Valtronic – manufacturer of miniaturized and high-precision electronic products for the medical device industry – is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year.
Valtronic boasts that it has helped hundreds of companies develop and produce medical devices that improve patients’ lives. Hearing aids, implants relieving pain or reducing the symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases, insulin pumps or tumor treatment ultrasound robots are just a few examples of applications developed and manufactured with the company’s expertise.
Valtronic was founded on March, 8 1982 in the “Vallée de Joux” in Switzerland. Born out of the conversion from the watch-making industry, Valtronic had already started diversifying into electronics, and began its venture with just 40 employees. Today, Valtronic counts about 350 employees and spreads over three continents. With plants in Switzerland, the United States and Morocco, as well as an Innovation Office in the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) Innovation Park, Valtronic offers the whole range of solutions ranging from design and development to industrialization and manufacturing. Since its inception, Valtronic has helped companies all over the world develop and produce class II and III medical devices.
Implants used for brain stimulation in case of neurodegenerative pathologies, smart contact lenses improving the management of glaucoma, innovative insulin pumps, complex robots for non-invasive thyroid and breast surgery, complete blood transfusion systems or programmable morphine pumps are other examples illustrating Valtronic’s know-how.
As an innovation-driven company, Valtronic will continue playing a key role in shaping the future of medical devices. “Our long years of experience and our expertise are not the only drivers of our success. Our dynamic culture of innovation and our uncompromised passion for excellence allow us to take on any challenge in the field of medical devices and position us among the companies which will shape the healthcare of tomorrow,” said Valtronic CEO Rainer Platz. The company recently inaugurated its Innovation Office in the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) Innovation Park, a strategic location which allows Valtronic to remain close to new technologies and research in the MedTech field.
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