“If we had helped to save

the lives of patients, we have fulfilled our mission”


                               A human cannot perform great works alone. Only together we can achieve the results

                                we wish. I want to thank all the people who have helped me and those who have allowed

                                me to help them create and build the Millennium of Lithuania – of which we all are proud

                                today !


                                Kestutis Laurusonis, M.D. 

                                Cardiac Surgeon

                                General Manager                            

The Individual Private Company PRINCIPALMED was established by Dr. Kestutis Laurusonis (Lithuanian: Kζstutis Lauruπonis) in the year of 1992. No commercial work has happened during the first 3 years until Medical Information Service was active as a main activity of PRINCIPALMED and as the part of the Lithuanian Association of the Heads of the Hospitals. PRINCIPALMED Joint Stock Company, Ltd. was registered in 1995. Now the Company is active in all three Baltic States (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia).

Today PRINCIPALMED staff consists of 6 Product and Sales Managers, Manager for  Technical issues, 4 Medical Engineers, Administrative Manager, Clinical Director and General Manager. All of    staff members have University degree of education in the following fields: Medice, Finance and Administration Management, Telecommunication and Electronics, Economy or Law. In addition to this, specialists have experience in Medical Practice as well. The staff is trained for sales of the medical products and is certifed for their work. The staff and the Company itself are certifed for the installation and maintenance of medical equipment at the time of initial warranty and throughout follow-up warranty periods. The finance and legal aspects are followed up by International  Audit Company IN SALVO.


Major Company Activities:


• Build-up and development of the Information Data Base

  for medical technologies in specific fields;


• Implementation of new medical technologies into Health

  Care institutions;


• Marketing and sales of medical equipment and disposable

  products for State and Private Health Care institutions;


• Provision of the Educational Program and training of Medical       

  and Engineering staff  for new medical technologies;


• Follow-up Sales Support for customers;                                        


• Maintenance and repair of medical equipment;        


• Support and assistance for Clinical Studies and Research           

  of new technologies including studies for FDA and CE

certification at University Hospitals.























Clinical Sudies supported by PRINCIPALMED:


•          For FDA approval of „Pulmonary Valved Conduit (PVC)“ – at Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos;


•          For „Evaluation of efficiency of hypothermia prevention by Convective patient warming“ – at Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kauno Klinikos;


•          For „Operative Ventricular defibrilation study to be designed as a multicenter and random study that evaluates the defibrillation safety, efficiency and superior performance of Rectilinear biphasic waveform – at Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos.




The Company works with individual medical products but prefers to combine and coordinate them within the Programmes.


Programmes managed by PRINCIPALMED:


Operating Room equipment

Medical Furniture, Audio-Visualisation Systems

Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care, Pain Therapy, Emergency Medicine, Ambulance


Surgical instruments, Head Lights, Surgical Loops

Endoscopic Surgery, MIS,VATS,  Haemostatic and Ligating Clips


Neurology, Invasive Neurology


OMF Surgery



Cardiac Surgery

Cardiology, Invasive Cardiology, Electrophysiology of the Heart

Thoracic Surgery


Vascular Surgery, Invasive Radiology, Phlebology

Abdominal Surgery, Coloproctology





Obsetrics, Gynekology

Traumatology, Orthopedics

Plastic Surgery, Microsurgery



Laboratory Diagnostics


Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation


Education and Training Program

Maintenance and Repair of Medical Equipment



Sales department is facilitated and closely related to the Medical Engineering department.


New Medical Technologies not earlier incorporated into Lithuanian Health Care practice and Improvements was implemented by PRINCIPALMED in separate Programmes.


List of New Medical Technologies and Improvements in each separate Programme is presented separately.



State funding programmes


Successful treatment of patients using technologies introduced by PRINCIPALMED had initiated regular State funding for successfully approved programs.























PRINCIPALMED has been declared by official State Authorities to be within the “Best small companies” of whole Lithuania several times.


The Company also has received awards for its performance at Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos.


The Lithuanian Association of Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeons as the part of Scandinavian Association of Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeons has awarded PRINCIPALMED for partnership and support.


PRINCIPALMED was chosen by  the manufacturers to be awarded with the title of ”Best World-wide Distributor” for Excellence in Sales Grow Cardiovascular Products, Cardiac / Vascular Instrumentation and Cardio Core Instrumentation.


Medical Company PRINCIPALMED was the one and only  company selected to represent New Medical Technologies and Improvements in the country for Lithuanian Millennium Anniversary. (Laurusonis K. Medical Company PRINCIPALMED: “If we have done anything to help save the lives of patients, we have fulfilled our mission” // Lithuanian Business Review . ISSN 1392-9739 . – 2009, nr. 1-2, p. 98-99)


The Company was selected to be within the best Lithuanian companies by receiving an awarding FIVE STARS Certificate “Strongest in Lithuania “.


The pictures in this Company Profile are representing only a few examples of Implementations of new medical technologies through PRINCIPALMED.


Legends for Pictures:


1. Intraoperative surgical and diagnostic system for precise neurosurgery - 3D Ultrasound Based Intraoperative Imaging for Navigation.


2. Surgical Endoscopy system - 3D Intraoperative visualisation and Surgical Loupes.


3. The part of Heart Transplant program - “Artificial Heart” for severe patients as an opportunity for recovery or “Bridge to Heart Transplant” while waiting for the Donor’s heart (implementation in all 3 Heart Transplant centers of Baltic region - at Vilnius (1998), Kaunas (2003) and Ryga (2006) as well as at the Institute of Transplantology in Moscow (Russia) in 2006.


4. The next step - implementation of the “Total Artificial Heart” (TAH) by total replacing of a diseased Human Heart.


5. Implantation of Stentgrafts for Aorta Dissection treatment - new steps of Invasive Cardiology (5 A.) and Open Heart surgery (5 B.).



6. Stereotaxical investigation during Magnet Resonance Imaging (MRI) for Functional Neurosurgery in case of Movement Disorders, Epilepsy and for biopsies in Neurooncology.


7. Life saving Liver function support system - “Artificial Liver”.






Principalmed 1L, JSC       

Gedimino str. 47

LT-44242 Kaunas



Tel.:   +370 37 795542  

+370 686 46400             

Fax.: +370 37 794625

E-mail: info@principalmed.com