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Medical Device & Healthcare

The MedTech and healthcare industries want to use digital technologies to deliver more complete patient journeys. For MedTech companies, this means branching out from devices for physicians and patients.

The market is evolving dynamically and as it merges with the digital ecosystems of the future, manufacturers must develop a more service-oriented, patient-focused product roadmap and portfolio.

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They must master new methodologies and digital technologies without negatively impacting their core business. And they must acquire expertise in multiple disciplines – from ideation to series production, hardware to software, agile methods to new business models, and electronics to AI.

Zühlke has the interdisciplinary expertise to help you develop ambitious and innovative medical devices and software of all kinds.

Our digital specialists help build and connect those devices, and develop appealing front ends, including smartphone apps. By leveraging health data and AI technologies, we generate valuable insights for your business. In this way, we bridge the gap between your current medical devices and the comprehensive patient journeys of the digital future.

Zuhlke medtech markt
Zuhlke medtech markt

More Speed, Less Risk

From Initial Idea to Market Impact

Despite increased global competition and faster innovation cycles, MedTech companies can continue to excel in their core businesses. But when time-to-market is critical and knowledge gaps pose significant risks, the development of medical-grade products is no easy feat. It requires multi-disciplinary experience and proven processes.  

With more than 50 years of experience in the medical market, Zühlke offers just that. We orchestrate experts in mechanics, electronics and software in well-oiled project teams to develop state-of-the-art devices for the global MedTech and healthcare market. Our comprehensive service includes design control, risk management and GxP-compliant production support. To make post-market surveillance and maintenance much easier, we also help you connect your products to the rest of the world – in full accordance with the applicable standards and regulations. 

As innovation and product cycles pick up speed, our turnkey approach delivers marketable products quickly and safely – to help keep your business ahead of the pack.  

Zuhlke medtech architektur
Zuhlke medtech architektur

Higher Modularity, Lower Cost

Managing Complexity for Global Success

Fast-growing competitors pose a threat to incumbent MedTech companies. These new players are increasingly innovative, despite maintaining their cost advantages and pricing structures. At the same time, the regulatory demands on new medical products continue to rise. This makes it increasingly difficult for incumbents to break into new markets.   

Zühlke helps you manage these complex challenges as you develop a portfolio to face down all comers. With the help of our SMEs, you can establish modular system architectures that differentiate products for different markets as well as update-and-upgrade concepts that enhance product longevity. As a Zühlke partner, you benefit from our in-depth understanding of the entire development lifecycle and our value engineering (cost reduction) methodology, in addition to our regulatory and technological expertise. With the state-of-the-art, cost-effective and compliant medical products we build together, you’ll be best positioned to succeed in dedicated – and highly competitive – global markets.

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Zuhlke medtech patientenversorgung
Zuhlke medtech patientenversorgung

The Data-Driven Patient Journey

Enriching Treatments with Insights

Data-driven innovation can deliver improved prevention, prediction and treatment. This presents MedTech companies with an opportunity – to successfully guide patients along a patient journey that optimises visits to physicians and hospitals. But a data-driven approach depends on smart investment decisions, which require a solid understanding of patient needs, connected devices, digital biomarkers, wearables, AI-based diagnostics and prediction – as well as secure and compliant cloud architectures integrated into hospital infrastructure.  

Zühlke guides you through the jungle of product definition and digital technologies. As your expert partner, we give you access to multi-disciplined teams and proven engineering methods – including user and customer-experience prototypes. By helping you make the right investments at the right time, we ensure your patient-centred, data-driven ecosystem is a business success.

Zuhlke medtech messbar
Zuhlke medtech messbar

Take The Lead

By Designing the Future of Value-Based Healthcare

In addition to patient safety, governments and health insurers are increasingly focused on value-based healthcare and reliant on measurable therapy outcomes to keep health budgets under control. In response, MedTech companies that aim to provide holistic solutions must first embrace the collection of sensitive data via direct-to-consumer applications, which can monitor patients and therapies in real time.  

If you want to lead the future of value-based healthcare, Zühlke will help you invent it. We have the expertise to create novel solutions on your behalf – from developing the business model and an appealing user experience to building medical-grade apps and secure, connected devices that support AI-based data evaluation. This enables you to proactively support new reimbursement models for healthcare providers, pharma, payers and governments as well as, ultimately, for patients themselves. 

Zuhlke medtech biosensoren
Zuhlke medtech biosensoren

Add More "Digital" to Your Products

By Leveraging Your Sensors 

Personalised healthcare and diagnostics requires sophisticated biosensors and biomarkers. Consumer devices have a decisive role to play in the collection and meaningful analysis of these data – in the form of diagnostics, predictions and patient guidance. Medical-grade software and stand-alone medical applications can enhance existing consumer products, by incorporating the user-centricity developed and practiced by Big Tech. In this way, MedTech companies can create closed, holistic solutions that build on their existing expertise.  

Zühlke can develop biosensors and automate biological processes as required. With the application of intelligent technologies, we also enable you to leverage your sensor data , giving you real-time control of your devices and ensuring secure connectivity. By offering consumers meaningful information and services, you can generate new revenue streams.  

Frese, Aud

Aud Frese

Senior Business Development Managerin
Contact person for Germany

Aud Frese is Senior Business Development Manager and Market Team Leader – Medical Technology & Healthcare Industry in the Zühlke Group. Her focus is on digital innovation, business strategies and product development. Aud Frese has a degree in Medical Informatics and has many years of experience in medical technology and the health sector.

Albert Frömel Zühlke

Albert Frömel

Industry Lead Health & Life Sciences
Contact person for Austria

Albert Frömel is responsible for the Healthcare & Life Sciences sector in Austria He draws on years of experience with leading national and international health institutions. In doing so, he actively helped shape the solution to the most important digital challenges. His focus is on digital transformation, new intelligence systems and data-driven ecosystems. Together with his team, he empowers his clients to improve patient health outcomes, modernize work environments and ensure future-proof business models. Albert Frömel completes his technical education with a degree from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and regularly gives lectures at conferences.

Bardia Zanganeh

Bardia M. Zanganeh

Senior Business Development Manager
Contact person for Switzerland

Bardia M. Zanganeh is responsible for the Life Sciences and Healthcare practice in Switzerland. He serves leading healthcare institutions on all technology agenda issues. His primary areas of focus include digital innovation, business model transformation and product innovation. He also serves providers as well as medical technology and pharmaceutical companies. He has a background in engineering, consulting and entrepreneurship and is a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration in Zurich.

Richard Meirion-Williams

Richard Meirion-Williams

Managing Director Business Development
Contact person for United Kingdom

Richard Meirion-Williams is the Managing Director for Business Development in the UK. Richard sits on the Executive Board in the UK.

Nicolas Lai

Nicolas Lai

Business Development
Contact person for Singapore

Nicolas oversees the Healthcare and MedTech vertical at Zuhlke Singapore. As part of the Business Development team, he works on digital innovation initiatives together with both global and local customers. Nicolas finds joy in helping clients connect the dots, from conceptualisation to creation of exciting products.


Connie Yeung

Business Development Manager
Contact person for Hong Kong

Connie oversees the Insurance and other key business verticals in Hong Kong. She has over 10 years of experience working in both Finance and IT industry, supporting a wide range of organisations including Fortune 500 clients. With that, she has gained extensive insight into how enterprises can create better business outcomes with digital innovation. Connie is also active in foundations supporting initiatives on women leadership and women in IT.