History of Success – our Milestones

WOM Group and its employees proudly look back at more than 40 years of success. From the outset, company founder Peter P. Wiest and his management colleagues followed the principle of acting sustainably and to be a driving force in the industry. WOM presents itself as a leader in Minimally Invasive Surgery as well as a competent OEM partner.


1972: The world's first hysteroscopy Insufflator
  • The worlds first hysteroscopy Insufflator was developed by WOM founder, Peter P. Wiest
  • The first model was produced on the kitchen table of his student apartment and will later allow expanding the uterus during treatments


Peter P. Wiest and Hubert Fuchs

Hubert Fuchs and Peter P. Wiest

  • Peter P. Wiest and Hubert Fuchs founded the company Wiest + Fuchs
  • The first offices of the young company were located in Berlin's Kreuzberg district, near Potsdamer Platz


  • The company concentrated on the field of arthroscopy, focusing on diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of knee joints


  • Entry into the laparoscopy market
  • WOM develops the world's first electronic Laparoflator for abdominal treatments


  • WOM opens its production site in Ludwigsstadt, Bavaria, employing 70 highly-skilled employees
  • The investment of around 10 million deutsche marks also provided a training and education center


  • The world's first Insufflator with 40 l/min. is launched on the market
  • Until then, the maximum flow rate was only 16 liters per minute


  • WOM opens its first overseas office in Orlando, Florida, USA
  • This is the company's response to the growing demand in the North American market


  • Launch of the HYS-SURGIMAT®
  • WOM underlines its now world-leading position in the field of hysteroscopy for treatments in uterine space by launching a new irrigation Pump with fluid balancing


Premature Baby

© HELIOS Klinikum Berlin-Buch, Thomas Oberländer

  • WOM develops special software for the Insufflator model F100 specifically used for pediatric Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • This allows for successful procedures on premature babies


  • Launch of the Gamma Finder ® II
  • The gamma detection probe supports the oncologist in cancer therapy to find the sentinel lymph node


First autoclavable 3-chip Medical-HD® Camera
  • The first autoclavable 3-chip Medical-HD® Camera is available on the market
  • This is WOM's response to the growing market of endoscopic Cameras


New unique generation of Insufflators
  • WOM develops a new unique generation of Insufflators for Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • The AirSeal® iFS Intelligent Flow System (AirSeal® is a registered trademark of CONMED)


  • With the opening of its Hong Kong office, WOM established a presence in Asia
  • This facilitates better customer support in this region


Cleanroom Production Building in Ludwigsstadt
  • A new cleanroom production building was completed in Ludwigsstadt
  • Thus, the company set new standards in the manufacture of accessories and tubing components


Multi-indication Pump
  • Successful launch of a Multi-indication Pump usable with arthroscopies, hysteroscopies, and laparoscopies


  • Small ARTHRO Pump with high performance


  • WOM join the Novanta Group
  • WOM is a brand of the MIS Group within Novanta, a leading technology company that delivers innovations to medical and advanced industrial OEMs


  • New generation of insufflators with smoke evacuation


  • WOM successfully launches autoclavable C-mount Video Couplers
  • The Video Couplers transmit the image from the endoscope to the video camera and can withstand multiple autoclave cycles



  • WOM und Schölly, two global leading companies in medical endoscopy presented a superb tower in a private label design at MEDICA 2018 in Dusseldorf, Germany
  • The endoscopic tower is a combination of endoscopic devices which is unique: LED light sources, high resolution cameras and endoscopes as well as high end pumps and insufflators from two leading companies in one design


  • We have bundled our brands Med X Change, NDS, Reach Technology and WOM to Novanta MIS Group
  • We are part of Novanta, a leading technology company focused on delivering innovative products to medical and advanced industrial OEM customers


  • Gamma Finder III ® Launch 
  • The Gamma Finder® III Wireless Gamma Detector brings its next generation of performance to the only self-contained probe, providing detection of relevant isotopes without a tethered or remote console