Founded in 1867, Aesculap is one of the world's largest manufacturers of surgical instruments. It serves medical professionals and provides implantation services for neurosurgery, cardiovascular and laparoscopic. The company also offers educational programs and technical and repair services. Aesculap has achieved ISO 9001:2000. It operates the Aesculap Academy. The company is a part of the B. Braun Melsungen AG.