Company Showcase: CIM med®

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CIM med® was founded in 2007 with the idea to develop medical mounting systems for all manufacturers. At the same time, the company applied for a patent for its integrated cable management and acquired the patent three years later. Since 2008, CIM med® has been using an ISO 9001:2008 accredited quality management system that ensures effectiveness at all levels of operation. The company’s experience in the medical field makes it a reliable partner for the health care industry. Medical Dealer interviewed industry veteran and company founder Manuela Deverill to find out more about CIM med®.

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Q: What are some advantages that your company has over the competition?
Deverill: From the very outset the CIM range was designed for the medical market and especially for areas of critical care. It’s not an area that has been truly catered to until CIM med® came up with the solutions. We’ve really raised the standards in medical mounting solutions. CIM med® products are tested to current EN 60601, 3rd edition standards, independently tested and certified by the world renowned test house TUEV. Our products are as medical grade as the products we support.
Considering our all-inclusive five-year warranty, zero maintenance requirement and a six fold safety factor, we are proud to say that we manufacture the highest grade medical mounting solutions of their kind in the world. We are the first company in the world to offer complete cable integration. Cable integrated mounts create the highest hygienic and aesthetic environment while preventing cable damage. Also, large one-wipe-clean surfaces improve infection control at the patients’ bedside.

Q: What are some challenges that your company faced last year?
Deverill: The medical technology industry is growing and it is not surprising that this development is accompanied by a growth in competition. The requirements in this industry are high; the products must comply with many directives and regulations. Safety guidelines must be considered. It is important to be one step ahead of the competition with innovative and high-quality solutions. Safety is key with everything we do. All of our products run through an internal quality management system. Beginning with production up to delivery, all products are checked for quality, functionality and conformity. Only fully examined support systems leave our facility. Furthermore, our products are manufactured according to the Medical Products Law MDD 93/42 ECC and are CE marked. Also service plays an elementary role for us. In addition to a large selection of standardized products, we also offer customized solutions. The ability and willingness to exactly meet our customers’ requirements make us a competent and reliable partner for OEMs. We not only develop the right solution in cooperation with our customers, we also accompany our partners during mock-ups, at on-site presentations and final installations.

Q: Please explain your company’s core competencies and unique selling points.
Deverill: From design to construction, project engineering and manufacturing or technical documentation and testing – everything is done in Germany. We offer the highest medical grade mounting solutions in the world with our integrated cable management system. We set the standard in medical mounts and meet each and every requirement in function, quality and design. We are a partner for our customers. We are here to assist and support our customers whenever they need us.

Q: What product or service are you most excited about right now?
Deverill: We are really excited about our service team. We do not just manufacture the highest medical grade mounting solutions for critical care applications, we also match these standards when it comes to our service. At some point in the planning of the final installation and project management the customer has to consider what mounting solutions to use. We advocate that this is done as early as possible and to provide a full mock-up of the proposed layout.

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Q: What is on the horizon for your company? How will it evolve in the coming years?
Deverill: In general, the U.S. market for medical technology offers a lot of potential. We have already realized several large projects and have equipped renowned hospitals with our support systems. Our goal, first and foremost, is constant and continuous growth and to increase our market share. The key to constant growth is quality in everything we do. This not only refers to our product, but also to our service and philosophy.

Q: Please highlight any recent changes to your company, inventory, services, etc.
Deverill: The current facilities provide enough space to optimally equip different departments, in particular the production department. The goal was, and is, to be able to handle as many processes internally as possible. Quality management at all levels plays an essential role for us. We are currently about to be certified according to ISO 13485, which is an international standard defining the requirements of a quality system for engineering, designing and manufacturing medical devices. In order to better serve our American customers, we are currently setting up a representation of CIM med® in the USA. In cooperation with a U.S. partner, who offers more than 20 years of experience in the medical environment, we will not only hold stock for rapid and cost-effective deliveries overcoming obstacles like time, additional shipping costs for our customers or customs, but also offer at-site service and sales support whenever our customers need assistance.

For more information, about CIM med®, visit www.cim-med.com