The 20 Largest Medical Device Companies In the World


B. Braun logo No. 16: B. Braun

Melsungen, Germany

2016 RANK: 18

Revenue: $7,164,666,842

Fiscal year ending: Dec. 31, 2016

Employees: 58,037

R&D Spend: $322,638,080


Key Personnel:

Anna Maria Braun, president, Asia Pacific; Annette Beller, CFO; Heinz-Walter Große, chairman, chief HR officer; Meinrad Lugan, president, hospital care, OPM; Caroll Neubauer, chairman & CEO, B. Braun Medical; Markus Strotmann, president, Avitum; Joachim Schulz, chairman, Aesculap; Bruce Heugel, SVP & CFO, B. Braun Medical; Rob Albert, SVP & chief marketing officer, B. Braun Medical; Joe Grispo Jr., SVP & chief sales officer, B. Braun Medical; Frank Katona, SVP & COO, B. Braun Medical; Cathy Codrea, SVP, general counsel & chief compliance officer, B. Braun Medical; Dr. Wes Cetnarowski, SVP, scientific affairs & CMO, B. Braun Medical


B. Braun has seen a flurry of product releases this year, launching its Easypump home infusion app, Diacap Pro Dialyzer, Protosan wound gel, Actreen urological mini catheters, the Docit and HubScrub sterilization devices and its Flow Collector ostomy device.

B. Braun also announced the integration of its Outlook large-volume infusion pumps with Iatric Systems Accelero Connect software, clearing the device to communicate with a number of electronic health record systems.

The company has also continued its focus on partnership, collaboration and profitability. Braun and Christie Medical said they plan to combine the VeinViewer system with Braun’s line of IV products to enhance the ease and safety of peripheral IV catheters.

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  1. Chris Newmarker says:

    Apologies. We had to fix a technical glitch with the Big 100 spreadsheet download. If you fill out the sign-up form now, you should get an email with a link to download the spreadsheet, instead of last year’s Big 100 edition.

  2. Chris, Thank you for the update. I just downloaded the Big 100.

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