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The increased demand for validation and verification of cleaning surgical instruments sparked the founding of the SMP GmbH. Based on the expertise of the company founder in the field of surgical instruments and hygiene, as well as the experiences of various collaborative research projects provides SMP GmbH services, which allows to make medical technology company well-founded statements about their products in the field of recycling and hygiene, as required by the Medical Device Directive .


The establishment of the SMP GmbH in May 2000 was preceded by a close cooperation of most of the company founder in the testing center for medical devices ( PMP) . PMP were involved in the scientific , medical Reutlingen Institute (NMI ) , the Section for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS ) and the Hospital Hygiene, University Hospital of TĂĽbingen . The interdisciplinarity in PMP supported the beneficial development and validation of new test methods.


Prof. Dr. med. Gerhard Bueß †


Dr. med. Dipl. Ing. Thomas W. FenglerArzt, Ingenieur
Prof. em. Dr. Peter Heeg Klinikhygieniker
Dr. Rudolf Reichl


Klaus RothGeschäftsführer
Dr. rer. nat. habil. Ludger SchniederPhysiker, Geschäftsführer
Prof. Dr. med. Marc O. SchurrArzt