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1939 – 1959

Sven Husted-Andersen, Sr. founds his first company D.E.H., Dansk Elektrohegn, in Copenhagen. The company produces and sells electrical apparatus for pasture fences and later also electrical mixers and shavers, alongside other products.

Sven Husted-Andersen, Sr. becomes interested in medicine when he befriends a Swedish medical doctor who served in the Korean War. Sterility problems and poor hygiene during medical care for ill and injured people inspire him to develop medical products for single use.

In the mid-fifties, PVC-tubing could be produced for the medical use for the first time. Due to that, D.E.H. was one of the first companies with a product of this kind in the world.

1939

Sven Husted-Andersen, Sr. starts producing infusion and transfusion devices in Heiligenhafen, Schleswig-Holstein. TRANSCODAN is founded with 20 employees.

1959

1960 – 1969

Manufacture of the first automatically air-vented infusion set in the world – the R61 infusion set.

1961

Expansion of the company’s injection moulding department, assembly, metal workshop, tube drawing department, cannula assembly and packaging. The company grows to 140 employees.

1962

TRANSCODAN takes over the site of a former stocking factory in Lensahn, Germany.

1964

TRANSCODAN Lda.in Odivelas, Portugal, is founded to expand production capacity.

1966

1970 – 1979

Product development: The L70 infusion set, a result of ongoing development work at TRANSCODAN.

1970

Expansion of the workshop and the injection moulding department as well as construction of company-owned apartments for employees in Lensahn, Germany.

TRANSCODAN ventures „across the pond“: MEDLON Inc. is founded in Burbank, California, USA.

1971

Expansion of capacity, completion and commissioning of the new production building on the company site in Lensahn, a large new sterilisation unit also being part of the investment.

1978

1980 – 1989

The name of the company is changed to CODAN as part of starting up direct sales companies. CODAN Medizinische Geräte GmbH & Co KG celebrates its 25th anniversary with around 600 employees.

The company erects a new warehouse with workshops in Lensahn.

Establishment of the direct sales company CODAN Vertrieb GmbH & Co KG (today CODAN pvb Medical GmbH) in Germany.

1984

Product development: The V86 infusion set, with integrated CODAN Check Valve, the result of ongoing development work at CODAN.

Establishment of the direct sales companies CODAN NORGE AS in Norway and CODAN Limited in Great Britain.

Acquisition of CODAN TRIPLUS AB in Sweden.

1986

Acquisition of CODAN Steritex ApS in Denmark as a further production plant. Establishment of the direct sales company CODAN FRANCE Sarl in France.

1987

1990 – 1999

Establishment of the direct sales company CODAN Medical AG in Switzerland.

1992

Establishment of the direct sales company CODAN BV in the Netherlands.

Acquisition of a production plant for single use syringes CODAN Medical ApS in Denmark.

1996

CODAN develops and sells the first Cyto-Ad Z® systems for administration of cytotoxic drugs.

Relocation of MEDLON Inc. to Santa Ana, California, USA, and change of name to CODAN US Corporation.

1997

Acquisition of the direct sales company CODAN s.r.l. in Italy.

1999

2000 – 2009

Acquisition of sales and production company CODAN ARGUS AG in Switzerland.
Development, production and sales of volumetric infusion und syringe pumps.

2001

Acquisition of sales and production company CODAN pvb Critical Care GmbH in Germany. Development, production and sales of invasive blood pressure monitoring systems.

2005

Establishment of the direct sales company CODAN Medical GmbH in Austria.

2006

Establishment of the direct sales company CODAN Inc. in Buffalo, NY, USA.

2007

50 years of CODAN Medizinische Geräte GmbH & Co KG.

2009

2010 – 2019

Introduction of the new ARGUS 717 V / ARGUS 718 V volumetric infusion pump, including new ARGUSservice for models ARGUS 606 S and ARGUS 717 V / ARGUS 718 V.

2013

50 years of CODAN PORTUGAL Instrumentos Médicos, S.A.

2015

Establishment of a production facility in Mexico.
Introduction of the A616S InCare and A616S TCI syringe pumps.

2017

60 years of CODAN Medizinische Geräte GmbH & Co KG.

Introduction of the next generation of innovative Barcode Assisted Infusion (BAI) for CODAN volumetric infusion pumps.

2019