About us

Our history

 Our company has developed into its current form through a multi-step process. Originally we had worked in a laser optics laboratory of a research institute where we were involved in measurement-technological developments using lasers. At the time of the political regime change in Hungary the institute disintegrated, and our small laboratory became an independent limited liability company which later operated as a self-funded venture under the name Optikop.

In 1994 we established Laseuropa Ltd. for distributing our laser devices, but five years later we amalgamated the two companies, keeping Optikop as a brand name. After 2009 Laseuropa was closed down and we merged into a bigger company which, unfortunately, terminated the manufacturing of soft lasers in 2012. For this reason we founded a new company specialising in the manufacture and distribution of soft lasers. Our new company is a family venture, this is why its name is Gyógylézer Család Kft. [MedLaser Family Ltd.]; however, with the word ‘family’ we also wanted to refer to the laser devices manufactured by us earlier, the Optikop laser family.

When we entered the market in 1989, only the 2–5 mW HeNe lasers of MOM were available. We wanted to offer an alternative to these, as earlier we had already developed some instruments using laser diodes. At that time only very few companies were dealing with such devices. Initially we recommended our devices only for acupuncture and cosmetic uses. Because very few such companies were present on the market, we were soon contacted by the physicians and also by a Swiss soft laser distributor. Some months later we started manufacturing laser devices which were already suitable for medical purposes as well.

It was at that time that we started our medical training courses in soft laser therapy, which attracted enormous interest.

By that time we had already manufactured 2000–2500 laser devices for the Swiss distributor, which was a truly excellent way to develop our quality assurance systems. Through this well-functioning relationship, we had access to the already then abundant technical literature. Owing to this, we could help our customers and provide them with advice and technical materials. Later this led us to organizing own training courses and publishing technical books on the subject, naturally with the participation of physicians co-operating with us.

Our first devices were red lasers of low output power (5–10 mW), but we relatively soon started to develop infrared lasers of 30–50 mW output power. We were the first in the world to reach the permitted upper output power limit (500 mW) of the soft laser category in a soft laser device for medical purposes. Also, we were the first to manufacture combined (cluster) handheld lasers which achieve a synergistic effect on the treated surface through the common (shared) ray path.

Owing to our close customer relations, we continuously receive requests for changes from the physicians using our products, and we try to integrate these features into our laser devices. Customer feedback will continue to be important for us also in the future.

Our team

Ervin Tanos
foto Ervin

I graduated as a physicist at Loránd Eötvös University of Science in 1971. From 1971 to 1989 I worked in the Research Institute for Electrical Industry. Initially I dealt with the physics of industrial plasmas and then with the optical measurement of the properties of these plasmas. From 1976 I was group leader of the laser laboratory and from 1983 I acted as scientific department head. I published about 40 scientific papers on the subject, part of them written with co-authors. In 1989 the Research Institute disintegrated into several parts, as an accessory circumstance of the political regime change. Subsequently, I was the head of one of the independent units for two years. Since 1992, with the exception of the transition period between 2009 and 2012, I have been developing and manufacturing laser diode based laser devices for medical purposes in the framework of an independent venture. Since 1992, I have been teaching the diode lasers subject at different accredited postgraduate medical training courses. I have given several lectures on the safety and legal aspects of the medical applications of lasers.

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Dr. Judit Horváth

fotó JuditDr. Judit Horváth graduated from the Faculty of General Medicine of Semmelweis University of Medical Sciences. First she worked as an occupational physician and then from 1983 as a panel (family) doctor; currently she is a family doctor in Budapest.

In 1988 she passed a specialist examination in general medicine (currently called general medical practice), then in 1990 she successfully passed a theoretical and practical examination in acupuncture. In 1998 she passed a specialist examination in occupational medicine.

She has been dealing with soft laser therapy since 1991. She is also a teacher of this subject; initially (from 1996) she conducted this activity under the aegis of the Department of General Medical Practice of Semmelweis University, and since 2002 in the framework of accredited medical postgraduate training courses (Soft laser therapy in the medical practice).

Her textbook written on soft laser therapy was first published in 1994, the second edition appeared in 1996, and then the book was again published in 2003, 2009 and 2017.

Dr. Judith Horváth was Vice President of the Hungarian Medical Soft Laser Society (Hungarian acronym: MOLLT) from the foundation (1995) to the cessation (2007) of the Society. She also acted as responsible editor of the journal Lágylézer Terápia [Soft Laser Therapy]. In 2002 she was elected into the Scientific Teaching Committee of the European Medical Laser Association (EMLA), in which she participated up to the year 2007.

Quality certifications: CE and ISO

  • ISO 9001:2008
MedLaser Family Ltd. is committed to conducting high-quality manufacturing and service-providing activities that conform to the requirements valid in the European Union, maximally take into account the safety aspects and meet the customers’ demands and expectations. The ISO 9001:2008 standard specifies those quality management system requirements which, when conformed with, ensure all of these for us. The quality management system of MedLaser Family Ltd. meets the specifications of the ISO 9001:2008 standard, which is annually inspected and attested by the EMKI-OGYÉI [Medical Device Qualification and Hospital Engineering Directorate of the National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition], which is a notified body authorized for this task.
  • ISO 13485:2012

The ISO 13485 standard represents the comprehensive quality management system of the designing and manufacture of medical devices. Companies that meet the requirement system specified by this standard meet the relevant legal regulations both in the manufacturing of medical devices and in their related services. The standard covers designing, development, manufacturing and putting into operation, the servicing activity and also the sale and distribution of medical devices.

The manufacturing processes of MedLaser Family Ltd. are conducted in the framework of the ISO 13485 medical quality assurance standard, which guarantees a consistent and fully controlled manufacturing quality as well as the rapid and controlled elimination of any possible defect.

  • CE 1011 – Council Directive 93/42/EEC concerning medical devices

The devices manufactured by MedLaser Family Ltd. comply with the requirements specified in Council Directive 93/42/EEC concerning medical devices (the Medical Devices Directive).

Within the EU, medical devices cannot be marketed without the CE mark, as this mark indicates that the devices conform to the requirements specified in Council Directive 93/42/EEC concerning medical devices and can be freely marketed on the internal market of the European Economic Area (EEA). The annual accreditation of our company’s activities and products is done by EMKI-OGYÉI of code number 1011 [Medical Device Qualification and Hospital Engineering Directorate or the National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition], which is a notified body authorized for this task.

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