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Ulrich medical celebrates 40 years of spinal systems

Ulrich medical celebrates 40 years of spinal systems

 Ulm, September 2018. In 1978, ulrich medical was one of the first medical technology companies to introduce spinal implants in Germany in the form of the USIS rod-screw-system, which it developed and produced itself, thereby laying the foundation for a made-in-Germany success story now celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2018. Since then, the company has successfully marketed a total of 25 systems, which are used around the world in all areas of spinal surgery. As part of its anniversary celebrations, ulrich medical would like to acknowledge and thank its employees, customers and partners for their decisive contributions to the company’s success.

 “The fact that we have been successfully launching a series of innovative products for spinal surgery now spanning 40 years is a source of great pride for me,” as Christoph Ulrich, managing partner of ulrich medical, enthused. This not only reaffirms ulrich medical’s courage and pioneering spirit but also symbolizes the passion and drive with which the company – together with experts, doctors, customers and partners – has met the ever-growing challenges of a competitive market. “This anniversary is therefore a fitting occasion for me to say thank you. Thank you for your loyalty, your trust and your support. Thank you for your candid feedback, expertise and unflagging dedication to our shared success,” he adds.

 Success through innovation

Doctors and users worldwide trust the products of ulrich medical, based in Ulm, and value the company’s long-standing expertise in the field of implants for spinal surgery. The independent family business has always relied on close collaboration with doctors from various disciplines, which enables it to identify medical needs swiftly and to realise the potential of new ideas in a timely – and above all practical manner.

ulrich medical’s first self-manufactured USIS spinal implant launched in 1978 was just the first of a long line of successful products. ulrich medical’s obelisc, an infinitely expandable vertebral body replacement, for example, has been regarded as the world’s best-known and most successful vertebral body replacement implant for 14 years. Other significant products that are also developed and manufactured at the Ulm site include the neon3TM and cosmicMIATM rod-screw-systems and the uCentum™ universal system. The former is used to stabilize the cervical spine and now represents the third generation of this successful implant system thanks to the inclusion of further innovative product features. cosmicMIA is a rod-screw-system for the thoracic to sacral spine that is used for dynamic spinal stabilization. This product is also a next-generation successor to the original cosmic system. The hinge joints in the screws maintain some of the mobility and function of the affected spinal segment. It has therefore become as firmly established in the marketplace as the uCentum rod-screw-system, which only requires a basic set of instruments and can be used universally from the thoracic to the lumbosacral spine as well as in open and percutaneous applications.

 Made-in-Ulm quality

“All these achievements, which have benefited countless patients, are due in no small part to our engineers and their motivation to make the best even better. They consistently apply their entire wealth of experience and passion to new developments,” as Christoph Ulrich outlines, explaining ulrich medical’s recipe for success. Thanks to the use of advanced, leading edge technology and meticulous quality assurance, the spinal instruments and implants produced at the Ulm site embody the very highest standards. This has enabled ulrich medical to offer made-in-Germany quality at competitive global market prices, while also earning the company an established place among the world’s market leaders for spinal column systems.

Further information on the 40th anniversary of spinal systems can be found at: https://www.ulrichmedical.de/en/products/spinal-systems/vielen-dank/