About us

VUP Medical, a.s. (formerly Výzkumný ústav pletařský) was founded in as early as 1949. The first knitted vascular prostheses were already implanted in 1961. The company has undergone a number of fundamental changes but today it ranks among world’s leading manufacturers of special implantable and nonimplantable medical devices.

VUP history

Our firm has a long history and tradition. It was founded on October 1, 1949 within the scope of the department of research and development of Československé textilní závody n.p. /Czechoslovak Textile Enterprises. On the basis of the authorization granted to him by the Minister of Light Industry, the general director of Československé textilní závody set up Výzkumný ústav vlnařský a pletařský /Wool and Knitting Research Institute in Brno by his action of January 25, 1951 as an autonomous organizational and economic unit as of January 1, 1951. Pursuant to the decision of the Ministry of Light Industry of February 21, 1952, Výzkumný ústav pletařský /Knitting Research Institute was established in Brno as an institution of the state administration effective beginning January 1, 1952. The institute’s line of business/mission:
 
  • Research in the utilization of domestic raw materials and new synthetic fibres in the knitting industry, particularly those materials that had not been used in knitting industry yet
  • Improvements in the existing knitting machines by means of mechanization, automation and semi-automation
  • Research in the field of new machines for continuous production in the knitting industry, particularly for production of nonwoven fabrics
  • Improvement of technological procedures and new technological solutions
  • Provision of technical services for production plants

The assets of the state-owned enterprise were assessed at 31,238,000 Czechoslovak crowns.On the basis of a Founding Scheme of VÚP s.p., approved by the Ministry of Industry of the Czech Republic, the VÚP joint-stock company was established. This „small“ joint-stock company had a registered capital of 100,000 Czechoslovak crowns and its 100 percent owner was VÚP s.p., and thus it existed alongside the VÚP state-owned enterprise. The date of its establishment and recording into the Commercial Register was March 20, 1991. The line of business was the same as the later „big“ joint-stock company. One share was issued on the registered capital in the name of VÚP s.p. On the basis of the decision by the Ministry of Industry of the Czech Republic on March 27, 1991, the VÚP state-owned enterprise was dissolved on March 31,1991 without liquidation, and on the same date the VÚP joint-stock company’s share with a nominal value of 100,000 Czechoslovak crowns was transferred to the Ministry of Industry of the Czech Republic as the sole shareholder. The entire property of the dissolved state-owned enterprise with a residual value of 33,904,000 Cz. crowns, including all rights and obligations, was transferred to the VÚP joint-stock company. With this step, the transformation of VÚP from a state-owned enterprise to a joint-stock company was completed. VÚP is a joint-stock company at the present time. The actual act of privatisation was carried out in the form of the direct sale of shares on the basis of an approved privatisation project.
 

Present state

VUP Medical, a.s. has undergone a number of changes resulting in its focus on:
  • vascular surgery
  • hernia solutions
  • wound care
  • tissue engineering
Today the main priority is to produce products and goods with high performance characteristics and reliability with a focus on high quality, flexibility, and high level of services.
 

VUP, a.s. is searching for new partners

“Declare the past, diagnose the present, foretell the future.” 

Hippocrates (460 BC – 370 BC) 
 

Do you want to be successful in the future and work with friendly and loyal people? You can start selling our products and become our partner, or cooperate with us in the research and production of new, innovative, and highly demanded medical items. Our company is a very flexible company with a long tradition in both the research and medical fields of medicine. 
We are searching for health-care professionals for cooperation in the scientific and business fields. 
Areas of interest: special implantable and non-implantable medical devices.
You are welcome to write us any questions or suggestions via email: sales@vup.cz

Company's mission and vision

Vision

  • We are a dynamic company, friendly to employees and the environment
  • We successfully sell a wide portfolio of top quality medical devices
  • We participate in the research and development of medical devices at an international level
 

Mission

  • We are here to support surgeons in a successful treatment of their patients, and to participate in the improvement of the quality of life of society as a whole
  • We are developing new and better products that can soon be used in practice
 

VUP is searching for new partners

Do you want to be successful in the future and work with friendly and loyal people? You can start selling our products and become our partner, or cooperate with us in the research and production of new, innovative, and highly demanded medical items. Our company is a very flexible company with a long tradition in both the research and medical fields of medicine. 
We are searching for health-care professionals for cooperation in the scientific and business fields. 
Areas of interest: special implantable and non-implantable medical devices.
 
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