GmbH Department of Research Established With Opening of New Research Laboratories
The GmbH Department of Research has been established in collaboration with a team of Arthrex scientists, engineers, and others from varying teams such as facilities, finance, and marketing within the new Arthrex GmbH Munich headquarters.
"The purpose is to provide timely scientific evidence of innovative technologies and novel approaches to surgical treatments, that will help surgeons treat their patients better,” shared Arthrex President and Founder Reinhold Schmieding.
Stefan Krupp, Managing Director of Arthrex GmbH, added “surgeons from the Eastern Hemisphere now have the opportunity to engage in high-impact research within Arthrex. Arthrex has invested in technology and staff to further our commitment as the number one innovative orthopaedic company in the world. Vision is good – Execution is better.”
The Department of Research has been developed to provide the latest scientific technologies to EMEA. Coen Wijdicks, Arthrex Director of Research, shared that “the research laboratories were built in record time and include advanced technologies such as two Instron ElectroPuls E10k dynamic and static testing machines. These versatile machines are identical to those that reside within the research laboratories in Naples, FL and therefore, positions Arthrex toward global research excellence."
Additional technologies include a Stratasys 3D Printer that provides a conduit for collaborative design and rapid prototyping in various materials. A GOM optical measuring system completes the testing portfolio and provides advanced 3D displacement and deformation. Additional technologies will be acquired as requirements and opportunities arise.
Additionally, culture via design has been supported by Daniel Schmieding, Director of Strategic Development. Daniel states that “through simple design changes we have been able to implement a culture of research excellence. Specifically, we have included in the research café an area for current white papers, and built a research library to facilitate collaborative communication with our visiting surgeons.” These subtle, yet significant additions are what make Arthrex.