Innovations in arthroscopy are produced with the slide-cut method. Introduction of an electronic document filing system.
The product range is expanded by instruments for cardiac surgery. A separate "Coratec" brochure is created. A laser marking device is put into operation.
A brochure about the Dicratec series is released.
Bipolar non-stick tweezers are included in the programme.
Further developments are implemented in the fields of VATS, lobectomy and special instruments for thoracic surgery.
Neurosurgery products are included into the product portfolio.
Extension of the machinery pool with modern CNC machining centres.
Special gynaecological instruments are combined in a technical brochure for gynaecology.
Annette Dufner joins the company, representing the second generation.
The production of our titanium instruments is a new milestone in our manufacturing.
Development of our product programme for aesthetic plastic surgery.
Start of production with the new CNC centres.
3. An annex is added to the building. New storage capacity is created.
Implementation and certification of a quality management system according to DIN EN ISO 13485 / EN ISO 14971.
Start of our production of fat-suction cannulae.
Development of MICASEPT internal channel sealing system for minimally invasive surgery hand instruments. Simultaneous development of the CLICASEPT modular system for minimally invasive surgery hand instruments.
Move to our additional production facilities at Stockacher Straße 130 in Tuttlingen.
Thoracic surgery is added as a special department.
Transformation into DUFNER INSTRUMENTE GmbH. Start of our product portfolio for minimally invasive surgery and entry into equipment technology.
Inauguration of the expanded company building. The administration, storage and shipping facilities are relocated to the 2nd floor. A representative showroom is created as the centre of the building. The first complete main catalogue of general surgery is created and printed.
The introduction of an instrument programme for arthroscopy represents our entry into minimally invasive surgery.
Completion of the basic shape of the company's current building in Föhrenstraße 9 in Tuttlingen.
Founding of the DUFNER family business as a private company in Bahnhofstrasse 79½ in Tuttlingen. OEM products are produced and needle holders and clamps are manufactured and sold under its own name.