SHL Medical, a pioneer and technology frontrunner in the self-injection industry, announced its acquisition of Weibel CDS, a medical technology company offering products and solutions for drug delivery and novel packaging.
Weibel was established in Switzerland in 2010 as a private company specializing in customer-funded research and development of affordable, innovative, and user-friendly injection systems and devices. Weibel owns an impressive portfolio covering innovative packaging technologies and delivery systems for parenteral drugs for home, point-of-care, and clinical use.
“SHL Medical’s acquisition of Weibel is based on a shared passion for innovation and precision. We felt a synergy between Weibel’s cutting-edge technologies and SHL’s experience in commercializing original designs. The integration will strengthen our ability to offer even more advanced drug delivery systems based on human-centered designs and functionality. We look forward to a stronger future based on this shared vision to make self-injection easier for patients worldwide,” SHL Medical CEO Ulrich Faessler said.
“SHL has always been simultaneously innovative and dependable, factors that have put us in the vanguard of the industry,” said Ralph Howald, chief technology officer at SHL Medical. “The addition of Weibel’s talent and range of solutions for high-volume injection will not only add depth to our technical portfolio, but also give us greater reach in the self-injection market.”
Weibel CEO Hans Peter Manser said: “We are excited to segue into one of the world’s most prominent solutions providers of drug delivery systems. With SHL’s experience and global outreach, Weibel will be able to accelerate our innovations for safer, easier, and faster drug delivery.”
SHL Medical is one of the world’s largest providers of autoinjectors. With the acquisition, SHL is expected to expand its portfolio of innovative drug delivery solutions for injection devices.
SHL Group is a world-leading solution provider in the design, development, and manufacturing of advanced drug delivery devices such as autoinjectors, pen injectors and advanced inhaler systems. We also offer core competencies and services in the fields of medtech and patient care solutions. With locations in Taiwan, Switzerland, Sweden, China and the US, our experienced engineers and designers develop product enhancements as well as breakthrough drug delivery and patient care solutions for pharma and biotech clients globally. Significant investment in R&D has enhanced our broad pipeline of next-generation drug delivery systems that support ongoing innovations in drug development and digital healthcare. This includes advanced reusable and disposable injectors that can accommodate high volume and high viscosities and can be enhanced through digital implementations.
With over 4,800 employees worldwide, SHL Group consists of several distinct group companies:
SHL Medical designs, develops and manufactures advanced drug delivery devices, as well as provides final assembly, labeling and packaging services for leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies across the globe.
SHL Healthcare develops and manufactures equipment solutions for home, hospital and long term care use.
SHL Technologies provides contract manufacturing and engineering services for the production of complex medtech and industrial products.
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