Medical technology since 1851
Erbe Elektromedizin GmbH was founded in 1851 in Tuebingen, Germany. Under the 5th generation of managing directors, Christian O. Erbe and Reiner Thede, this family business develops, produces and sells systems for electrosurgery, vessel sealing, argon plasma coagulation, cryosurgery and hydrosurgery. Erbe is considered a pioneer in electrosurgery, a technology that utilizes high-frequency currents in order to cut through, coagulate or devitalize tissue, or to seal blood vessels.
In collaboration with the surgeon Professor Victor von Bruns, he developed new designs that set new standards in the field of medicine.
Christian Gottlieb continually broadened his selection of products, now adding induction equipment, microtomes, endoscopy lighting and ophthalmological instruments to his existing repertoire of instruments.
Otto Erbe changed the course of the company. In terms of the technology used, he focused on the development of an adjustable spark gap that used tungsten rather than silver contacts, for which he was granted a German Imperial Patent in 1931.