Built on Innovation

Transforming Lives with Advanced Technology

For us, innovation is innate. CONMED has been leading the development of cutting-edge surgical and patient care products since founder Eugene Corasanti built a disposable ECG electrode at his kitchen table in the early 1970s.

Today, that means physician-led design teams, constant product improvement, and the thoughtful acquisitions of similarly innovative brands. It’s being at the forefront of medical technology that enables us to continuously enhance patient outcomes — and that’s why we’re all here.

Designed by Physicians

Our R&D team partners with world-class physicians to develop innovative products that meet and exceed their clinical needs in each specialty. We rigorously test our products in cadaver labs that closely reflect the clinical environment to validate the design and procedure.

Teaching Advanced Techniques

Our educational programs are focused on teaching new and innovative surgical techniques. We invest heavily in developing surgeons’ clinical expertise through peer-to-peer learning and collaborative partnerships with medical associations and the Orthopedic Learning Center.

Opportunities for Innovation

We’re committed to developing the most advanced proprietary products as well as bringing the most innovative surgical devices into the CONMED portfolio. Our goal is always to provide you with a comprehensive suite of clinically superior products to help you improve patient outcomes, every day.

A History of Innovation

We’ve been focused on advancing surgery and patient care since day one.

1970

Eugene Corasanti looks to fill a need in the market by forming Concor Enterprises and acquiring Mohawk Hospital Supply in Utica, NY.

1973

Our founder, Eugene Corasanti, developed an innovative disposable ECG electrode at his kitchen table and launched CONMED.

1989

In our first acquisition as CONMED, we incorporated cutting-edge electrosurgical company Aspen Labs, a division of Bristol Myers Squibb, into our company.

1997

CONMED more than doubles in size with the acquisition of Linvatec, which includes Hall surgical products. This forward-looking diversification helps grow our international footprint.

2004

By acquiring the majority of the gastroenterology and pulmonary business from C.R. Bard, we expand our presence in the general surgery market and emerge as one of the biggest players in the industry.

2011

An agreement with Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, the world’s largest tissue bank, gives us exclusive rights to their game-changing sports medicine allograft tissue.

2016

CONMED furthers our commitment to continuous innovation with the acquisition of SurgiQuest and, with it, AirSeal, the first insufflation device with built-in smoke evacuation. 

2019

With the acquisition of Buffalo Filter, a leading surgical smoke evacuation and filter technology company, we cement our spot as the most cutting-edge surgical and patient care product company. 

2022

The acquisition of In2Bones Global, Inc. (In2Bones) enhances CONMED's solutions for the treatment of disorders and injuries in the upper and lower extremities space.

A Cut Above

We believe it’s our capacity to innovate that sets us apart. We iterate on our products to ensure clinical excellence and embrace a mindset of constant improvement. As a result, we’ve come to own numerous areas of innovation.

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