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Formation of the company

Formation of the company

In the early 90s, Christoph Miethke had the ambitious goal to develop an innovative hydrocephalus valve. Therefore, he applied for official development finance from the Ministry of Development and Technology. In June of 1992 he got the allocation and founded his company in Innovationspark Wuhlheide, Berlin. His Partners were Prof. Dr. Klaus Affeld and Prof. Dr. Dietmar Lerche. That was the beginning of an intensive time of research and development for the first team of one more engineer and two students.

Pre-production series

Pre-production series

The first results of the pre-production series are very promising.

The engineers are not only creating innovative drawings. They develop the new company logo in the same way they do it with hydrocephalus valves: with technical drawings...

 

 

Presenting the first product

Presenting the first product

After two years of intensive developing, producing and testing, the first product called DUALSWITCH-VALVE is presented at the Medica in Düsseldorf, Germany.

1st implantation of DSV

1st implantation of DSV

The DUALSWITCH-VALVE is successfully implanted by Dr. Christian Sprung, Neurosurgical Department, Charité, Berlin, Germany.

The company moves to "Innovations- und Gründerzentrum Adlershof", Berlin.

Certification of QMS

Certification of QMS

Hard work pays off: after getting the certification marks ISO 9001, DIN EN 46001 and the approvement according to the European medical product law 93/42 EWG in April, the first products are sold successfully.

Approval for ventricular catheter

Approval for ventricular catheter

With the approval for the new ventricular catheter as a class III product, the company can fullfil its product range. From now, a patient can be treated completely with Miethke products.

Presentation of the paediGAV

Presentation of the paediGAV

The first hydrostatic pediatric valve paediGAV is presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN) in Marseille.

 

 

Innovation prize Berlin-Brandenburg

Innovation prize Berlin-Brandenburg

Christoph Miethke GmbH & Co. KG is awarded with the Innovation prize Berlin-Brandenburg for the development of DSV.

In the same year the new sales and distribution partner B.BRAUN Aesculap AG & Co. KG, Tuttlingen, Germany assumes control over world-wide marketing and distribution for the company Miethke.

Besides these events, the moving to Europarc Dreilinden is just secondary matter.

1st automatic lathe

1st automatic lathe

In winter 2001 we buy the first automatic lathe. It is welcome with great pleasure and awe by the production team.

 

 

10 years Miethke

10 years Miethke

In time for the 10th anniversary of the company, the GAV is launched into the European market. On the side, the company starts the development of a completely new valve concept for the first adjustable hydrocephalus valve proGAV.

10 years Miethke is something that just has to be celebrated. We always do it with sports, especially with socker. Employees, friends and partners compete against each other in eight teams. Nobody remembers the winner, today.

Move into the Garde Ulanen casern in Potsdam & approval for proGAV

Move into the Garde Ulanen casern in Potsdam & approval for proGAV

The first adjustable hydrocephalus valve gets the approval: proGAV.

The government of the federal state Brandenburg visits the company. The Prime Minister of Brandenburg, Matthias Platzeck, provides himself with information about medical technology, a growing industry. 

Third company relocation: Christoph Miethke GmbH & Co. KG is now located in Ulanenweg 2, Potsdam, Germany.

proGAV Symposium

proGAV Symposium

After the approval vom proGAV, the 1st proGAV symposium takes place in Potsdam. Neurosurgeons exchanges their first intensive experiences about the new hydrocephalus valve.

Innovation prize for proSA

Innovation prize for proSA

The latest development proSA is in the focus of interest:

Christoph Miethke GmbH & Co. KG receives a special recognition for its new innovative product proSA by the Chamber of Industry and Commence of Potsdam. Shortly after that, we get the Innovation Award Berlin-Brandenburg for the 2nd time - also for proSA.


1st implantation of proSA

1st implantation of proSA

World´s first implantation of the new proSA (the adjustable gravitational unit) by Prof. Dr. Uwe Kehler in the Asklepios clinic Altona in Hamburg, Germany.

Hydrocephalus Forum for Pediatrics

Hydrocephalus Forum for Pediatrics

After six successful years hydrocephalus forum, we implement the first hydrocephalus forum for pediatric neurosurgeons.

 

 

20 years Miethke

20 years Miethke

2012 is the year of our 20th company anniversary. For us this is an appropriate opportunity to have a review, which shows that the list of people we have to thank for their support is long. Therefore is the heart of gratitude the trust, assistance and the cooperation in a project that hopefully will be far from its end. Thank you.

Market launch of Thomale Guide

Market launch of Thomale Guide

The Thomale Guide - our most recent development, is a simple device used in combination with an associated iPhone App (approved medical product) which allows for accurate and correct ventricular catheter placement. In future, the use of expensive navigation in very simple cases or the risk of incorrect freehanded catheter placements can be avoided.

proGAV 2.0

proGAV 2.0

The proGAV 2.0 valve represents a technically advanced version of the current proGAV valve, a product that has seen widespread use throughout the world over the last 10 years. From the beginning, we have worked with patients, doctors, distribution partners and critics to confidently deliver a superior product. 

The proGAV 2.0 like its predecessor, is a posture-dependent valve, primarily providing reliable protection to prevent over-drainage complications. It consists of an adjustable differential pressure unit and a gravitational unit.The proGAV 2.0combines improved and innovative new features:

Sensor Reservoir

Sensor Reservoir

The Miethke SENSOR RESERVOIR is the first long-term implantable measuring cell on the market for the measurement of pressure within a shunt system.

The sensor is integrated into the reservoir drainage system and transmits pressure values non-invasively using telemetric methods.

For the first time, the pressure in a shunt can be measured and used to evaluate and determine optimal treatment care for patients.

The data can also be stored on an SD Card and transferred to another software for more intensive analysis.

Neuer Produktionsstandort

Neuer Produktionsstandort

We needed more space and now it is there:

In June 2016, we moved our cutting-edge Manufacturing, Quality Management, Supply Chain Management and a portion of our clean room team to our new production facility; - also known historically as „Riding Hall“ or the „Red Barracks“

We are pleased to share that the former riding hall and 2nd and 4th Guards Field Artillery Regiment of the Red Barracks. Has recently been remodeled and will now serve as additional Miethke office and production site.