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quality management for medical products
Market leader in the field of implant systems for the head, hands and feet, as well as in computer-assisted surgery in orthopaedics.
Areas of activity
Research, development and production for Stryker worldwide:
- navigation systems for computer-assisted surgery
- implant systems for craniomaxillofacial surgery and for hand & foot surgery
- patient-specific cranial implants
- bioresorbable implant systems
- surgical instruments
- Industrial mechanics
- Tool mechanics
- Focus on surgical instruments
- Production mechanics
- IT specialists, system integration
Used annually to heal broken bones:
- more than 5 million of the smallest of bone screws, produced in Freiburg
- more than 800,000 of the smallest of plates, produced in Freiburg and Stetten
- more than 70,000 surgical instruments, produced in Stetten
Working amidst nature, science and technology
“Work where others go for holidays” is often heard about Freiburg. And it is true that this town with a population of 200,000 and its proximity to the Black Forest, as well as its shopping facilities and cuisine, offers a quality of life that is hard to beat. But that is by no means all it has to offer. Because Freiburg is also at the centre of European medical technology: numerous companies are active in the sector here as producers and suppliers offering first-class products and services. Respected clinics, universities and research associations in the life sciences characterise the intellectual atmosphere here and are ideal partners for continuously expanding and improving the treatments given to patients. And a well-educated workforce ensures a good supply of highly qualified and motivated personal at all levels.
Translating tradition for the future
It is no accident that Stryker’s Freiburg and Stetten (in Mühlheim) sites are active in implant and navigation systems in particular. Both fields of activity have a long and innovative tradition here. In Freiburg, F. L. Fischer has been producing surgical instruments since 1866 and, in 1949, it started marketing the world’s first stereotactic surgical frames for highly precise coordinate-based interventions. In Stetten, from 1951 onwards, Oswald Leibinger initially produced standard operating instruments and, in the mid-1980s, specialised in titanium implants for oral and maxillofacial surgery (CMF). The two companies merged to form Leibinger GmbH in 1992, which was taken over first by Pfizer and finally, in 1998, by the Stryker Group and renamed Stryker Leibinger GmbH & Co. KG. Stryker remained true to the company’s roots whilst aligning it for the future: the CMF and traumatology product ranges follow the founders’ traditions and build upon their experience and high quality standards. The two sites actively shape the medicine of the future with the newly founded Micro-implant & Resorbable Solutions Department, the Robotics Department, and the growth field of Surgical Navigation.