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The foundation

Founded in: 1981
Founders: Bernd Bühner and Pierre Mabille
Employees: more than 350 worldwide

EMS (Electro Medical Systems SA), was founded in Switzerland's Vallée de Joux.
A place where if you stand still, you get a sense of what silence is; you can almost
hear the fish breathing in the mirror-smooth lake.

And when you look around, you will see names which you would usually encounter
on quite different, far less quiet occasions: Jaeger-Le-Coultre, Breguet,
Audemars Piguet, Blancpain. 

For more than 200 years in this valley has manufactured micro-mechanical masterpieces of world acclaim. 

In the past, one would have called it a valley of industrious and creative innovators.
Nowadays, it might be more contemporary to speak of a valley of perfectionists. 
When it comes to precision and much more, this is where
NASA and Airbus come shopping. 

And this is also where EMS staff started to conceive,
develop and manufacture more than 30 years ago.

Early collaborations


The co-founder of EMS, Pierre Mabille, is the man who has developed and adapted the piezoceramic principle for the removal of dental tartar. And he is the inventor of Air-Flow®, which marks a new chapter in prophylaxis.


It is being put into effect with the help of all the expertise in the valley, the detailed problem-solving of all the people who work here in the spirit of the valley and, in particular, in co-operation with Jaeger-Le-Coultre and the suppliers of the most exclusive watch-making industry in the world which has its home in the Vallée de Joux.

The patents for the results of all this precision apply world-wide.

1981 - Oral Prophylaxis

The Game Changer

EMS revolutionized dental treatments by launching Air-Flow® Polishing and Piezon® Scaling.

Biofilm is the cause of caries, periodontitis and peri-implantitis.

We are the experts in removing the biofilm with our scientifically proven methods and our breakthrough products.
Our patients will enjoy natural and healthy teeth and implants for much longer.

The Swiss Dental Academy® courses enable dental professionals to apply our Guided Biofilm Therapy® protocol
and provide best practice care for their patients.

1991 - Stone Management

History and Future
of stone management

EMS launches the Swiss LithoClast®, a game-changing device for stone removal in the urinary tract and kidneys. 

Thanks to its proven safety and its success rates, the LithoClast principle quickly becomes
the most efficient and cost effective modality in rigid endoscopic Lithotripsy.

Market leader in this field, EMS provides the solution for all stones:

  • Swiss LithoClast® Master performs combined ultrasonic and pneumatic lithotripsy and assures ultrafast clearance time for large stones in the kidney and bladder
  • Swiss LithoClast® and Swiss LithoBreaker® for the fragmentation of even the hardest stones in the urinary tract.
  • Swiss LaserClast® Holmium laser for effective stone and tissue treatments with innovative pulse duration modulation.

1999 - Shock Waves Therapy

Top choice for the best –
Available for everybody

Re-purposing Radial and Focused Shock Wave technology,
EMS invents the solution for patients suffering of musculoskeletal and
dermatological pathologies
: the Swiss DolorClast® Method

The Swiss DolorClast® Method is based on 3 pillars:

  • Technology
  • Education
  • Clinical Proof

As the RSWT® inventor, EMS leads Shock Wave democratization:
Everybody has the right to effective and clinicaly proven pain therapy.

2016 - Swiss Beauty Concept


EMS successfully applies its medical shock wave technology to the beauty field.

With the Swiss Cellvibe®, EMS offers the beauty market a clinically proven, non-invasive device
for cellulite treatment
: acoustic vibes knocking out cellulite in 8 x 30 - gently and safely.

Intended for all women, regardless of their grade of cellulite (I to III), the Swiss CellVibe® is the solution.