Partner profile

Brainlab develops, manufactures and markets software-driven medical technology that enables procedures that are more precise, less invasive, and therefore less expensive than traditional treatments.

Among the core products are image-guided systems that provide highly accurate real-time information used for navigation during surgical procedures. This utility has been further expanded to serve as a computer terminal for physicians to more effectively access and interpret diagnostic scans and other digital medical information for better informed decisions. Brainlab solutions allow expansion from a single system to operating suites to digitally integrated hospitals covering all subspecialties from neurosurgery, orthopaedics, ENT, CMF to spine & trauma and oncology.

With more than 3300 systems installed in over 75 countries, Brainlab is a market leader in image-guided technology. The privately held Brainlab group, founded in 1989, is headquartered in Munich, Germany, and today employs 1000 people in 16 offices across Europe, Asia, Australia, North and South America of which 200 people for R&D.

Role in the project

Brainlab is workpackage leader of WP 8, which deals with the integration of all components to a demonstrator system that can be used for clinical purposes. Further more, Brainlab contributes to work packages 4, and 7.


Brainlab has developed a navigation system for the human body. With this technology, target volumes of brain tumors, for example, can be localized with great accuracy to either attack the tumor with high-precision radiation or to remove it with minimally invasive surgery. In addition, the navigation system already supports precise placement of screws in the spine and now provides total hip and knee replacement navigation. In cases where common treatment options cannot be employed or can only be employed with considerable risk for the patient, Brainlab systems for minimally invasive surgery offer new possibilities.

Brainlab offers integrated solutions that bring medical centres to a new level of integration and patient care by providing the infrastructure and support for the most effective access and management of digital medical information. By enabling physicians to effectively select and analyze critical information when it is needed most, Brainlab solutions help to enhance decision-making, for better treatment outcomes.

Brainlab offers a flexible and holistic integrated medical building block system for hospitals that comprises image-guided technology for surgery, radiotherapy and drug delivery. A comprehensive portfolio of innovative and ergonomic solutions caters to each hospital's clinical, technical and economic requirements.


Wolfgang Steinle– Director R&D Surgery

Thomas Feilkas– Principal Investigator

Robert Essenreiter– Software Project Manager

Markus Hepke – Project Engineer

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