German Chancellor Merkel visits KARL STORZ at Medica 2010

17/11/2010 | Our company

For KARL STORZ this year's MEDICA - the largest international trade fair for medical technology - started with important guests. On November 17, 2010, the opening day, Dr. Sybill Storz and Karl-Christian Storz were delighted to welcome German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the KARL STORZ booth.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Federal Minister of Health Philipp Rösler visit the KARL STORZ booth. From the left: Philipp Rösler, Dr. Sybill Storz, Zorica Injac, Angela Merkel, and Karl-Christian Storz.

Chancellor Merkel was able to experience the KARL STORZ innovation potential first hand. In particular, the Chancellor was introduced to the integrated operating room OR1™. The system's advantages in terms of improved workflows for surgeons, increased patient safety, and optimal resource use in the operating suite were highlighted. The tour also briefly touched on the current debate about the increasing importance of efficiency and economy, in addition to surgical outcomes, to the success of hospitals worldwide.

From the left: Philipp Rösler, Dr. Sybill Storz, Angela Merkel, and Karl-Christian Storz.

The Chancellor was impressed with the large range of KARL STORZ products. In addition to the KARL STORZ system solutions that map complete hospital processes, she was introduced to the cutting-edge endoscope ENDOCAMELEON®. According to KARL STORZ, surgeons particularly appreciate that this endoscope offers a 0 – 120° variable viewing direction with the high image quality that is typically seen in rigid endoscopes. This brief product demonstration illustrated that the traditional endoscope manufacturer KARL STORZ not only continually adapts the key product of endoscopy - the endoscope - to modern needs, but that it has also consistently expanded into the area of system solutions and telemedicine. The company is now an international expert in this forward-looking market, with more than 3,000 integrated ORs having been installed worldwide.