Over 38 years of expertise & know-how
in the healthcare sector
COMED is a leading provider for the development and implementation of state-of-the-art ERP, materials management, laboratory order entry and
e-procurement solutions in the healthcare sector.

Our goal is to play an active and successful role in shaping healthcare digitization.

Our daily lived vision is:
Transforming Healthcare with Innovation & Passion!

Over 500 projects

More than 23,000 users in 21 countries
Trust in Comed
After successfully completing over 500 health tech projects for healthcare providers, more than 23,000 users in 21 countries now work with COMED solutions every day. The healthcare ERP solution SHS alone generates a purchasing volume of over 2 billion euros per year.

COMED references range from multinational laboratory groups to various national university hospitals and acute care hospital chains to highly specialized experts such as ophthalmologists and dentists. Large rehabilitation clinic groups and the German Pension Insurance of Westphalia also rely on COMED.

COMED GmbH was founded in 1986 by Ruth and Dr. Jürgen Knipps and is an independent, owner-managed family business now in its second generation. Thanks to these many years of experience in the healthcare sector, COMED is known for its outstanding analytical consulting expertise, its "next generation technology" and the profound fusion of business management knowledge with first-hand medical practical experience.

COMED Time travel

Our history


Foundation of the company by
Ruth & Dr. Jürgen Knipps in Berlin

Relocation of the company headquarters to
Soest, North Rhine-Westphalia

1986 - 1988

Development of the 1st subsystem for medical laboratories


First major OEM order from
the industry for LIS middleware


Foundation of the Spanish subsidiary MECOSA S.A. in Barcelona and expansion abroad


New construction of the COMED company headquarters
in Soest-Deiringsen


Expansion and growth phase of the
laboratory information system LAB-COM


Start of development
of the SHS & RMS® systems


Transformation and release LAB-COM Windows

First major industry order for SHS


Tim O. Knipp
joins the family business


Tim O. Knipps becomes Managing Director

Further internationalization of the business and expansion into new market areas

2008 - 2013

Growth of the team and
vertical diversification


Michael C. Knipp joins the family business

Registration of the COMED
branch in Karlsruhe


Company handed over to the 2nd generation on the occasion of the company's 30th anniversary

Michael C. Knipps becomes Managing Director


Development start single-page web application framework for


Foundation of the wholly owned subsidiary
COMED Middle East DMCC in Dubai


Further development of the organization:
Creation of the five divisions and the COMED Leadership Team (CLT)

Foundation of the wholly owned subsidiary
COMED AsiaPac Pte. Ltd. in Singapore


Moving into the
COMED Vision Tower
at the Soest headquarters


The journey continues...

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