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B. Braun Melsungen celebrates Aesculap anniversary

150 Years Aesculap Products – Innovation thinking ahead

Melsungen. Tuttlingen. Aesculap is a reliable partner for all treatment concepts in surgery, orthopedics and interventional vascular medicine. This year, B. Braun Melsungen AG is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its world-renowned surgical division.

Who would have thought in 1867 that people who had previously been unable to walk would regain their mobility thanks to artificial joints? That with the help of high-precision micro instruments, virtuoso clips could be placed inside the human brain to prevent life-threatening bleeding there? That doctors would be able to operate three-dimensionally in their patients' bodies with the aid of ultra-modern cameras? Or that surgeons would be able to navigate through the anatomy of their patients in a computer-assisted manner?

The history of surgery is a history of positive border crossing. For 150 years, Aesculap has been pushing forward the dynamics of this acquisition of knowledge with its innovative solutions.

In 1867 the blade smith Gottfried Jetter founded a small workshop for surgical instruments. By doing so, he laid the foundation for today's Aesculap products and the reputation of Tuttlingen as the "world capital of medical technology." Since 1976, Aesculap belongs to the B. Braun Group and is thus part of a family-run group with 58,000 employees in more than 60 countries. Its expertise flows into over 5,000 products as well as complementary services and consulting services. With this portfolio, B. Braun is a competent system provider which develops pioneering solutions for health in close consultation with customers.

Dr. Joachim Schulz, Chairman of Aesculap AG’s Management Board, comments on the anniversary year: “Who would have thought...? In the anniversary year, this question represents our lasting desire to rethink the limits of what surgery can achieve. So that tomorrow's patients benefit from what seems to us as visionary today. Digitalization, telemedicine, robot-supported surgery, minimization - there is still so much potential to discover and to use. A look back at product developments in our history that were significant for medical progress confirms our optimism for the future. As part of the B. Braun Group, our vision is to improve people's health all over the world. That's why we engage in a vibrant dialog with medical experts, hospital managers and healthcare policy representatives. This vision and this dialog are big motivations for next 150 years.”

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