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- SectorMedical Care
- ActivityMedical devices for functional movement therapy
- Date01 September 2016
- CountryHong Kong - Switzerland
Swiss Hocoma merges with Hong Kong based DIH International
Switzerland based Hocoma, founded in 1996, is a medical technology company that develops innovative therapy solutions working closely with leading clinics and research centers. Hocoma is the global market leader for the development, manufacturing and marketing of robotic and sensor-based devices for functional movement therapy. The company was founded by the electrical and biomedical engineers Gery Colombo and Matthias Jörg and the economist Peter Hostettler. Today, Hocoma has over 160 employees who work in the headquarters near Zurich and for the subsidiaries in the USA, Singapore and Slovenia. Being a truly international company, the firm employs 25 different nationalities.
DIH International was founded with the mission to transform millions of lives and inspire caregivers and patients through leading intelligent products & systems and to enable participative & personalized integrated care from hospital to community and home via cloud-based smart networks and applications. Focusing on improving functions and performance and enhancing medication safety and efficacy, DIH is aspired to be a premier technology & application platform leader in Rehab & Sports Medicine (RSM) and Intelligent Medication & Supply (IMS) businesses, enabled by passionate teams working around the globe from San Diego to Seoul and from Amsterdam to Hong Kong.
Within its rehabilitation division, DIH International has already merged with the Dutch companies Motekforce Link, a global leader in virtual rehabilitation, and FysioRoadmap MRS, a leader in web-based clinical programs and data integration. Hocoma CEO Gery Colombo and Motekforce Link CEO Barry Hes will lead the newly formed global rehabilitation unit within DIH International. “For Hocoma, this is the next big step into the future,” says Colombo. “Together we are stronger, because we can synergistically align our complementary core competencies to set new and better standards for advanced rehabilitation solutions worldwide.”
Michiel Westermann, Board Member of DIH International says: “Quite frankly, we cannot hide our excitement about Hocoma joining forces with DIH International and the positive spirit that we have seen among our employees after we announced the future partnership. We are looking forward to contributing our broad knowledge and expertise to come up with more innovative solutions that will provide access to the best rehabilitation solutions for many patients around the world”.
Both DIH and Hocoma see great synergistic collaboration opportunities among their channel partners through this merger and look forward to discuss the benefits with their customers from the new DIH-Hocoma-Motekforce Link combination. The goal is to explore how to enhance support for its partners and customers from integrated solutions and sales to training, education, research and services with the ambition to reinvent the world of rehabilitation with advanced technologies and to improve the lives of patients around the world.