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History of the Company Beznoska - tradition and development


In the Czech republic, the tradition of manufacturing tools/instruments and implants for bone surgery goes back to this mid-1920’s.  As early as in the 1950’s, metallurgists began to work, in collaboration with orthopedists, on development of specific materials with good compatibility with human organism, i.e., suitable for manufacture of implants.  The firm commissioned with the project for designing and manufacturing such materials and products at that time was POLDI SONP in Kladno which picked up the challenge.  Developmental activities evolved so successfully that an independent workshop, “Surgery”, was established towards the end of the 1960’s, which began to manufacture, in the 1970 – 1980’s, artificial devices under brand names POLDI 1 – POLDI 7, both for internal and external osteosynthesis and hip joint replacement.  Constant development and growth of production eventually called for and led to complete detachment of the “Surgery” workshop and construction of a new building away from the POLDI plant.

The facility was then headed by Stanislav Beznoska, who retired soon thereafter, in 1990.  However, his retirement was not to last very long.
In 1991, a major privatization wave takes place and Stanislav Beznoska decides to make use of his many years of experience.  He presents the winning privatization project.  Thus, at the beginning of 1992, the current company, BEZNOSKA s.r.o., was founded and took over the entire assets of the former “Surgery”, including its production program and all employees.  The company’s emancipation was considerably facilitated by the circumstance that it no longer was part of the POLDI plant.  However, in order to ensure full-fledged functionality of the company, it was necessary to build up a completely new marketing and economic divisions, design and development engineering, and logistics.

For the sake of better organization, the company was initially split into two independent parts:  BEZNOSKA-MEDITECH s.r.o., which concentrated on commercial activities and was moved to the House of Technology (Dům techniky) in Kladno-Sítná, and BMT POLDI s.r.o., which continued to pursue activities in development and manufacture in the existing place of operation in Kladno-Kročehlavy.  Both companies collaborated closely from the very beginning.  Eventually, however, it proved to be constructive to merge both companies under one trade name: BEZNOSKA s.r.o.  This fundamental change involved also construction of a new administrative building in Kročehlavy, thus finalizing the company’s merger to a single location and address in 1999.

As time went by

2013 The implant was developed in cooperation with Head Physician MUDr. Vladimír Frič, CSc. of the 3rd Orthopaedics Department at Prague – Vinohrady. Clinical trials were also conducted at the 3rd Orthopaedics Department, and it has been offered by BEZNOSKA s.r.o. since 2013.
2013 The type T total trapeziometacarpal joint replacement was launched in 2013. The Deputy Head Physician of the Orthopaedics Department of Havlíčkův Brod Hospital, MUDr. Lubomír Trtík, made a very significant contribution to the development of this implant in cooperation with Beznoska s.r.o.
2012 Entry into a new market segment – Launch of type CANIS dog hip joint endoprosthesis. There are more than 3,000 products on offer.
2011 Partial pelvic replacement for cancer patients using CT data. Export activities account for 40% of total revenues.
2010 New cemented, cementless and modular cementless stems of hip joints with TRIO instrumentarium.
2009 The sale of CeramTec ceramic heads for total hip joint replacement was launched. The company specialises in the replacement of large joints, and is reducing its traumatology assortment.

Nominated for the Final of the Czech Grand Design competition in the Firm of the Year category.

