History – Our Milestones at a Glance

Grown From Innovation, Expertise and the Desire to Advance Patients and Customers

RAUMEDIC’s roots lie within the REHAU Group. Since the company was founded in 1948, we have been developing sophisticated and technological products together with our customers.

During this time, we have learnt to recognise the real values. It is only through sustainable growth and an uncompromising quality philosophy towards customers and patients that winning results can be delivered on a permanent basis.

Upon our deconsolidation in 2004, we established RAUMEDIC as an independent medical-technology company. With a view to sustainable growth, we are proud of what we have achieved so far. Even in the future, we look forward to contributing on a daily basis to the eventual recovery of patients!

Milestones

  • 1948

    Founding of REHAU PLASTIKS GmbH (today REHAU AG + Co.)

    Founding of REHAU PLASTIKS in Rehau, Bavaria, Germany. Conventional materials replaced by polymers.

  • 1957

    First German heart operation

    First German heart operation with a heart-lung machine, led by Professor Bücherl in Göttingen using our tubing. At the time, the tubing was still produced by REHAUG AG itself.

  • 1971

    Registration of the RAUMEDIC® brand

  • 1978

    First automated injection moulding


    Development of the first noDOP formulations

    Development of the first noDOP receptors as a result of a research project with the German government and the BMFT – German Ministry for Research and Technology.


    Clean room production start (Medicon) in REHAU

  • 1979

    Introduction of polyurethane in catheter technology

  • 1982

    Material interaction between polymers and contact media are identified. Birth of RAUSORB with the first US patent.

  • 1996

    Acquisition of medical-technology plant in Zwönitz, Saxony


    Entry into microchip technology

  • 2001

    Installation of a quadruple micro extrusion plant

    Installation of a quadruple micro extrusion plant for extruding tubing with up to 4 layers in one tube and layer thickness of ≥ 0.005mm.

  • 2002

    First two-component injection moulding technology product: catheter couplings

  • 2004

    RAUMEDIC AG begins life on 1 July 2004

  • 2005

    Opening of a new plant in Helmbrechts

  • 2007

    World first microchip catheter to measure pressure, temperature and oxygen in brain tissue

    The catheter named RAUMEDIC Neurovent PTO (Pressure, Temperature, Oxygen) can be used for head trauma, for example.

  • 2009

    First CE certified AIMD (Active Implanted Medical Device) system

    With ReadP, a transdermal telemetry system, RAUMEDIC owns an absolute first: the first CE certified, active, fully implantable wireless medical product that can measure cranial pressure through the skin.

  • 2010

    CE certified drug delivery system

  • 2011

    Medica 2011

    Together with the Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes (Saarland University Medical Center), RAUMEDIC wins the Medica Excellence Award for the telemetry system.


    Admission of the RAUMEDIC ICP monitoring systems in the US through 510k

Brief Overview of Company History

  • 1948 – Founding of REHAU PLASTIKS GmbH (today REHAU AG + Co.)
  • 1957 – Tubing supplier for the first German heart operation
  • 1971 – Brand name RAUMEDIC
  • 1978 – First automation in the field of injection moulding
  • 1979 – Introduction of PUR in catheter technology
  • 1982 – Birth of RAUSORB
  • 1996 – Entry into microchip technology in Zwönitz
  • 2001 – 4 layer micro extrusion
  • 2004 – Spin-off of RAUMEDIC AG from REHAU AG + Co.
  • 2007 – "RAUMEDIC PTO" – first microchip catheter for measuring pressure, temperature and oxygen
  • 2009 – First CE certified AIMD system
  • 2011 – 510k approval for the RAUMEDIC ICP monitoring system