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About us

Most people are familiar with the drink gin and tonic. Fewer will know that the word tonicum means “strengthening agent” in Latin. The plural of tonicum is Tonica and it accurately describes the basic principle upon which our company is based: We make products that are designed to strengthen our customers and thereby also strengthen patients.

Instead, our solutions are based on available technology: This way we can develop the product quickly and thereby increase the chance of success. Most importantly we can also ensure that it subsequently will be possible to manufacture it!

Under no circumstances will we offer you so-called advanced technology just for the sake of it: if the job is best carried out with simple tools then that is what we will recommend – even if that means we will not be needed for the job.

The History of Tonica
Tonica Elektronik was founded in 1991 in a 60m² former green grocer’s store in the Copenhagen district Frederiksberg. Despite the lack of space there was plenty of room for blue-sky thinking, and so the strengthening agent concept can be traced right back to those early days. The company’s first product reached the market in 1992, a magnetic stimulator named MagPro.

Since then, MagPro has gone on to become a recognized and respected product all around the world, and we have manufactured more than 1,200 systems, more than 98% of which were sold for export. We still develop and manufacture magnetic stimulators and accessories and have today made more than 20 times the number of machines we made back in 1992. Today, Tonica’s main ”customer” is the affiliated company MagVenture which sells our products through a network of distributors all over the world.

In 1994 we moved North of Copenhagen to the nearby town of Farum. We now had 600m² at our disposal Which was enough room to continue to grow and in the coming years we have done just that.

Diagnostic appliance for diseases of the urinary tract
In 1995, Tonica developed a diagnostic appliance for diseases of the urinary tract. It was a fully-integrated measurement system with what – at that time – was the ground-breaking use of a TFT-display. The system, which was a great success, was developed via an OEM agreement with Medtronic. With more than 30,000 employees, Medtronic is one of the world’s largest medtech companies.

Subsequently, Tonica developed a big brother appliance which was also a great success. We manufactured a total of approximately 2,500 appliances in this area before Tonica and Medtronic’s ways parted in 2002.

ISO 9001 certification and more
In 1998 Tonica achieved ISO 9001 accreditation. Since then we have added to this on a number of occasions and are now EN13485 certified, can CE-mark our own products and hold a number of UL and FDA accreditations.

Anaesthesia equipment
Since 2002, Tonica has worked in close corporation with Philips, Denmark, to develop and produce anaesthesia equipment.

Skin treatment equipment
In 1998 we engaged with Ellipse, Denmark, to develop and manufacture sub-assemblies for skin treatment equipment based on powerful light pulses. In 2004, Tonica developed a new hardware platform for Ellipse’s high-end appliances. Together we have helped bring more than 2,500 appliances to market around the world. We continue to enjoy an excellent relationship with Ellipse and are proud of their fine market reputation.

In 2000 we relocated once more to larger premises on Lucernemarken in Farum, where we are still located. Since moving in we have gradually taken over the entire building, and today we currently have 1,860 m² at our disposal – and they are being put to full use!

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