Bactiguard was founded in 2005, but the technology is almost a hundred years old.
Orthopedic trauma implants in titanium with Bactiguard’s infection prevention technology receive the CE mark and can thus begin to be sold and used in healthcare in markets that apply EU quality standards.
License agreement is made with China’s largest manufacturer of medical devices, Well Lead for urinary catheters in China.
The BIP Foley catheter is launched in two new variants; Female and Tiemann, while the venous catheter BIP CVC is launched with Raulerson syringe.
In June 2014, Bactiguard was floated on the stock exchange through an IPO, with the purpose of refinancing the company and enabling market expansion. The shares are listed and traded on the NASDAQ Stockholm under the stock symbol Bacti.
At the end of 2014, the head office will be moved to a newly built facility on Alfred Nobels Allé in Tullinge, south of Stockholm. The new office makes it possible to gather all skills and functions such as sales and marketing, staff functions, product development and production under one roof.
The establishment in Karolinska Institutet Science Park also promotes increased collaboration and proximity to research and education at Karolinska Institutet and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, as well as with healthcare at Karolinska University Hospital.
In 2006, a development and production unit was established in Markaryd, in the south of Sweden, to focus on the further development of the technology.
The same year, work begins with developing a new product portfolio, Bactiguard Infection Protection (BIP).
In 1994, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves Bard's urinary cathters Bardex IC and Lubrisil IC with Bactiguard coating (FDA 510k approval). The catheters are launched on the US market the following year and are market leading in the US and Japan. The following year, the catheters are launched on the American market and today they are the market leaders in the USA and Japan.
The company enters a partnership with the US medical device company BD (Becton, Dickinson & Comapny), previously C.R. Bard.
It stems from the Swedish Nobel Prize laureate in in physics 1912, Gustav Dahlén, the man behind the famous AGA Lighthouse. Gustav Dahlén had an apprentice called Axel Bergström, who developed the technique of applying a thin layer of metals to non-conductive materials. Axel then passed this knowledge on to his apprentice, Billy Södervall.