History

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's foundation in 1948 we have been developing sophisticated products in collaboration with our customers.

During that period of time we have learnt to recognize the real values. It is only through sustainable growth and an uncompromising quality philosophy towards customers and patients that consistently convincing results can be achieved.

Upon our spin-off in 2004, we established RAUMEDIC as an independent medical-technology company. With a view to sustainable growth, we can be proud of what we have achieved so far. We will always feel a great pleasure, when our achievements contribute to the recovery of patients' health, each and every day!

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

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

1948

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First German heart operation

In the first German heart operation with a heart-lung machine under the direction of professor Bücherl in Göttingen, our tubing was applied, which was then still produced by the REHAU AG.

1957

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Registration of the RAUMEDIC® brand

1971

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First automated injection molding


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.


Beginning of clean room production (Medicon) in REHAU

1978

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Introduction of polyurethane in catheter technology

1979

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Material interaction between polymers and contact media are identified.

Launch of RAUSORB with the first US patent.

1982

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Acquisition of the medical-technology plant in Zwönitz, Saxony

Entry into microchip technology

1996

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Installation of a quadruple micro extrusion facility

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

2001

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First two-component injection molding technology product:

catheter couplings

2002

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Launch of the RAUMEDIC AG

on 1 July 2004

2004

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Opening of a new plant in Helmbrechts

2005

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The first microchip catheter in the world to measure pressure, temperature and oxygen in brain tissue

The catheter named RAUMEDIC Neurovent-PTO (Pressure, Temperature, Oxygen) can be used in the case of a cranio-cerebral injury, for example.

2007

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First CE certified AIMD (Active Implanted Medical Device) system

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

2009

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CE certified drug delivery system

2010

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Medica 2011

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


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

2011

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FDA Approval

FDA approval from NEUROVENT-PTO in the USA

2013

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Expansion TERBIUM

Expansion of production and office areas in Helmbrechts

2014

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New US Headquarters

Production start of the new high-tech development and production center in Mills River, North Carolina.

2016

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30.04 2016

Become Part of the Success

We have reached our milestones, because qualified employees have implemented the innovations. If you would like to play a role in RAUMEDIC's future development, why not begin a career with us now.

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