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The home of Getinge’s polyester vascular grafts

In the French coastal town of La Ciotat, Getinge’s production site is reaching record deliveries of vascular grafts; critical products used every day by health care providers to treat patients around the globe.

Stepping into Getinge’s facilities in La Ciotat, France, there is a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The medtech company’s brand promise “Passion For Life” is built into these walls. Employees are proud to meet the increasing global demand by producing quality polyester grafts and patches to treat aortic and peripheral vascular diseases.

“With over 40 years of technical and clinical experience in vascular graft technology, the demand for our solutions is still growing. Following a 2020 expansion project to increase our manufacturing capacity, we are able to reach record delivery rates,” says Jocelyn Lebrun, Managing Director of the production site. “This, of course, generates even more positive spirit among our talented co-workers.”

Over 300 employees within production, quality, R&D, IT, marketing and several other areas have their base at the site that exceeds 5,000 square meters, of which approximately a fifth is clean rooms.

“We manufacture a broad line of collagen coated knitted and woven vascular grafts and patches. It’s amazing to see the process, which starts with a reel of thread and finishes with a high-quality medical device for patients to support crucial treatments.”

Getinge is proud of the growth, allowing the company to supply more surgeons with vascular surgery technologies. Along with the production site’s expanded footprint, the capacity increase creates new career opportunities for the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in France.

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