If we had helped to save
the lives of patients, we have fulfilled our mission
A human cannot perform great works
alone. Only together we can achieve the results
we wish. I want
to thank all the people who have helped me and those who have allowed
me to help them
create and build the Millennium of Lithuania of which we all are
The Individual Private Company
PRINCIPALMED was established by Dr. Kestutis Laurusonis (Lithuanian: Kζstutis Lauruπonis) in the year
of 1992. No commercial work has happened during the first 3 years until Medical
Information Service was active as a main activity of PRINCIPALMED and as the
part of the Lithuanian Association of the Heads of the Hospitals. PRINCIPALMED
Joint Stock Company, Ltd. was registered in 1995. Now the Company is active in
all three Baltic States (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia).
Today PRINCIPALMED staff consists of 6 Product and Sales
Managers, Manager for Technical issues,
4 Medical Engineers, Administrative Manager, Clinical Director and General
Manager. All of staff members have
University degree of education in the following fields: Medice, Finance and
Administration Management, Telecommunication and Electronics, Economy or Law.
In addition to this, specialists have experience in Medical Practice as well.
The staff is trained for sales of the medical products and is certifed for
their work. The staff and the Company itself are certifed for the installation
and maintenance of medical equipment at the time of initial warranty and
throughout follow-up warranty periods. The finance and legal aspects are
followed up by International Audit
Company IN SALVO.
development of the Information Data Base
for medical technologies in specific fields;
new medical technologies into Health
Marketing and sales
of medical equipment and disposable
products for State and Private Health Care
Provision of the
Educational Program and training of Medical
and Engineering staff for new medical technologies;
Support for customers;
repair of medical equipment;
assistance for Clinical Studies and Research
of new technologies including studies for FDA
certification at University Hospitals.
supported by PRINCIPALMED:
For FDA approval of Pulmonary Valved Conduit (PVC) at Vilnius
University Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos;
For Evaluation of efficiency of hypothermia prevention by
Convective patient warming at Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kauno
For Operative Ventricular defibrilation study to be designed as
a multicenter and random study that evaluates the defibrillation safety,
efficiency and superior performance of Rectilinear biphasic waveform at Vilnius
University Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos.
The Company works
with individual medical products but prefers to combine and coordinate them
within the Programmes.
Intensive Care, Pain Therapy, Emergency Medicine, Ambulance
instruments, Head Lights, Surgical Loops
MIS,VATS, Haemostatic and Ligating Clips
Invasive Cardiology, Electrophysiology of the Heart
Invasive Radiology, Phlebology
Repair of Medical Equipment
Sales department is
facilitated and closely related to the Medical Engineering department.
Technologies not earlier incorporated into Lithuanian Health Care practice and
Improvements was implemented by PRINCIPALMED in separate Programmes.
List of New Medical Technologies and
Improvements in each separate Programme is presented separately.
treatment of patients using technologies introduced by PRINCIPALMED had
initiated regular State funding for successfully approved programs.
been declared by official State Authorities to be within the Best small
companies of whole Lithuania several
The Company also
has received awards for its performance at Vilnius University Hospital
Association of Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeons as the part of Scandinavian
Association of Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeons has awarded PRINCIPALMED for
partnership and support.
chosen by the manufacturers to be
awarded with the title of Best World-wide Distributor for Excellence in Sales Grow Cardiovascular
Products, Cardiac / Vascular Instrumentation and Cardio Core Instrumentation.
Medical Company PRINCIPALMED was the one and only company selected to represent New Medical Technologies
and Improvements in the country for Lithuanian Millennium Anniversary. (Laurusonis K. Medical Company
PRINCIPALMED: If we have done anything to help save the lives of patients, we
have fulfilled our mission // Lithuanian Business Review . ISSN 1392-9739 .
2009, nr. 1-2, p. 98-99)
The Company was
selected to be within the best Lithuanian companies by receiving an awarding
FIVE STARS Certificate Strongest in Lithuania .
The pictures in
this Company Profile are representing only a few examples of Implementations of
new medical technologies through PRINCIPALMED.
surgical and diagnostic system for precise neurosurgery - 3D Ultrasound Based
Intraoperative Imaging for Navigation.
Endoscopy system - 3D Intraoperative visualisation and Surgical Loupes.
3. The part of
Heart Transplant program - Artificial Heart for severe patients as an opportunity for recovery or Bridge to Heart
Transplant while waiting for
the Donors heart
(implementation in all 3 Heart Transplant centers of Baltic region - at Vilnius
(1998), Kaunas (2003) and Ryga (2006) as well as at the Institute of
Transplantology in Moscow (Russia) in 2006.
4. The next step -
implementation of the Total Artificial Heart (TAH) by total replacing of a diseased
5. Implantation of
Stentgrafts for Aorta Dissection treatment - new steps of Invasive Cardiology
(5 A.) and Open Heart surgery (5 B.).
investigation during Magnet Resonance Imaging (MRI) for Functional Neurosurgery
in case of Movement Disorders, Epilepsy and for biopsies in Neurooncology.
7. Life saving
Liver function support system - Artificial Liver.
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