STORZ MEDICAL – Tradition and History
STORZ MEDICAL – Tradition and History


MODULITH SLK »intelect«  


The MODULITH® SLK »intelect«
represents a new generation
of lithotripters, which offers fl exibility
to meet various demands.

Foundation of the STORZ MEDICAL AG in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland. New ground is broken in medical technology. Shock wave therapy adds a non-invasive method to the choice of treatments.

Breakthrough in medical shock wave technology: Application for a patent for the electromagnetic cylindrical source. The prototype of the first modular lithotripter is produced.


Market launch of the first generation of lithotripters (MODULITH® SL10/SL20) with the patented electromagnetic STORZ MEDICAL cylindrical source, which is also equipped with X-ray localization in addition to in-line ultrasound localization.


Market launch of the first lithotripter worldwide (MODULITH® SLX) equipped with in-line localization systems for both imaging modes (X-ray/ultrasound). The hollow geometry of the cylindrical source is used consistently to either X-ray through the source or work with an in-line ultrasound transducer.

For the first time a lithotripter (MINILITH® SL1) is used for the non-invasive treatment of salivary stones by Dr Wolfgang Kater in Frankfurt, Germany.


First treatment of spasms with the MINILITH® SL1 applied by Dr Henning Lohse-Busch in Bad Krozingen, Germany.


Prof Heinz Lohrer of the Institute for Sports Medicine Frankfurt Main (Sportmedizinisches Institut – SMI) is the first to apply the MINILITH® SL1 in the treatment of orthopaedic pain (ESWT) suffered by athletes at the Olympic Summer Games in Atlanta, USA.


Presentation of the first interdisciplinary lithotripter (MODULITH® SLK) with patented, computer based navigation system (Lithotrack®): With this system it is for the first time possible to aim with a flexible therapy head at a position localized by X-ray with a C-arc.


Breakthrough in cardiology: For the first time a patient's heart (non-revascularizable angina pectoris) is treated with shock waves. The first CSWT (Cardiac Shock Wave Therapy) with the MODULITH® SLC is carried out by Prof Dr Raimund Erbel and Dr Guido Caspari in Essen, Germany.


The German physicians Dr Roman Strössenreuther (Moosburg-Freising), Dr Georg Popp (Augsburg), and Dr Werner Siems/Dr Reiner Brenke (Bad Ems) are the first to use the MINILITH® SL1 for the treatment of aesthetic indications (cellulite). In their studies they could prove a significant reduction of malondialdehyde and protein carbonyls (biomarkers for oxidative stress) in the plasma.


The dual focus is introduced to lithotripsy: The MODULITH® SLX-F2 is the first lithotripter with switchable focus size (precise or extended).
First treatment of non-bacterial prostatitis/CPPS with the MINILITH® SL1 by Prof Arnulf Stenzl, Dr Reinhold Zimmermann and Dr Sven Lahme in Tübingen, Germany.


StorM-Touch with StorM-Base – the first fully integrated touch operated system for stone treatment with patient data management.

STORZ MEDICAL presents the V-ACTOR® vibration technology as an adjuvant treatment complementing shock wave therapy.


Launch of the new MODULITH® SLK »inline« – a cutting-edge, ergonomic design is combined with an optimal over-table and under-table positioning of the shock wave source.

STORZ MEDICAL combines shock wave therapy with ultrasound: the DUOLITH® SD1 »ultra« is the first modular shock wave therapy system worldwide with an integrated diagnostic ultrasound system.

STORZ MEDICAL presents the all-rounder in urology: the MODULITH® SLX-F2 »connect« combines a lithotripter and urological workstation with integrated X-ray flat panel detector.

STORZ MEDICAL launches the newest generation of radial pressure wave devices: the MASTERPULS® »ultra« line.

The new focused shock wave SEPIA® handpiece with integrated, clear display for rapid treatment navigation at reduced revision costs is introduced and successfully accepted by the market.

The MODULITH® SLK »intelect« can be used as a versatile lithotripter with a variety of urological workstations and C-arcs.

The MODULITH® SLX-F2 »FD21« with dynamic X-ray flat panel detector is the ideal stationary SWL system for customers with large numbers of patients.

STORZ MEDICAL develops a new radial pressure wave device, the MASTERPULS® ONE. It is characterised by its ease of use, compact design and the light SPARROW™ handpiece.

STORZ MEDICAL presents the NEUROLITH® for treatment of the central nervous system in patients with Alzheimer's disease using transcranial pulse stimulation (TPS®).

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