Dr. Gerhard Kirmse

Aesculap AG

Postal Address
Aesculap AG
Global Sales & Market Management
Am Aesculap-Platz
78532 Tuttlingen

Gerhard Kirmse, born in 1966, studied Biomedical Engineering at the Universities of Bochum and Berlin, Germany, and received his diploma in 1992. After several positions in international product management and business development in Germany and in the USA, he became Director of the Technical Support Department at Aesculap, Tuttlingen. He additionally holds degrees in business administration and lean manufacturing.
In this position he has been providing consulting for CSSDs and hospitals in regards of processes, material flow organization and material science. He is member of the Quality Task Group of the German Society for Sterile Supply and several other committees. More than 200 hospitals have been visited.
His doctorate was completed in 2014 with the topic of influence factors on cleaning of surgical instruments. Process optimization and testing methods are major topics. Further research topics are surface changes and steam sterilization and process organization. He gave various presentations on national and international meetings.
In 2013 Dr. Gerhard Kirmse became director of Technical Competence Center at Aesculap, Tuttlingen. The mission is to further advance standards and organization in CSSDs and hospitals including techniques such as FMEA, risk analysis and flow analysis.

Courses in the BME Master's Program