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VirtaMed wins the Export Award 2019

Zurich-based medtech company VirtaMed has been awarded the Export Award at Switzerland Global Enterprise’s (S-GE) sold-out Aussenwirtschaftsforum. The company, which manufactures surgical training simulators, convinced the jury with its smart export strategy.

Export Award

The three finalists of the Export Award 2019 were honored at today’s Aussenwirtschaftsforum held at Messe Zurich:

An independent jury of business, science and media representatives chose VirtaMed AG as the winner. Whether for orthopedics, urology or gynecology, virtaMed simulators allow endoscopic procedures to be performed in a realistic manner. Twelve years after its foundation, the SME employs 100 people from 20 countries in Schlieren and has two subsidiaries and a worldwide distribution network. VirtaMed is a leader in virtual training for minimally invasive surgery. In the meanwhile, almost 1000 simulators are being used in 50 countries to inexpensively practice endoscopic skills – at training hospitals and medical training centers as well as at manufacturers of medical technology products.

The trophy was presented by Ruth Metzler-Arnold, Chairwoman of S-GE. “VirtaMed AG has succeeded in convincing the world market with its high-precision simulators. The company supplies customers both in emerging and mature markets via its well thought-out export strategy,” says Ruth Metzler-Arnold proudly. “In addition, VirtaMed AG’s success story shows how an international sales strategy can contribute to the rapid growth of a company in Switzerland.”   

A change in S-GE’s Supervisory Board

Shortly before the Aussenwirtschaftsforum, S-GE’s members held their Annual General Meeting. Here, they voted in favor of retaining the President of the Supervisory Board, Ruth Metzler-Arnold and Supervisory Board member Thomas Staehelin for three more years in office.
Supervisory Board member Thomas D. Meyer announced his resignation at the meeting and received an enthusiastic round of applause in recognition of his eleven years on the Board. A possible successor for Thomas D. Meyer will be decided at a later date.

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