2008 Unicondylar replacement of the type UKR hip joint. Implant and instrumentarium for the reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament of the type ACL hip joint.
2007 New type CSB cervical-capital endoprosthesis with straight stem. Presentation of instruments for mini-invasive surgery of hip joint replacement – sets MIS 1 and MIS 2. Designer Anna Hanzalová wins the Discovery of the Year prize for the design of orthopaedic instruments for our company at the presentation of annual prizes of the Academy of Design of the Czech Republic.
2006 Type CMS anatomical hinge internal rotation hip joint replacement for oncological and revision surgery. Type RMD revision modular hip joint stem. Launch of the cerclage system.
2005 Type TC oval revision shell. Type SVL/RP total knee joint replacement with rotary tibial plateau.
2004 Type RSC implant for the revision of acetabular – modular revision cup. Organisation of the 20th National Medical Symposium of BEZNOSKA s.r.o.
2003 New type CSC cemented hip joint straight stem endoprosthesis. Type SVR revision knee joint replacement. Medical symposium in Yekaterinburg.
2002 Presentation of the new, type 02 cemented hip joint cup with centralisers. The company is celebrating 10 years under the Beznoska brand. 20% share of exports in total revenues.
2001 Founding of the first foreign subsidiary, BEZNOSKA Slovakia s.r.o., based in Banská Bystrica. Launch of the type SF revision cementless hip joint stem.
2000 Launch of type CR reconstruction nails. Commencement of publication of the Information Bulletin, providing news in the areas of development, sales and marketing. Production portfolio includes 2,200 products.
1999 Development of the new type SF total cementless hip joint endoprosthesis. A new administrative building was built to incorporate the entire company under one address. Revenues exceeded CZK 100 million for the first time.
1998 Presentation of the type SVL total knee joint replacement. Granted the European CE conformity marking for the entire assortment of products.
1997 Further new products are launched:
– Set of instruments and implants for osteosynthesis of the DSS dynamic hip screw and the DKS dynamic condylar screw
– Set of instruments and implants for the application of CF femoral nails
1996 A year of investment into production technologies and control equipment to ensure even higher quality of the products of the company in future. CH humeral nails were included in serial production.
1995 The ISO 9001 certificate of quality was awarded by the German company RW TÜV Essen. The biarticular hip joint head was launched. The first symposium for Russian doctors was organised in Moscow.
1994 Launch of the intermedullary nailing production programme – the new product is a set of instruments and implants for TT tibial nails. First exhibition at MEDICA, the largest medical trade fair, in Dusseldorf.
1993 Registration of the trademark and logo of BEZNOSKA s.r.o. Launch of the new Beznoska cementless hip joint shell. The company becomes a honourable member of ČSOT (Czech Society for Orthopaedics and Traumatology).
1992 Registration of a new company under the “Beznoska Meditech” brand. Reestablishment of the tradition of medical symposiums and the organisation of its own 10th National Medical Symposium. Launch of a set of instruments and implants for maxillofacial surgery under the POLDI 5 MINI brand.
1991 In the large-scale privatisation, Stanislav Beznoska submits a privatisation project, which is approved by the end of the year. The company offers 800 different products.
1987 Exclusion of “Surgery” from the Anticorro operation. “Surgery” becomes a separate operation with separate accounting.
1985 Launch of production in premises in a new four-storey building. The assortment contains the already complete sets POLDI 1 – POLDI 7, implants for internal and external Osteosynthesis, and hip joint replacements.
1980 The POLDI 5 set for the osteosynthesis of small bones was put into serial production, which in the same year was rated as the best product by the Federal Ministry of Metallurgy and Engineering. Launch of production of nails.
1979 The first tumorous knee joint replacement operation.
1978 Launch of production of the cervical-capitular hip joint replacements.
1977 First tumorous proximal femur end replacement in the then Czechoslovak Socialist Republic.
1975 The POLDI 3 set wins a gold medal at the International Trade Fair in Brno and is declared best product of the year.
1972 Expansion of production of the POLDI 2 set for joining together the region of the proximal and distal femur. POLDI 1 and POLDI 2 sets are registered in the index of the best Czechoslovak products. POLDI 3 set for the application of the total hip joint endoprosthesis.
1971 Commencement of cooperation with MUDr. Oldřich Čech. Upon his recommendation, the basic set of implants was complemented by instruments and renamed POLDI 1.
1970 Jako vedoucí provozu Anticorro, do něhož spadá i dílna “Chirurgie” nastupuje pan Stanislav Beznoska. Probíhá rozšiřování výroby.
1969 First set of implants for osteosynthesis of long bones. 78 implants worth almost CZK 3 million were sold in the same year.
1968 Opening of the new “Surgery” workshop for the production of cortical and spongiosis screws at POLDI SONP Kladno.