From a vision to becoming global market leaders
Making eye surgery safer, simpler and more efficient - this was the core principle of Emil Hohl when he founded Medicel in 1996 in Widnau, Switzerland. Since the successful market launch of the first injector in 1999, Medicel has continued to innovate. Medicel later became part of Halma PLC, a British health and safety group, and also sister companies with numerous ophthalmic companies such as Keeler, Volk, MST, Accutome and Visiometrics.
Every fifth injector is a Medicel injector
Today, more than four million injection systems leave our production facility annually, which was newly built in 2016 in Altenrhein at the Swiss shore of Lake Constance. More than 20% of foldable intraocular lenses are injected with Medicel injection systems worldwide. Additionally, we produce several other single-use instruments for cataract and transplantation surgeries, which are used all over the world.