Small company has big ideas

ZORN INSTRUMENTS in Stendal focuses on its own research and development

From October 13, 2015, we present the Life Science location Saxony-Anhalt at CPhI worldwide 2015 in Madrid. The CPhI is the world's largest and most important trade shows for the pharmaceutical industry. At a joint stand, the IMG Saxony-Anhalt informs about the unique innovation potential of the federal state and the the exclusive possibilities for the pharmaceutical industry offered by Saxony-Anhalt as a strong investment location in the heart of Germany. We look forward to welcoming you at Hall 1 booth H 19 and CPhI and discover Saxony-Anhalt’s future forward potentials.

Today, we present innovations from Saxony-Anhalt in the pharmaceutical and medtech industry.

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ZORN INSTRUMENTS in Stendal focuses on its own research and development

The measurement and test equipment of Stendal-based ZORN INSTRUMENTS has state-of-the-art technical standards and a high degree of precision – and it is well-known all over the world. The ZORN brand on quick test appliances in a wide range of applications guarantees the best quality “made in Germany”. The customer base also now includes clients from medical engineering. Above all, they appreciate the flexibility of the company, which is based in the North of Saxony-Anhalt.

Thorsten Hildebrand takes a scalpel from the display cabinet. With the naked eye, you can hardly see that the finest saw blade is moving backwards and forwards at the end of the instrument. And he also shows a pair of forceps, with whose help an artificial vertebra is inserted into the spinal column. Both the tool and the replacement part were developed and manufactured by ZORN INSTRUMENTS.

The problems are mainly supplied to the Stendal-based company from practice. “We then analyse which technology could solve these problems,” says Thorsten Hildebrand. “A clip has just been developed by us, with which diseased tissue can be precisely marked during the preliminary investigation into intestinal cancer.”

Products, such as the scalpel and clip, are among the niche products, with which ZORN INSTRUMENTS has established itself on the medical engineering market. Its share in ongoing production is between 15 and 20 percent.

“We mainly work for renowned customers, who distribute their products all over the world,” says Thorsten Hildebrand. He is responsible for sales and the successful marketing of the company overseas and emphasises, “The Zorn team is proud that it enjoys a great deal of trust within the industry. This is to do with our flexibility, with our accuracy and with our willingness to invest money so that an innovative idea can be further pursued.”

Some of the company’s research partners are old familiar partners. Other new ones come through contact with the technology transfer institution, tti Magdeburg GmbH. “As a small company, we want to concentrate on our competences and are happy to make use of the help offered by tti,” says Hildebrand. The technology transfer institution in Saxony-Anhalt’s state capital connects national and international contacts for cooperations in the field of research and development. The management of the “Cluster Medical and Health Technology” is also based here. “We are a member of the cluster,” says Thorsten Hildebrand, adding that there is a series of new product ideas.

However, not every idea leads to a prototype. Sometimes, you have to accept halfway through that a certain technology is not yet sufficiently developed. But from experience, he can say that umpteen other ideas and lots of useful partial results are born, even along the ways that do not lead to the key objective. Sooner or later, they find a use among the 5-man team of the Zorn development department.

ZORN INSTRUMENTS e.K. is an illustrious name reaching into more than 60 countries. Who are the customers in more than 60 countries that have lifted the medium-sized company onto the 2nd place of the German Foreign Trade Prize? All this and more details are available at the following link: lsaurl.de/zorn2015


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Investment and Marketing Corporation Saxony-Anhalt
The economic development agency of the German federal state of Saxony-Anhalt
Tanja Rüdinger
Project Manager International Press & PR
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E-Mail: tanja.ruedinger@img-sachsen-anhalt
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Investment and Marketing Corporation Saxony-Anhalt (IMG)

IMG is the economic development agency of the German federal state Saxony-Anhalt. IMG staff provides all services related to new business sites. In addition, we are marketing Saxony-Anhalt both nationally and internationally and developing tourism concepts.
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As a small company, we want to concentrate on our competences and are happy to make use of the help offered by tti.
Thorsten Hildebrand, Sales and Marketing, ZORN INSTRUMENTS e.K.