Vanguard AG is a medical technology company headquartered in Berlin, Germany specialising in the manufacture and the remanufacture of high-quality medical devices.

Vanguard is certified as a manufacturer and remanufacturer according to DIN EN ISO 13485 and certified in accordance to the Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC.

Vanguard as a manufacturer and remanufacturer assumes full legal liabilities and responsibilities of Vanguard’s manufactured and remanufactured products.

Vanguard operates three manufacturing-remanufacturing facilities that supply European hospitals with safe, high quality, lower cost products.

Vanguard is committed to supporting healthcare providers across Europe to realise the potential of medical device remanufacturing as a key strategy for controlling supply chain costs.

Our Mission

What is Remanufacturing?

“Remanufacturing (also known as reprocessing) is a process carried out on a medical device in order to allow its safe reuse, including cleaning, disinfection, sterilisation and related procedures, as well as testing and restoring the technical and functional safety of the devices.” (cf. Definition EU MDR 2017/745/EU)

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Commercial remanufacturing of single use devices offers a solution to hospitals and healthcare systems to provide safe and effective patient care while lowering medical waste and reducing the cost of waste disposal.

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Working with hospitals, surgical centres and healthcare systems, Vanguard collects used devices. These devices are then disassembled, cleaned, function-tested, repackaged and sterilised. Remanufactured devices meet or exceed the standards of the original manufacturer and are 100% traceable to enable quality control and accountability.

Economy

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Improves the cost effectiveness of hospital operations

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Significantly reduces case-related expenditure for medical devices

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Allows hospital management to redirect up to 50% of the cost of new devices into patient care and new technology

Quality

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Manufactures and remanufactures medical devices and assumes full legal liabilities in the same way as any OEM

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Meets or exceeds essential regulatory requirements of all relevant European medical device directives (CE marked); complies with all EU regulations

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Tests for safety and quality through validated procedures

Sustainability

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Reduces raw material extraction used in the manufacture of new devices

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Lowers volumes of plastics and metals going to landfill

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Reduces harm to the atmosphere from incineration and energy consumption

Vanguard AG
Landsberger Str. 266
12623 Berlin
Germany

 

Customer Service

+49 (0) 0800 82648273
service@vanguard-healthcare.com

Notified Body

BSI Group The Netherlands B.V.
Notified Body CE 0086

ECM
Notified Body CE 0481