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!
Founding of REHAU PLASTIKS GmbH (today REHAU AG + Co.)
Founding of REHAU PLASTIKS in Rehau, Bavaria, Germany. Conventional materials are replaced by polymers.
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.
Registration of the RAUMEDIC® brand
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
Introduction of polyurethane in catheter technology
Material interaction between polymers and contact media are identified.
Launch of RAUSORB with the first US patent.
Acquisition of the medical-technology plant in Zwönitz, Saxony
Entry into microchip technology
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.
First two-component injection molding technology product:
Launch of the RAUMEDIC AG
on 1 July 2004
Opening of a new plant in Helmbrechts
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.
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.
CE certified drug delivery system
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
FDA approval from NEUROVENT-PTO in the USA
Expansion of production and office areas in Helmbrechts
New US Headquarters
Production start of the new high-tech development and production center in Mills River, North Carolina.
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.