Caring for those who care
From a living room to a world leader
Securos was founded in 1997 by Dr. Karl H. Kraus, MS, DVCAS, in his suburban Massachusetts home. Guided by his expertise as a practitioner, engineer and instructor, Dr. Kraus and his team of veterinary experts developed orthopedics and precise surgical tools to advance techniques and technology for animal health.
First, he patented a more versatile external fixation system that allows vets to adjust assemblies without administering anesthesia. Next, he and his team invented the Securos Crimping System, now called the PowerX Crimper in its 4th generation, which creates a precision-engineered wave pattern, clinically proven to be stronger than other methods.
Dr. Kraus’s inventions were revolutionary, precise and practical—qualities that remain fundamental to our product development today. Based on his work, we've become a leading provider of implants, sutures and surgical instruments globally, with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany.