The seeds for our business as we know it today, however, were planted by Hermann Sutter in the years before: In 1967, he developed the first bipolar forceps in Europe, together with his former employer and in close cooperation with Prof. Gazi Yasargil who was later honored as “Neurosurgery’s Man of the Century”. Our long history as a manufacturer of electrosurgical products and our early years as a distribution company are deeply engraved in our DNA.
Today, Sutter is known as one of the market leaders for non-stick bipolar forceps and radiofrequency systems for precision electrosurgery. With more than 35 active patents, we strive to provide innovative solutions for our customers.
Learn more about our history by scrolling through our timeline of company milestones below.
With their heat resistant, ultra-sharp tip design, the ARROWtip monopolar microdissection electrodes, single-use provide precision for cutting, tissue dissection and coagulation. We are pleased to introduce the instrument as a single-use version.
We are launching our new disposable non-stick bipolar forceps product line – designed and manufactured in Germany. The Swyng® non-stick bipolar forceps offer precision and versatility in the operating room with a wide range of available models.
The construction of our new headquarters in Emmendingen begins with the ground breaking ceremony on March 5, 2020.
Sutter Medical Technologies USA is founded with an office in Atlanta, GA/USA.
Two more buildings are added. The number of employees rises to approximately 100.
Sutter is awarded the Medal for Merit by the German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.
Acquisition of Fentex Medical and Rhinolab.
A new building with an ultra-modern coating facility is constructed.
Introduction of the SuperGliss® non-stick zhora bipolar forceps.
Opening of our representative office in Shenzhen/China.
Our cooperation with Australian neurosurgeon Charlie Teo, M.D. leads to an extension of the SuperGliss® non-stick bipolar forceps range with the introduction of the SuperGliss® nonstick TEO bipolar forceps.
Sutter Pacific is founded with the opening of our distribution office in Hong Kong.
Addition of the SuperGliss® non-stick ELP product line.
Offering a solution for bipolar coagulation in narrow spaces with the Calvian® bipolar clamp, e. g. during sinus surgery.
The non-stick monopolar suction sube is introduced into the market.
The extensive renovation of two of our three buildings is concluded: that means our energy efficiency is 20% better than the German standard for low power consumption. Photovoltaic cells with 24kWp generate approximately 20.000 kWp clean energy per year.
The To-BiTE™ bipolar clamp is introduced: Four functions are combined in one instrument – suction, coagulation, dissection, and grasping – for bipolar tonsillectomy.
In a successful cooperation with Silverglide Surgical Technologies, Sutter manufactures the first non-stick bipolar forceps.
Market launch of the RaVoR™ system based on the BM-780 II radiofrequency technology for the treatment of habitual snoring and mild OSAS.
Bert Sutter joins the family business.
The Sutter family takes over 100 % of the company shares, the company name is being changed to “Select Medizin-Technik Hermann Sutter GmbH”.
After moving the company to its new premises, the in-house development and production of electrosurgical instruments begins.