OECHSLER is the global full-stack partner to the Healthcare Industry.

People's health is our central theme. Our competent approaches and services have made us a reliable partner to the medical technology and pharmaceutical industries for decades. As a value-adding supplier with profound product and application knowledge, our solution-oriented approach ranges from innovative concepts to design and development to delivery of the final product.

Product Portfolio

Inhalation & Drug Delivery
Diagnostic

Healthcare Events

OECHSLER Technology Footprint

POLYMER & POWDER INJECTION MOLDING
Additive Manufacturing
Automated Assembly

Healthcare at OECHSLER – your one-stop shop

Idea
  • Development of new approaches for products & processes by experienced development team
  • Customer-oriented solutions for healthcare applications
Development
  • Development of innovative technologies and processes to produce customer specified products
  • Design for Manufacturing, Design to Cost & Design to CO2 Footprint
Industrialiation
  • More than 30 years experience in industrialization of high-volume products
  • Worldwide production facilities
Series production
  • More than 200 Mio. parts produced
  • Global quality standard and manufacturing sites according to GMP-principles

Interview

Pulmotree has the ambition to develop and produce all products regionally at high-quality standards.

Ulf Krüger
CEO & Founder of Pulmotree

Interview PULMOTREE

Ulf Krueger is CEO and founder of Pulmotree. His experience in life sciences and especially in managing projects, programs and portfolios is the basis of Pulmotree’s business. He also brings his broad industry knowledge of strategic development, product management, R&D and industrialization of inhaled drug delivery products.

In his former position he held responsibility for the entire sector of mesh nebulizers. Previous to that, he held various positions in the research and development department. He is a graduate biomedical engineer and a certified senior project manager (IPMA Level B) and is a member of The Aerosol Society, the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the International Society for Aerosols in Medicine (ISAM).

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Please describe your first touch points and your professional journey through the healthcare industry. When and for what reasons did you decide to start your own business?

 

That's easy to answer: The decision was made over Christmas 2017. At the time, I was still at my former employer as Sector Head responsible for the entire new Nebulizer program. What motivated us to do this was the opportunity to both shape the company from the ground up according to its purpose and to develop new products based on the current and future needs of pharmaceutical companies, physicians and patients. And to do so completely independently of existing platforms, on which we would inevitably have had to build.

 

Please briefly introduce PULMOTREE to us. What makes your company special - especially in terms of hardware & software?

 

We define PULMOTREE as a "respiratory drug delivery boutique", specialized in targeted drug delivery to lung areas and partnering with pharmaceutical companies from the pre-clinical phase to product exit, in addition to our customized products. In doing so, it is important to us that we continuously keep the patients in focus and complement the topic of drug delivery with further solutions that support the therapy.

 

PULMOTREE and OECHSLER are collaborating on parts of the Kolibri mesh nebulizer platform. Please briefly introduce this application and explain why it is superior to other competitive products.

 

The Kolibri is a mesh nebulizer platform for combination products (Drug & Device), which is adapted to the respective patient groups, diseases, physical drug properties and the strategies of our pharma partners. Due to the fact that we were able to develop a completely new nebulizer platform again with all our experience, we were able to consider many still existing "Unmet Needs" from the beginning.

 

What added value does the product offer the user?

 

At this point, it might be necessary to briefly address the fact that the person to be treated and our customers (pharmaceutical companies) are two different individuals. And to make it even more complicated, the treating physicians also have their own requirements. Starting with the controlled and efficiency-tuned deposition of drugs (e.g. into the alveoli of the lungs), we have implemented unique selling propositions that give patients feedback on the correct inhalation maneuver at any time, data on adherence and inhalation quality can be automatically evaluated in clinical studies, or the pharmaceutical company is protected from product piracy with the Key & Lock functionality.

 

At which points does PULMOTREE cooperate with OECHSLER and for what reasons? How does OECHSLER stand out from other technology partners?

 

We cooperate with OECHSLER in the field of design-for-manufacturing, development and production of small and large series tools and the production of components. In addition to the high quality requirements, Pulmotree has the ambition to develop and produce all products regionally as far as possible and all this in  partnership rather than in a classical client-supplier relationship. Our experience has shown that the latter ensures significantly shorter development times if you manage to bring the teams together at an early stage and establish a trusting relationship at eye level. I think the teams from PULMOTREE and OECHSLER have managed this very well.

 

Where do you see PULMOTREE in ten years?

 

PULMOTREE is to grow sensibly and, above all, sustainably. We are already positioning the company in such a way that the growing demand for the Kolibri, for example, can be scaled up quickly and with consistent quality in accordance with a step-by-step plan. The same applies here to the growing product portfolio, which we will expand in the coming years, sustainably, taking into account our integrative "local sourcing" strategy.

We offer the complete service to develop the best solution for our customers' applications and requirements.

 

 

Injection Molding Excellence

With experience from over 70 years in plastic injection molding, this is the center of OECHSLER's technological footprint. Here, customers receive forward-looking solutions in plastics technology - from precise and sophisticated technical individual parts to complex assemblies and systems. In addition to the core competencies of development, mold making and injection molding, the range of services also includes the fully automated assembly of subassemblies.
In doing so, OECHSLER can cover the entire spectrum, such as multi-component injection molding, miniaturization, thin-wall injection molding.

Clean Room Production

The entire production chain of OECHSLER, starting with precision injection molding for small and large series projects, followed by assembly for entire systems, and packaging, is carried out at OECHSLER in ISO Class 7 and 8 cleanrooms. With the "Course Healthcare" campaign, which includes an expansion of cleanroom capacities by 2500 sqm, OECHSLER will also be able to develop and produce medical projects of the highest requirements in the future.

Quality Excellence

OECHSLER has build a reputation of producing high-quality parts only. In more than 30 years of supplying the healthcare industry OECHSLER has aquired extended quality certificates, including DIN ISO 13485.

Automated Production and Assembly

A high degree in production and assembly automation is also on of our unique seeling points. The in-house developed production and automation technology as well as special machine construction enables short cycle times during injection molding, simplified handling of the components and finally fully automated assembly and testing.

Any questions? Our Healthcare experts are there for you.

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