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Our potential for success...

... is a strong team that is fully involved in the development, production and marketing of cardiovascular implants,

Thomas J. Bogenschütz is co-founder and CEO of MEDIRA. He has more than 30 years of experience in the medical technology industry. Previously, among others he worked as CEO for JOTEC GmbH for more than a decade. Before MEDIRA, Mr. Bogenschütz was Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing EMEA and General Manager JOTEC at CryoLife Inc.. Mr. Bogenschütz has a diploma in industrial engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Esslingen.

Thomas J. Bogenschütz


Katharina Doster is Head of Finance, Human Resources and IT. She has more than a decade of experience in the medical device industry and 13 years in business administration. Before MEDIRA, Katharina Doster held various positions, most recently as Director for Strategy & Organization at JOTEC GmbH. Ms. Doster has a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from the South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences.

Katharina Doster


Dr. Giuseppe Pisani is Head of Development at MEDIRA. He has more than 16 years of experience in the field of structural heart disease. Before joining MEDIRA, Dr. Pisani at LivaNova PLC, Strait Access Technologies in the field of structural heart disease as a development engineer and consultant. Most recently, he was Head of the Prosthesis Development Group at Biotronik. Dr. Pisani holds a Master's degree in Biomechanical Engineering and a PhD in Biomechanics and Bioengineering from the Polytecnico di Torino, where he also served as a lecturer for the Master's course in Experimental Biodynamics and Biomechanics.

Dr. Giuseppe Pisani


Dr. Kerstin Ragnitz is Head of Clinical Affairs. She has more than 20 years of experience in the medical device industry. Prior joining MEDIRA Dr. Ragnitz held various positions in Development, Product Management, Sales and Marketing at JOTEC GmbH and most recently was Senior Director Marketing EMEA at CryoLife. Dr. Ragnitz has a Diploma in technical biology and a PhD in natural sciences from the University of Stuttgart.

Dr. Kerstin Ragnitz

VP Clinical Affairs

Steffen Rauschenberger is Head of Quality Management and Regulatory Affairs at MEDIRA. He has over 20 years of professional experience in the field of implantable non-active medical devices. Previously, Mr. Rauschenberger was R&D Project Manager at JOTEC GmbH before taking over as Head of Quality Management and Regulatory Affairs there. Immediately before joining MEDIRA, he worked as a project consultant for Quality and Regulatory Affairs. Mr. Rauschenberger holds a Diploma in General and Analytical Chemistry from Reutlingen University of Applied Sciences.

Steffen Rauschenberger

VP Quality & Regulatory Affairs

Jan Ulmer is Head of Marketing and Sales. He has more than 15 years of experience in the field of medical implants. Before MEDIRA, Mr. Ulmer held various positions in Development, Sales and Marketing at JOTEC GmbH and most recently was Sales Manager for the German-speaking countries at Cryolife. Mr. Ulmer has a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology and a Master of Business Administration in Medical Devices and Health Economics from Furtwangen University.

Jan Ulmer

VP Marketing and Sales

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Interested in creative and diversified work in a job where you can have a big impact?

We get things moving in

the treatment of heart disease

MEDIRA is a medical technology company based in Balingen. Through our developments, we support physicians to treat patients with heart disease easily, safely and quickly.

High level of vertical integration, well connected

Our facility contains development, test laboratories, clean rooms and production under one roof. With lean hierarchies and an efficient working environment, we create the ideal platform for creative team work. MEDIRA is located in Balingen as part of the "Medical Valley", a medical technology cluster in southern Germany.

New ways,

new products,

new opportunities...

... to save lives and improve quality of life. With a focus on heart diseases and in collaboration with physicians, we develop unique technologies and treatment methods. We strive to be recognized as a technology leader by heart specialists worldwide.

... as well as a proven management team with many years of expertise in medical industry. We know exactly what we are doing and what is important.

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