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New MDD EC Certificate

January 2020 - New Product Listing

New product listing 2020 is now available as PDF.

Product Listing 2020

Please contact us at info@medicel.com for more information.

December 2019 - Announcement of Management Change at Medicel AG

Mauro Bühler has joined Medicel, a leading global manufacturer of eye surgical equipment and Halma company, as its new Managing Director effective January 1, 2020. Mauro succeeds Volker Dockhorn who has decided to step back from his current role and transition to a new Board position as Chief Technology Officer. In his role, Mauro will be responsible for further developing Medicel’s growth potential in Ophthalmology injection and strengthening our Ophthalmic Surgical Instruments business.


After starting his career as a radiographer, Mauro succeeded in leadership roles in Marketing, Sales, Strategic Development and General Management for global organisations including Boston Scientific and Johnson & Johnson. Throughout his 15-year tenure in the medical devices industry, Mauro has exceled in transforming the organizations he’s led while delivering consistent growth by developing innovative platforms, building high performing teams, forming strategic partnerships and steering M&As.

Mauro holds an MBA from Warwick Business School UK and Diplomas in Radiography, Sales and Marketing Management and Financial Consultancy.

Welcoming Mauro to the organization, Constance Baroudel, Divisional Chief Executive, Medical & Environmental Sector, Halma said: “Mauro is a future-oriented leader with a track record of innovation and growth, and I’m thrilled to have him onboard to help us further build on our competitive position as we explore new applications and enter growth markets”. She added “I am also grateful to Volker for his leadership in building Medicel as one of the technology leaders in Ophthalmology injection over the last 14 years, and I am glad that the Group can offer a diverse career path to retain his key talent and accommodate work-life balance. During his tenure as Managing Director, Volker transformed the company by setting up the path to quality and innovation and by building a strong team that is passionate about delivering better outcomes for cataract patients. He will continue to be instrumental in guiding Medicel’s strategic direction, as well as supporting Mauro’s onboarding.”

Mauro will be based at the company’s headquarters in Altenrhein, Switzerland and can be reached at m.buehler@medicel.com

February 2019 - MEDICEL products now available in Brazil.

The various Medicel product lines such as IOL injectors, phaco accessories, I/A handles and trocars for VR surgery must undergo many individual registrations in Brazil. Furthermore, the import is very expensive. Due to the direct approval and import through the local hub in São Paulo of our holding HALMA, we can now offer MEDICEL products more easily in Brazil. Existing and new dealers can easily purchase our products from HALMA Brazil.

January 2019 - MEDICEL products now available in India

Imported products are often high priced or have long delivery times due to high shipping costs. Our new setup in India includes a supra-regional distributor in South India - Encarta from Bengaluru. Encarta will keep MEDICEL core products from Phaco, VR, and I/A range on stock and supply them via own sales reps and a wide network of known and new distributors to surgeons and customers. Shipping in high quantities reduces the shipping costs per piece and ensure a short lead-time once a product is required by a customer.    

Our local Sales and Marketing Manager will align existing and new distributors to cover whole India and ensure MEDICEL products are at the right time at the right place – within your OR.

April 2018 - Product launch Soft-Tip coaxial I/A

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