The MicroAire story began in 1977 when a team of engineers working in San Fernando, California, developed a set of three powered surgical instruments—a drill, an oscillating saw and a reciprocating saw for orthopaedic surgeons to operate on bones and joints. The instruments were made with miniature vane motors, and powered by compressed air found in most hospital operating rooms. These products quickly won praise from surgeons who valued the precise control, unobstructed vision, high degree of torque and smooth running without vibration. Since then, MicroAire has continued to innovate, developing products such as pre-sterilized burs, blades and drills, power-assisted-liposuction systems, NiMH battery-operated instruments and much more. Today, MicroAire ranks as a top manufacturer in the medical device industry and is committed to continuously improving surgeon and patient outcomes.