Today about 51,000 people put their knowledge and commitment into high quality, precision, and reliability in the medical technology sector. With roughly 880 medical technology manufacturing and supply companies contributing, Switzerland maintains the highest density of medtech enterprises per capita in the world. In the fields of implants hearing aids, diagnostics, laboratory instruments, and systems for minimally invasive surgery and surgical navigation, Swiss companies continue to provide cutting edge technologies which drive global innovation.
The recipe for Switzerland’s success is in part due to the high level of expertise and skills endemic in the industry. Supported by a blooming medtech infrastructure which links and supports industry players across the whole value chain, Swiss medtech companies have access to the industry partners and resources they need in order to grow. In manufacturing for instance, novel developments and high precision , high-quality design are supported by integration into the value chain network through collaborations with research institutions and universities, strong connections to quality-driven Swiss suppliers, and orchestrated access to purchasers.