Maquet and Aesculap Announce Sales Partnership in the Field of OR Integration

Maquet and Aesculap Announce Sales Partnership in the Field of OR Integration

  PR Newswire

  RASTATT, Germany, January 25, 2013

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 Global Marketing.

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 €4.6 billion.

For more information, visit .

Aesculap AG

MAQUET GmbH SURGICAL WORKPLACES Kehler Straße 31 76437 Rastatt, Germany
Contact: Jehona Kelmendi Telefon: +49(0)7222-932-420 Aesculap AG Am Aesculap-Platz 78532 Tuttlingen,

Contact: Felicitas Janßen Telefon: +49(0)7461-95-1082
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