material deep inside the bone structure, resulting in three-dimensional primary stability on an unprecedented scale. This process was originally used in the woodworking industry. The ultrasonic device is used to bond to layers of wood with thermoplastic pins. The pins replace screws and nails.
Our production capacities extend from traditional metal-working processes such as milling and turning to coating technology, surface machining and new shaping processes such as injection molding and additive manufacturing. And we can do all this under clean room conditions if necessary.
The development of software has become a core competency in our company. In the field of electromedicine we combine highly specialized engineering expertise in the general field of electrosurgery and laser surgery. We have a team of highly qualified IT, electronic and laser physics engineers and we invest an above-average proportion of our budget in research and development.
We have developed new software solutions with Individual Patient Solutions (IPS®) for the field of implants. Customized implants are required quickly and must be ready within a few days. Moreover, it is necessary to get many different people in the hospital and at KLS Martin involved in the preparation of a customized implant. To this end we have developed the IPS Gate® digital communications platform. All persons involved in the designing, ordering and shipping of a customized implant can work together using this platform. The implant is prepared quickly and efficiently, which means that the patient is treated faster. In addition, the IPS CaseDesigner® program allows the surgeon to practice the operation on the computer before the actual procedure on the patient. This enables any difficulties to be identified before surgery, which will improve the probability of the success of the operation and also improve patient safety.
Typically, our products are developed in close collaboration with medical experts from all over the world. Our joint interest is to develop simpler, faster, better and more patient-friendly techniques.
A good example for such a successful collaboration between medical specialists and KLS Martin is our close cooperation with the S.O.R.G. (Strasbourg Osteosynthesis Research Group). The group was founded in 1988 by several leading specialists with the goal to establish the mini-plate osteosynthesis as the worldwide golden standard. This goal has been reached in cooperation with KLS Martin as the industrial partner. The group is now dealing with other path-breaking issues, thus continuing to make important contributions to the progress of medicine.
We have implemented a total quality management system certified according to DIN EN ISO 13485, DIN EN ISO 9001 and the European legislation concerning medical devices. Of course, relevant national regulations have been taken into account as well - such as the requirements issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the Canadian legislation.
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For our environment. For our future. For a world worth living in.
With GoGreen we are setting a sign: for sustainable products in medical technology that protect our environment. Most of our products are designed for reusability and years of use. This way, resources are spared and volume of waste is reduced.
We use environmentally friendly and recyclable materials for our production and we monitor energy and water consumption. In our largest production facility,a heat recovery system ensures efficient energy consumption. On the roof of the building, a photo voltaic system produces renewable energy.
This is how we take care of our responsibility for the future. We consider it our duty to preserve natural resources for future generations. Therefore, we treat existing resources with care and act responsibly. Environmental protection concerns all of us.
The GoGreen product range is an excellent example of our commitment. With these products, we not only contribute sustainably to climate protection, we also make the world a little bit more liveable. Every day.