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Partner content: the South Africa healthcare and Medtech landscape

Do you want to sell your medical technology products successfully worldwide? To do so, you need to be familiar with foreign markets, know about current trends, be aware of business opportunities and be able to assess the risks. You also need to know about the market-specific conditions, regulations and rules. We would be happy to help you do so. Contact us!

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These companies made it. Will you be next?


Cobea AG: Heading to Brazil with a smile

Under its Alpine White brand, Cobea AG offers a solution for creating brighter smiles, not just in its home country of Switzerland but in many others as well. In its next expansion phase, the company plans to launch its teeth whitening and care products on the Brazilian market too. The journey has not always been plain sailing but S-GE and the Swiss Business Hub in São Paulo were two of the partners that helped smooth the way.

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BÜCHI Labortechnik: Consistent go-to-market strategy

BÜCHI generates 97% of its turnover abroad. With 20 subsidiaries and numerous sales partners on all continents, the company is consistently pursuing its go-to-market strategy.


Digital trade fair a resounding success for Topadur Pharma AG

Swiss startup Topadur Pharma AG successfully showcased itself at the digital edition of the BIO International Convention 2020, the substitute event for the attendance-based trade fair in the USA that was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Topadur CEO Reto Naef likes the virtual format.


Laboratory technology for thin-layer chromatography: CAMAG is number one worldwide

HPTLC stands for “high-performance thin-layer chromatography” and is also the basis of CAMAG's success story. As the market leader in its niche, the Muttenz-based SME has established itself as a specialist for this laboratory technology in over 100 countries. It is also establishing a second mainstay in the field of dry blood analysis.


Dixi discovers new know-how in the medical sector

The origins of Dixi Cylindre SA, based in Le Locle (NE), go back to 1924. Established to manufacture parts for the watchmaking industry, Cylindre SA’s turning workshop was acquired by the Dixi group in 1959. Over time, the company expanded and obtained several certifications. In 2018 it was able to establish a long-term partnership with a French medical technology company thanks to EEN.


Advanced technology for premature babies

A small niche for a tiny clientele: the product range of Acutronic Medical Systems covers the entire spectrum of neonatal artificial respiration. The easy-to-use, high-tech devices help to ensure that most premature babies survive without a permanent handicap – and also that the Swiss medtech company thrives.

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Swiss Medtech

Swiss Medtech is the association of Swiss medical technology. We represent more than 600 companies. With an export share of over 70%, 16.4% of Switzerland's positive trade balance, more than 63,000 employees and the most patents per inhabitant across Europe, the Swiss medical technology industry is of great economic importance. We are committed to an environment in which medical technology can deliver top performance for the benefit of first-class medical care.

Expert Group Foreign Trade

The members of the expert group have the goal of providing mutual support when importing goods into foreign markets, of minimising the associated risks and of successfully overcoming the respective legal provisions. Generally, the expert group deals with all topics of interest and significance to the exporting Swiss medical technology industry. Another concern of the group is the strengthening of the «Swissness» brand abroad.

Swiss Healthcare Startups

Swiss Healthcare Startups is a non profit organisation that supports innovative startups that aim to add value to the Swiss healthcare ecosystem. We support the startups by providing meaningful exposure and facilitating access to relevant stakeholders. As a neutral platform, we promote dialogue, networking and exchange throughout our ecosystem.

Health Tech Cluster Switzerland

Health Tech Cluster Switzerland is a network of manufacturers, suppliers, research and training institutions, service providers and investors in the health technology sector. The cluster facilitates direct, in-person and digital networking between members, with start-ups and selected external stakeholders.