About

  • Dr John Vorrath
    Dr John Vorrath

    Vorotek was founded in 1971 by Australian ENT surgeon Dr John Vorrath. For over forty years Dr Vorrath has been developing and manufacturing fully integrated optical systems with illumination. He developed the original Voroscope and was the co-developer of the LumiView in 1993. His aim has always been to provide users with products which enhance their capability for examination, instrumentation and procedures.

  • History 1971

    1971 : FIRST PROTOTYPE

    Frustrated with handheld otoscopes and frontal mirrors, Dr John Vorrath invented a head-worn binocular optical device with a built-in light source. It was portable, light weight and hands free. In ENT it greatly enhanced examination, instrumentation and procedures. Lighting was barely adequate in 1971.

  • History 1970s

    Mid 1970′s : FURTHER DEVELOPMENT

    Numerous Voroscope prototypes (initially called Biotoscope) were developed and tested. Quartz halogen lighting was introduced.

  • History 1993-1994

    Late 1970′s : FIRST PRODUCTION RUN

    Rapid uptake by Australian ENTs with the first small scale commercial production – more than 100 units sold.

  • History Mid-1980s

    Mid 1980′s : FIRST COMMERCIAL AGREEMENT

    This Agreement resulted in ‘blue & white’ Voroscope manufactured by Australian Biomedical. There were many problems and quality was well below Vorotek expectations.

  • History Late-1980s

    Late 1980′s : BLACK VOROSCOPE RESURRECTED

    Black Voroscope resurrected by Vorotek – more than 200 units sold.

  • History 1993-1994

    1993 – 2004 : SECOND COMMERCIAL AGREEMENT

    10 year agreement reached with Welch-Allyn® resulted in the Lumiview™.

  • Vorotek History 2005

    2004 – 2006 : VOROTEK TAKES THE INITIATIVE

    Welch-Allyn® and Vorotek agree that redevelopment is needed – in particular, to incorporate white LED lighting, but Welch-Allyn® reluctant to commit. Vorotek proceeds with redevelopment and starts an intensive R & D phase, builds LED prototypes, and invests in production engineering. This includes 12 injection moulding dies for various components.

  • Vorotek O Scope Spec

    2007 : VOROTEK BEGINS VOLUME PRODUCTION

    In 2007 Vorotek moves to new premises and volume production begins. Now over 95% of Australian ENTs use the Vorotek O Scope with LED Illumination. The Vorotek O Scope is the successor to the Voroscope and Lumiview.

  • 2 L Scope Spec

    2010-2017 : VOROTEK EXPANDS PRODUCT RANGE

    Vorotek now designs and manufactures a range of fully integrated optical systems with LED illumination:
    Vorotek L Scope – LED Illumination & Loupes
    Vorotek M Scope – LED Illumination & Plate Magnifiers
    Vorotek V Scope – LED Illumination with Converged Binoculars
    Vorotek LED HeadLight – Surgical quality LED Illumination
    Vorotek EndoLight – LED Illumination for Endoscopes

  • Vorotek Australian Office

    2018 : VOROTEK INVESTS IN NEW PURPOSE BUILT OFFICE & PRODUCTION FACILITY

    Vorotek builds a new office & production facility in Australia to meet increasing demand

  • Vorotek Adjustable Spot Led

    ONGOING

    Vorotek continues to innovate & expand the product range including:
    Micro-suction equipment
    Vorotek Adjustable Spot LED Headlight featuring Dynamic Illumination System