A Chronicle of Development

Since 1981 we have manufactured total joint systems, implants and instruments of state of the art materials according to the strictest quality standards. Our inventions have made history, for example the modular revision prosthesis MRP-TITAN. Our record of success has won us the trust of our customers.

History

1981 15. December: foundation of company by Mr Peter Brehm
1982 First development and market introduction of high-strength titanium alloy TiAl5Fe2.5 for implants with the Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffe und Technologie der Metalle (chair for materials and technology of metals) of Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (Author: Prof. Dr. Zwicker)
1983 First cooperation with the medical-technology sector with the trauma surgery department of Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (Author: Professor Dr. med. H. Beck)

Market introduction of cementless hip prosthesis Model Erlangen made of titanium

Employment of the first members of staff
1984 Development of cementless titanium abduction cup Model Erlangen from Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (Professor Dr. med. H. Beck)
1985 Development of cementless cup system dysplasia revision titanium ring together with Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (Author: Professor Dr. med. H. Beck)
1986 First company and product presentation at the Hannover fair
1987 Development of Wirbelsäulenfixakteur Intern (internal spine fixator) made of titanium in conjunction with Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (Author: Professor Dr. med. H. Beck)
1988 Development and introduction of cementless, elastic anisotrop cup system vector in conjunction with University Würzburg and the clinic Rummelsberg (Authors: Professor Dr. Ing. R. Thull, Professor Dr. med. G. Zeiler) promoted by the Bavarian Ministry of State for economy, infrastructure, traffic and technology
1989 Awarding of "Adalbert-Seifriz-Preis", a prize granted by the Minister-President of Baden-Würtemberg, Lothar Späth, for the development of the MC Diehl knee joint, together with the Knappschaftskrankenhaus Püttlingen (Author: Professor Dr. med. K. Diehl)

First contacts to foreign markets

Development of modular revision cup "Erlanger support plate" (Author: Professor Dr. med. H. Beck)
1990 Completion of new office, manufacturing and administrative building (2,800 square meters)

Move from Reinersdorf to present site in Weisendorf
1991 More facilities in the area quality assurance and design

Development and market introduction of cementless hip socket Phönix-Titan in cooperation with Orthopädische Klinik der Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (orthopaedic clinic of Friedrich-Alexander University) Erlangen-Nuremberg (Author: Professor Dr. med. D. Hohmann, Professor Dr. Ing. R. Thull)
1992 Development of internal spine fixator WSI-Titan with Behandlungszentrum (Treatment Centre) Vogtareuth and St.-Josef-Stift Sendenhorst (Authors: Dr. med. H. Gluch, Dr. med. G. Syndicus, Dr.-Ing. U. Holzwarth)

Start of the successfull teamwork with Spectromed, Austria
1993 Construction of a second office complex

Clinical introduction of MRP-TITAN
1994 35 employees for design, production, quality assurance and finances

Start of business connection with South Korea
1995 Clinical introduction of the dorso ventral spine fixator WSI-DV-Titan with the Behandlungszentrum (Treatment Centre) Vogtareuth, the Klinik Wiener Neustadt (A) and Universitätsklinik (University Clinic) Hamburg-Eppendorf (Authors: Dr. med. U. Schreiber, Primarius Dr. med. F. Ortner, Priv.-Doz., Dr. med. L. Wiesner)

Development and clinical introduction of modular revision support cup MRS-Titan with the St.Vinzenz Krankenhaus Düsseldorf (Authors: Professor Dr. med. P. Thümler, Dr. med. T. Matuschek)

1st international WSI-Titan symposium in Vogtareuth

Construction of 2nd factory hall and set up of a cleanroom, class 100 supported by Bay TEP, LGA Nuremberg Innovationsberatungsstelle Bavaria North (Advice on Innovation) Certification in accordance with the lastest international quality standards ISO 9001, DIN EN 46001 and in accordance with EU guideline 93/42/EWG by TÜV Rheinland, Germany
1996 Development and clinical introduction of cementless hip prosthesis system Vektor-Titan with Krankenhaus Rummelsberg (Author: Professor Dr. med. G. Zeiler); shortly afterwards, introduction of cemented version Vektor-CoCr

Expansion of export activity to Italy, Greece and Japan

Completion of present company complex over an area of 6,000m/2
1997 Development of the worldwide first roboter suitable hip prosthesis CAS-Titan , in conjunction with the trauma surgery department of the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (Author: Professor Dr. med. F.F. Hennig), supported by the Bavarian Ministry of State for economy, infrastructure, traffic and technology
1998 Development and clinical introduction of the acetabular reconstruction ring ARR-Titan together with Krankenhaus Rummelsberg (Authors: Dr. med. W. Baur; Professor Dr. med. G. Zeiler)
1999 Foundation of an interdisciplinary appointed team, consisting of orthopaedists, trauma surgeons, biomechanics and material scientists for the development of an innovative knee prosthesis system (BPK-S Integration) supported by the Bavarian Ministry of State for economy, infrastructure, traffic and technology, LFA Bavaria.

Awarding of the JOBSTAR Prize by the Region Nuremberg e.V. for the exemplary creation of work places and apprenticeship places
2000 Development and clinical introduction of the innovative, polyaxial spine fixator WSI MX/PX-Titan
2001 Development and clinical introduction of the Kniearthrodesen-Moduls KAM- Titan (knee arthrodosis module KAM titanium) in cooperation with the Nordwestdeutschen Rheumazentrum (northwestern Centre for Rheumatism) in St.-Josef-Stift Sendenhorst (Authors: Professor Dr. med. R.-K. Miehlke, Dr. med. U. Clemens)
2002 Clinical introduction of the Brehm-Präzisions-Knie-Systems BPK-S Integration
2003 International Congress "GOLD STANDARD in modular hip endoprosthetics" 10 years MRP-TITAN/MRS-TITAN
2004 To supplement three established transpedicular screw systems: development and market introduction of IBS-Titan (Interbody Spacer Titan) for spinal surgery

Foundation of an interdisciplinary appointed team consisting of orthodaedists, trauma surgeons, biomechanics and material scientists to develop a modular revision knee prosthesis.
2005 Development and clinical introduction of the Inter Body Spacer IBS-Titan "Liberty"

Development transpedicular screw Spinesystem WSI MX/PX-Titan Expertise

2nd International Spine User Meeting (Eurospine Barcelona)
2006 Clinical introduction of the WSI MX/PX-Titan Expertise
2007 Frost & Sullivan „European Product Line Leadership Award 2006“
2009 Completion of the MRP-TITAN family by the MRP-TITAN 80

PETER BREHM Revisions Symposium, 1st International Meeting, Bonn "Hip Revision Arthroplasty"
2010 Clinical introduction of the WSI MX/PX-Titan Expertise MISS
2011 Clinical introduction of the cemented hip prosthesis system AEON-Titan

PETER BREHM Revisions Symposium, 2nd International Meeting, Bonn "Hip Revision Arthroplasty"

Clinical introduction of the BPK-S Integration Ceramic
2012 Foundation of the subcompany Peter Brehm Austria GmbH, Korneuburg/Vienna
2013 Clinical introduction of the modular revision support cup MRS-TITAN Comfort

PETER BREHM Revisions Symposium, 3rd International Meeting, Bonn "Revision Arthroplasty of the knee"
2014 Innovation Award Bavaria 2014 by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Bavarian Chamber of Commerce and the Association of Bavarian Chambers of Crafts for the development of modular revision cup MRS-TITAN Comfort
2016 Foundation of the subcompany PETER BREHM Schweiz GmbH, Dietikon/Switzerland