Address: Kapellenstraße 12, 85622 Feldkirchen, CHLB Đức
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Brainlab develops, manufactures and markets software-driven medical technology that enables procedures that are more precise, less invasive, and therefore less expensive than traditional treatments.
Among the core products are image-guided systems that provide highly accurate real-time information used for navigation during surgical procedures. This utility has been further expanded to serve as a computer terminal for physicians to more effectively access and interpret diagnostic scans and other digital medical information for better informed decisions. Brainlab solutions allow expansion from a single system to operating suites to digitally integrated hospitals covering all subspecialties from neurosurgery, orthopedics, ENT, CMF to spine & trauma and oncology.
With more than 5,000 systems installed in over 80 countries, Brainlab is a market leader in image-guided technology. The privately held Brainlab group, founded in 1989, is headquartered in Munich, Germany, and today employs around 950 people in 16 offices across Europe, Asia, Australia, North and South America.
Globalization begins from inside. Since Brainlab employs people from over 30 countries, speaking as many different languages, the official language at Brainlab is English. About 600 employees work in the Munich headquarters, including the 240 R&D engineers who form a major part of the product development team.
Employees are focused and dynamic, and together create an innovative and inspiring environment characterized by democratic processes. Important product development decisions are made as the result of an on-going interdisciplinary exchange involving software and hardware engineers, clinical application specialists, technicians and marketing professionals
At Brainlab, we are dedicated first and foremost to people. To that end, we focus on the development of high technology products that help forge a global medical standard and advance health care.
Our goals are unswerving—to provide the best possible technology to benefit patients worldwide, and to develop the highest quality products and services to satisfy the needs and exceed the expectations of our customers. To achieve this, we have assembled an organization of professionals who believe that the pursuit of excellence has no finish line.
Stefan Vilsmeier, CEO
Brainlab has developed a navigation system for the human body. With this technology, target volumes of brain tumors, for example, can be localized with great accuracy to either attack the tumor with high-precision radiation or to remove it with minimally invasive surgery. In addition, the navigation system already supports precise placement of screws in the spine and now provides total hip and knee replacement navigation.
Common treatment options for brain tumors or arteriovenous malformations are open craniotomy with or without complementary radiotherapy. However, functional disorders are often located in areas of the brain that are difficult for the neurosurgeon to access. In cases where common treatment options cannot be employed or can only be employed with considerable risk for the patient, Brainlab systems for minimally invasive neurosurgery and radiosurgery offer new possibilities.
For some indications, radiosurgery represents an alternative treatment method for brain tumor patients who cannot undergo conventional neurosurgery for clinical reasons. This treatment is non-invasive and does not require anesthesia.
The patient is usually able to return home the same day. Since radiosurgery can be applied on an outpatient basis, costs are reduced considerably, and a patient’s quality of life is improved. Even tumors in other parts of the body can now be successfully treated with the high-precision radiosurgery system Novalis® Tx from Brainlab and Varian.
Brainlab offers integrated solutions that bring medical centers to a new level of integration and patient care by providing the infrastructure and support for the most effective access and management of digital medical information. By enabling physicians to effectively select and analyze critical information when it is needed most, Brainlab solutions help to enhance decision-making, for better treatment outcomes.
Brainlab offers a flexible and holistic integrated medical building block system for hospitals that comprises image-guided technology for surgery, radiotherapy and drug delivery. A comprehensive portfolio of innovative and ergonomic solutions caters to each hospital’s clinical, technical and economic requirements.
BRAINLAB AT A GLANCE
1989 Founding of Brainlab in Munich Core business: medical software solutions for Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, ENT and Radiosurgery More than 5.000 systems installed worldwide 950 employees; approx. 600 at the Munich headquarters 240 R&D engineers 190 service engineers
(All dates and figures as of Q4/2010)
16 offices worldwide Headquarters and production: Feldkirchen (by Munich) Other international offices: Paris, Madrid, London, Milan, Sao Paulo, Chicago, Sydney, Dubai, New Delhi, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong and Beijing