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Health Tech

Improving people’s life by connecting technology across all disciplines

Developing state-of-the-art solutions in the Health Tech sector places high demands on the availability of specialized skills – from mechanics to software, from usability engineering to regulatory affairs management. Zühlke combines all these skills under one roof.

Zühlke has been implementing projects in multidisciplinary setups for many years and is well familiar with the demanding environment of the regulated sector.

Together with our customers from the pharmaceutical, biotech and medtech industries, we build engaging products and services that improve people's lives.

Your contact
Jan Horvat

Industry Lead Digital Healthcare and Life Sciences

+49 6196 777 54 454

Health Tech Offerings

Medical Devices

The development of a medical-grade product requires experience and proven processes. To tackle the multi-disciplinary nature of such projects, mechanics-, electronics- and software-experts must be orchestrated into successful project-teams.

We develop state of the art devices for the global MedTech, LabTech and Diagnostics market including design control, risk-management and GxP-compliant production support. To make post-market-surveillance and maintenance much easier, we help you to connect your products to the rest of the world. All this according to applicable standards and regulations.


Digital Patient Experience

In nowadays health care market, the accepted gap between manufacturers, patients and the health care providers becomes continuously smaller which calls for modern platforms enabling engagement and interaction with experts or expert systems.

By using proven UX concepts and Human Factors Engineering, simple and yet appealing front ends like Smartphone Apps and Web-Pages involve patients and HCPs with modern digital front end technologies, developed according to Software as Medical Device (SaMD) rules.


Intelligent Health

Data-driven decision models have the potential to open completely new application areas or to strengthen existing products by enabling them to learn and improve from data.

Make the most of your products by collecting appropriate clinical data, developing the machine learning algorithms and operationalizing the solution at scale. We develop the solutions based on proven processes and under design control ensuring compliance with the regulations for medical products and services.

Connected Health

The Internet of Medical Things offers a unique entry point for digital health and enables you to drive the shift from therapy to prevention and early diagnosis.

By addressing topics such as preventive maintenance, disposables management, better understanding of product usage, home care but also easier access to data for post-market activities, the Internet of Medical Things allows you to optimize existing processes and to expand to new markets by creating a digitised and connected health care continuum.

Digital treatment pathway

Acquisition and generation of data is often rooted deeply within the DNA of medical devices companies. However, modern solutions require data to be extracted, transferred and stored on digital platforms which support real-time evaluation and processing of the data.

Expand the value of your SaMD by integrating them into Health IT Systems to deliver direct benefits for patients and support diagnostics and therapies with cloud based back ends and machine learning algorithms while being HL7, HIPAA and GDPR compliant.

Biological Process Automation

Companies involved in markets with biological backgrounds such as ATMP, LabTech or IVD often suffer from high clean-room costs or non-deterministic results because of the high dependency of their processes on experienced operators and lab technicians.

Automatisation is costly and complicated because of the high complexity and the interdisciplinary nature of the process control. Sophisticated and sterile disposable prototypes or smart container solutions help to quickly put the automation ideas to test and to dramatically reduce clean-room space and costs.

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Agile system development and the three engineers

Fast, flexible, and above all on time and on budget – more and more businesses are attempting to apply approaches and methods taken from agile software development to systems and device development.

Cybersecurity in practice

Ten years ago, probably the only kind of medical device network would have been the nurse call system. Today, both in hospitals and for home healthcare devices, it’s a very different picture. More and more devices are connecting to the same shared networks, and with an increasingly broad range of interfaces and data, basic IT security is becoming ever more important. Cybersecurity is now a key part of medical device development.

What does the MDR postponement mean for the medtech and pharmaceutical sectors?

Implementing the Medical Device Regulation (MDR) has kept the medtech sector extremely busy over the last couple of years. The MDR entails wide-ranging changes and has led to considerable uncertainty. So it’s likely to come as some relief that, faced with the COVID-19 crisis, the EU has chosen to postpone application of the new regulations for a year. A cause for celebration?

How cool is too cool? Consumer trends and healthcare products

Consumers today expect their electronic products to do much more than just look good and do their job. They want more. On top of a nice modern-looking design, ‘soft’ factors, such as an intuitive user interface and useful bonus functions, are becoming increasingly important. Extra features such as an integrated streaming client can also prove popular with users. It’s not much of an exaggeration to say that consumers expect every product to fit with their individual lifestyle.

Digital implants: Healing from the Inside

“You can’t digitalise drugs!” – or can you? Even the pharmaceutical sector is being shaken up by digitalisation – not least thanks to inventive start-ups beavering away to undermine existing business models in the sector.

How coronavirus affects the healthcare system

In no time at all, coronavirus (aka SARS-CoV-2) has turned our lives upside down. It’s too early to fully assess the long-term effects on the economy and how we live together, but we can start to examine how our health system has coped with the virus and identify areas for improvement. We’ve been giving a lot of thought to how and where digitalisation might be able to help out, both during the immediate crisis and longer term.

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