KYON Veterinary Surgical Products was incorporated in 1999, in Zurich, Switzerland, to provide the veterinary orthopedic community with innovative products for joint surgery in dogs. KYON (kyon- Greek for dog) invents new techniques, designs implants and instruments, clinically develops procedures and materials, utilizes cutting edge manufacturing technology to produce the highest quality products, educates the veterinary community, and distributes world wide.
Following six years of clinical development by Slobodan Tepic, Dr.Sci., Dipl.Ing., of the AO Research Institute, Davos, and Prof. Pierre M. Montavon, Head of Small Animal Surgery at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zurich, KYON began the controlled clinical release of the Zürich Cementless Total Hip Replacement (THR). In 2002, the Zürich Cementless THR was launched to the veterinary community, addressing the chronic problems with conventional cemented THR and press-fit cementless THR. The Zurich Cementless stem is fixed to the medial side of the femur with screws to allow for secure fixation while eliminating the shear stresses that often cause aseptic loosening. Since launch, the Zurich Cementless THR has been used in over 13,000 cases by 300 veterinary orthopedic surgeons.
In early 2004, after three years of development, KYON began controlled clinical release of Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA). This new technique was a major innovation in the treatment of canine cruciate disease. TTA was launched to the veterinary community by the end of 2004 and it became one of the fastest growing procedures in veterinary orthopedics. TTA, invented by KYON, was developed to alleviate cranial cruciate deficiency in dogs by neutralization of the cranial tibial thrust without compromising joint congruency. This technique was a major departure from current practice, which includes using sutures to hold the femur in place relative to the tibia, or cutting the top of the tibia to rotate the tibial plateau. To date, KYON’s TTA implants have been used in over 130,000 cases by more than 1000 surgeons worldwide.
In 2007, KYON launched its third product line; the Advanced Locking Plate System (ALPS). Highly advanced manufacturing technologies used by KYON suppliers to produce the implants and instruments of the ALPS have given us an opportunity to provide veterinary surgeons with the most advanced and affordable plating system. Increased resistance to infection and faster, more consistent healing are all but certain benefits to come from clinical applications. Versatility of the plates in bending and their optimized geometry for strength and soft tissue cover, are also considered worthwhile improvements over state of the art in internal fracture fixation.
Stifle, hip and fracture repair systems have made major advances in recent decades, but surgeons and their patients are still troubled by difficult cases, adverse events, and less than ideal outcomes. KYON is committed to providing the veterinary orthopedic community with the best possible implants and instruments.
KYON continues to develop new techniques and products to further advance the field of veterinary orthopedic surgery.
Response to False Claims of Manufacturing Origin
In recent months we learned from a number of our clients that our competitors are spreading rumors that Kyon labels products imported from China as “Swiss made.” This is not true.
In 2017 Kyon paid only 7.1% of its total manufacturing costs to companies outside Switzerland (France, Germany, Netherlands and Taiwan). All non-Swiss suppliers are ISO 13485 certified for production of medical devices for human use and are producing according to Kyon drawings and quality specifications. None of these products are–or have ever been–labeled “Swiss made.”
Kyon relies on over 40 Swiss suppliers to produce its products and is rightly very proud of the high manufacturing quality of these Swiss suppliers and labels these products correctly as “Swiss made.” We have never labeled any products produced outside of Switzerland as “Swiss made.”
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about KYON quality standards and manufacturing origins, please contact us.
Slobodan Tepic, Dr.Sci.
CEO and President, Kyon AG
CH-8005 Zurich, Switzerland
In February 1999, KYON Veterinary Surgical Products began distribution of the Zurich Cementless Total Hip Replacement. Expanding on the success of the Zurich Cementless THR, KYON developed the TTA and ALPS to provide veterinary orthopedic surgeons with innovative products for joint and bone surgery in small animals. We invent, design, clinically test, manufacture to perfection, educate, and distribute throughout the world.
KYON AG serves veterinary surgeons in Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Africa. KYON AG is dedicated to providing the best possible customer service and resources to our clients.
Founder and Member of the Board: Slobodan Tepic, Dr. Sci., Dipl. Ing
Chief Executive Officer: Guy Spoerri
Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer: David Ammann
Chief Technical Officer: Stephen Bresina, Dr. Sci.
Office Manager/Purchasing Manager: Daniela Hitz
Marketing Director: Goran Cvetkovic
Accountant: Monika Buergler
Production and Sales: Francisco Alfonso
Production and Sales: Sarah Kleinstein
phone: +41 44 350 31 05
fax: +41 44 350 31 06
In June of 2007, KYON opened its Boston office, KYON Veterinary Surgical Products, to better serve veterinary surgeons in the Americas. Like its parent company, KYON is dedicated to providing the best possible products, customer service and resources to clients.
480 William F. McClellan HWY
Boston, MA 02128
Normal Business Hours
Monday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST
– Day before Thanksgiving: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST
– Christmas Eve: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST
– New Year’s Eve: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST
Closed for the following holidays:
– New Year’s Day
– Memorial Day
– Independence Day
– Labor Day
– Thanksgiving Day
– Friday after Thanksgiving
– Christmas Day
Chief Medical Officer: Otto Lanz, DVM, DAVCS
General Manager: Marta P. Harrington
Director of Education: Kent Harrington
Sales and Marketing Specialist: Lauren Ulm
Accounting Manager: Erin Krasco
Office Assistant: Steph Twining
Office Assistant: Meredith King
To become a KYON client, inquire about product pricing and sets, or speak with a representative about a KYON product or procedure, please contact us at our European and North American offices or complete and submit the form below.
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phone: +41 44 350 31 05
fax: +41 44 350 31 06
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