In 1954, Reinhard Straumann founded the Dr. Ing. R. Straumann Research Institute AG. Until 1970, the company specialized in materials testing and alloys for timing instruments. Four years later, Straumann presented its first dental implants, including the world’s first one-stage implant.
By 1990, Straumann was a leading manufacturer of osteosynthesis implants. A management buyout of the osteosynthesis division in 1990 – leading to the creation of a separate company now known as Synthes – marked the beginning of Straumann as it is known today.
In 1998, Straumann Holding AG became publicly traded on the Swiss Exchange. The year 2000 saw the opening of the production site in Villeret and the Technology Center in Waldenburg. In 2004 Straumann moved to its new global headquarters in Basel.
Straumann invests in MegaGen, South Korea's fast-growing dental implant company, to drive expansion in value implant segment in Asia/Pacific.
Straumann and botiss announced their collaboration to provide complete oral tissue regeneration solutions to dental professionals worldwide.
Exceptional esthetic properties with a translucent ivory color like natural tooth roots: The Straumann PURE ceramic implant has a specially-developed ZLA® surface to enhance and shorten the healing process and to provide highly predictable osseointegration. Its manufacture involves several innovations including a test procedure to assure the stability of every implant.
After the Group’s first step outside the premium segment was taken in 2012 when it acquired 49% of Brazilian market leader Neodent, Straumann advanced its strategy to become a global leader also in the ‘value’ segment of the tooth-replacement market through investing in Medentika in Germany, a rapidly-expanding provider of cost-effective implants and prosthetics for multiple implant systems, and Createch Medical in Spain, a specialist in high-end CADCAM prosthetics for multiple implant systems. Also in 2013, Neodent products were introduced in Spain.
1 Straumann® SLActive Scientific Evidence, Fifth Edition, 2010.
2 Scacchi M. et al, The development of the ITI DENTAL IMPLANT SYSTEM. Part 2: 1998-2000: Steps into the next millennium. Clin Oral Implants Res 2000; 11:22-32
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