History

2010
On October 29, 2010, COLTENE Holding AG acquires the remaining 60% of the Brazilian company Vigodent SA Indùstria e Comércio, Bonsucesso/Rio de Janeiro.

2009

On July 1, 2009, COLTENE Holding AG acquires a 40% stake in the Brazilian company Vigodent SA Indústria e Comércio, Bonsucesso/Rio de Janeiro.

2008
On February 27, 2008, Medisize Holding AG sells its complete medical business to Medifiq Healthcare OY (Finland) and changes its name to COLTENE Holding AG. COLTENE is now exclusively focused on the dental market.

2007
COLTENE acquires CEI Cutting Edge Instruments, Inc., USA (Bridgewater Corners, Vermont).
   
2006
The former Health Care Division of the Swiss Gurit-Heberlein Group goes public on June 23, 2006 on the SIX Swiss Exchange. The independent company is listed as Medisize Holding AG.

2006
Until 2006, reporting of dental market activities (now COLTENE) were part of the Healtchcare Division of Gurit Holding AG (see www.gurit.com).