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People – Figures – Locations

Visionary thinking
shapes our
global success

People – Figures – Locations

Visionary Thinking
Shapes our global success

For more than 30 years, Brainlab has stood for innovation in digital medical technology with the overarching goal of actively shaping the healthcare system of the future and offering healthcare professionals and patients better treatment options.

For more than 30 years, Brainlab has stood for innovation in digital medical technology with the overarching goal of actively shaping the healthcare system of the future and offering healthcare professionals and patients better treatment options.

Our Management Team

Stefan Vilsmeier - CEO

Stefan Vilsmeier, Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Rainer Birkenbach - CTO

Rainer Birkenbach, Chief Technology Officer

Jan Merker - COO

Jan Merker, Chief Operating Officer

Numbers and facts


> 13300

systems installed in 121 countries worldwide



2000

employees

of which over 700 are engineers in Research & Development


25

locations

across Europe, Asia, Australia as well as North and South America with our company headquarters in Munich, Germany, the “Silicon Valley” on the Isar


6000

hospitals

work with Brainlab technology including ten of the top hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery in the USA

Brainlab Locations

Addresses  
Madrid
Munich
Milano
Paris
Cambridge
Chicago
São Paulo
New Dehli
Dubai
Tel Aviv
Hong Kong
Beijing
Seoul
Kuala Lumpur
Sydney
Singapore
Tokyo

Brainlab Offices

Brainlab is headquartered in Munich, Germany and operates offices and subsidiaries in 25 locations across Europe, Asia, Australia, North and South America.

Brainlab Top of Tower Aerial View

Brainlab Headquarters
Munich, Germany

We work in an innovative and green environment. In line with our philosophy that imagination is the source of our innovation, our offices are constructed and designed to promote creative ideas. Stylized spaces for meeting, socializing and working all allow for the free exchange of information and enable communication and collaboration outside of a conference room. To cater to the needs of our environment, Brainlab headquarters is LEED certified rate Gold with numerous initiatives to reduce our impact.

Brainlab office reception
65
Jobs in Munich
960
Employees
brainlab-auditorium-seating

The Brainlab Companies

As a universal and market-leading OS for operating rooms, Snke OS effectively leverages the diverse possibilities of digitization in surgery. By developing open interfaces, innovation from various medical technology companies can be consolidated for the benefit of patients.

Mint Medical supports and automates diagnostics with specialized software solutions for standardized and computer-assisted evaluation of radiological and clinical data. Together, Brainlab and Mint Medical generate holistic and relevant data to support medical staff in providing optimal treatment for their patients.

Level Ex develops computer games to support physicians in improving their clinical skills. The company leverages its expertise and products to improve the interaction between data, technology and people—three core components that are crucial for successful digitization in the healthcare sector.

medPhoton develops and produces innovative imaging systems for surgery and radio­therapy and enables Brainlab to continuously and decisively improve imaging for the benefit of patients. To date, medPhoton and Brainlab have jointly produced an imaging robot that facilitates highly flexible and individually tailored treatment for patients.

Dr. Langer Medical specializes in the development of intraoperative neuromonitoring solutions and related equipment for surgical interventions. Together, Brainlab and Dr. Langer Medical create synergies for the “digital surgery” ecosystem. The integration of their technologies will result in the development of end-to-end workflows for neurosurgery, spine surgery, abdominal and other surgical fields.

Clinical Affairs

The Brainlab Clinical Affairs team conducts cutting-edge clinical research and provides scientific evidence to develop safe, efficient and cost-effective technologies. The goal of the Clinical Affairs team is to highlight the clinical benefits of Brainlab products and define how they meet the needs of healthcare professionals and their patients.

Learn more 

Clinical Affairs

The Brainlab Clinical Affairs team conducts cutting-edge clinical research and provides scientific evidence to develop safe, efficient and cost-effective technologies. The goal of the Clinical Affairs team is to highlight the clinical benefits of Brainlab products and define how they meet the needs of healthcare professionals and their patients.

Learn more 

10 Key
Brainlab Milestones

Founded in 1989, Brainlab has achieved many milestones over three decades, starting as a one-man operation and expanding into a global leader in medical technology. See below for ten major corporate milestones.

  • 1989
  • 1993
  • 2011
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 1989
    Brainlab founded

    Stefan Vilsmeier establishes Brainlab in his parents’ home, using proceeds from his bestselling book about 3D graphics.

  • 1993
    Brainlab opens first office

    An apartment in Poing, a small town near Munich, serves as the first Brainlab official headquarters.

  • 2011
    Brainlab acquires Voyant Health

    Israel-based cloud computing expert Voyant Health, which would later be renamed Brainlab Israel, is acquired by Brainlab.

  • 2013
    Brainlab launches modular software

    Brainlab introduces Elements applications, a defining approach to planning software for surgery and radiotherapy.

  • 2014
    Brainlab collaborates with AANS

    Brainlab partners with the American Association of Neurological Surgeons to create a registry for stereotactic radiosurgery treatments.

  • 2015
    Brainlab partners with Boston Scientific

    To advance deep brain stimulation procedures, Brainlab partners with Boston Scientific.

  • 2017
    Brainlab opens new HQ

    Brainlab moves into newly constructed headquarters at the site of the former historic Munich Riem airport.

  • 2018
    Brainlab partners with Magic Leap

    Brainlab enters a strategic development partnership with spatial computing leader Magic Leap to bring mixed reality to surgery.

  • 2020
    Brainlab expands with new companies

    Brainlab acquires Level Ex and VisionTree; founds new subsidiary, Snke OS, focused on helping health tech grow and scale.

  • 2021
    Brainlab acquires Mint Medical

    Heidelberg-based Mint Medical, experts in medical reading and reporting software, is acquired by Brainlab

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