In October 2007, German doctors Dr Martina and Dr Klaus-Dieter John and their team opened the Diospi Suyana mission hospital in Peru. The new, modern hospital for the rural Indian population was built entirely with donations and continues to provide free care to the mostly needy population. The Diospi Suyana hospital needed a new steriliser capable of sterilising four containers of instruments at a time. The owners of the Lautenschläger company in Cologne have been friends with Diospi Suyana for many years. This time they radically reduced the bill for the new purchase by half. The Aumund Foundation also wants to support the work of the hospital in 2023 and has taken over the second half of the bill. Diospi Suyana is very grateful to the decision makers for taking over the costs.
Since purchasing the first fully electric car in 2017, Lautenschläger has relied on electromobility and is thus also making a significant contribution to environmental protection in its car-fleet.
Only fully electric cars have been procured for the last 5 years, so that the car fleet is now almost completely electric. The electricity for these vehicles cis produced by the photovoltaic plant installed in 2020 in our facilities and is therefore 100% from renewable sources.
The next steps are already planned: With the growing fleet of electric vehicles, the demand for electricity at our Cologne facility is also increasing - additional solar technology should cover this demand. We are also following current developments in electrified commercial vehicles and vans and we expect the first electric service vehicles being in operation very soon.
Ressource efficiency and environmental protection of our products and in our production facilities is one of our primary business objectives. Now, we completed the next step to a sustainable sterilizer production.
A new photovoltaic system was put into operation at our production site in Cologne. The amount of electricity generated covers the need for electrical energy for lighting and equipment across the entire site. The system also produces energy for our charging stations for electric vehicles. From now on, electricity only has to be purchased to cover peak loads.
In October 2007 the mission hospital Diospi Suyana in the Peruvian Andes opened its doors. The married couple Dr. Klaus-Dieter John and Dr. Martina John built and run a modern hospital financed by donations funds to improve the in- and out-patient medical care for the mostly Indian rural population. With the last increase in the number of operating theaters, it became necessary to also increase the sterilizer capacities for surgical instruments. We did not miss the opportunity to provide Diospy Suyana a fourth steam sterilizer - a ZentraCERT 3200 with 4 StU capacity. We are pleased that we were able to support this great success story!
Our well-known booklet "Wissenswertes über die Dampfsterilisation" will be available in Turkish language, soon. As a standard reference guide in Germann CSSDs we hope to continue the successful story of this standard work in steam sterilization technologies. On about 130 pages, this book discusses the properties of sterilizing goods, their packaging and the operation of steam sterilizers. It explains steam sterilizer technology, testing and validation as well as aspects of quality assurance.
Many thanks to the team of our Turkish partner Farmakim. This project wouldn't have been possible without their help. The book "Buharlı Sterilizasyon Üzerine Faydalı Bilgiler" is available directly from Farmakim or from our ordering service.
Electric vehicles are an important factor for emission-free, resource-efficient and eco-friendly driving, especially in metropolitan areas. As a company with highly sustainable business practices, Lautenschläger makes its contribution by modernizing its vehicle pool and by adding first electric vehicles to the fleet. In our facilities, several charging points are available for staff members as well as for visitors.
For more than 30 years, the Lautenschläger booklet "Wissenswertes über die Dampfsterilisation" is an established standard work for steam sterilization and the retreatment of medical devices in German-speaking regions. As a standard reference guide, you'll find this book in most German CSSDs and it is used in Training and education of CSSD staff.
In September 2016, the first English edition was published. On about 130 pages, this book discusses the properties of sterilizing goods, their packaging and the operation of steam sterilizers. It explains steam sterilizer technology, testing and validation as well as aspects of quality assurance. The book is available from our international partners or directly from our ordering service.
To celebrate its 50th anniversary in 1967, DIN has donated the badge of honor . It is awarded to people who are working on the committees of DIN as experts. People who provide new ideas and promote the national, European and international standardization work.
Herrn Ernst Dennhöfer from Lautenschläger was awarded with the DIN badge of honor during the DGSV Congress in Fulda 2015 (The German Society for Sterile Supply ) on 5th October 2015 in Fulda for his outstanding achievements in the standardization work. For six years Mr. Dennhöfer is Convenor of the European working group CEN / TC 102 / WG 3 "Requirements" that decisively deals with the development of EN 285 "large steam sterilizers".
After donating already the third steriliser for the mission hospital in Diospi Suyana in Peru in April 2014, Lautenschläger decided to support the charitable organisation “Helping Hands e.V”. F.& M. Lautenschläger provides a 6 STU Steriliser ZentraCERT including an electrical steam generator for the renovation of a hospital in the Ukraine for free. We hope we could help.
In October 2007 the mission hospital Diospi Suyana in the Peruvian Andes opened its doors. The married couple Dr. Klaus-Dieter John und Dr. Martina John wanted to improve the in- and out-patient medical care for the mostly Indian rural population. After Years of hard work, they were able to build and run a modern hospital financed by donations funds. The hospital is well equipped and offers patients technical and medical treatment on a high level. We inspire today for the great dedication with which the founders of the sponsoring organization and the many volunteers and volunteers locally run this hospital and be able to operate thanks to the many donors and supporters on. We are still inspired by the great dedication of the founders, the sponsoring organization and the many volunteers for their work.
For more than 15 years, Lautenschläger offers the DMA as an integrated process challenge device and process control system. The new measuring module BD upgrades the DMA to work as an electronic Bowie-Dick test. Additional cycle control systems are no longer necessary and the daily Bowie-Dick test no longer requires a standard test pack or any other alternative indicator system. Most older DMAs installed in Lautenschläger sterilizers are economically upgradeable with the new measuring module.