Skip to main content

Katalyst Surgical

Chesterfield, MO, USA

Katalyst Surgical in the industry leader in design, manufacturing, and quality control of ophthalmlic surgical instruments. Combined with our subsidiary, Kogent Surgical, dedicated to neurosurgical instruments, we've dedicated ourselves to maintaining a reputation for our passions for innovation, obsession with creating the best customer experience, and for our employees - ensuring they feel engaged, empowered, and given limitless opportunities for career advancement and professional development.

Coming from humble beginnings, Katalyst’s history dates back to 1985, where founder Gregg Scheller created the Advanced Surgical Products brand with just 2 partners. The first ASP model was introduced later that year and was the invention of the first disposable light pipe for Retina surgical endoillumination. This first prototype was produced in 1985 on a kitchen table. A few years later, in 1990, the manufacturer produced over 180,000 lightpipes on an annual basis. This supplied the entirety of the industry, including the Storz, Alcon, and Grieshaber brands.

Today, when Retina Surgeons all over the world think of the Katalyst brand, they think of surgical innovation — and rightly so. Katalyst now produces many different models that deliver strong surgical performance and offer a variety of unique performance and ergonomic design features that distinguish the Katalyst brand.

We offer all full-time employees competitive compensation with opportunities for raises and promotions year-round, a full benefits package, paid time off and paid holidays. All new employees receive in depth on the job training, and work in a casual, friendly environment.