Medical device development
Engineering and consulting services for physicians and the medtech industry
We recognize good ideas and develop them into ready-to-market products with creativity, state-of-the-art technology and Swiss precision.
Our lean organization guarantees you as physician or inventor fast and direct access to the engineer. You do not run any financial risks because Carag provides technical and personnel resources, and finances the development.
We assist you in your development projects and support you through the certification process for your new, innovative products.
As an ideal partner, we complement you where needed: Our field-proven specialists offer both advice and practical assistance. They can advance your projects and guide you through the regulatory landscape until market clearance.
Products and projects
We were very pleased to welcome Jérôme Bernhard as a speaker for an academic symposium on "Clinical Studies with Medical Devices". He shared his broad expertise on medical device development and gave an excellent overview going through the different steps from the idea to the product – showing the way through the multitude of standards and regulations to market approval and beyond.
Dr. Fabian Tay, Specialist in Pharmaceutical Medicine, Zurich
It's been a privilege and pleasure working with Carag. Their attention to details, the eagerness to listen to viewpoints from the medical profession and to identify and analyze any problems, reflects a true commitment to patient safety.
Dr. Stefan Hallhagen, Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon, Gotenburg
The help of CARAG AG in structuring and correctly starting the regulatory affairs aspects of two different projects was invaluable, quick and professional. Thanks to the quick and always straight to the point feedback, the projects are thriving. We would highly recommend having CARAG AG as a partner and we are looking forward to a continued collaboration.
Dr. Samuele Tosatti, CEO, SuSoS AG
In our daily clinical routine, especially in the treatment of small children and infants, we repeatedly encounter situations in which today's possibilities of medical technology are inadequate. An idea and a project sketch quickly emerge from such situations. The CARAG team is able to make a clear estimate of the effort required for product development, regulatory approval and marketing in advance, thus enabling realistic planning. I have experienced this cooperation as very positive and constructive.
Prof. Dr. Christian Balmer, Pediatric Cardiologist, Zurich
Carag is the global partner for physicians and the medtech industry aiming to develop high quality products.
Carag invests in innovative ideas, developing them into high-tech products for cutting-edge medical applications.
Carag is guided in its thinking and actions by the following principles:
- Openness when dealing with people and ideas
- Love of medical and technological challenges
- Hard work and endurance over the long haul
20 yrsOver 20 years of experience in medical device development
Carag's certified quality management system complies with the strict requirements of medical device standard EN ISO 13485Certificate >
- SIQT Innovation Award 2020/21
- 2017 Zuger Innovation Prize (debritom+)
- Best abstract at TCT 2016
- Finalist SwissInnovation Challenge 2015
- 2014 Zuger Innovation Prize (CBSO)
Patents and patent applications
Meet our team
Media and publications
In the media
Forschung fürs Kinderherz: Mathilda und ihr «shiny thing», «Das beste Implantat ist kein Implantat»
Forschungsmagazin 2021, Forschungszentrum für das Kind (FZK), Universitäts-Kinderspital Zürich
Callegari A, Quandt D, Nordmeyer J, Schubert S, Kramer P, Knirsch W, Kretschmar O: Transcatheter Closure of Atrial Septal Defect with Carag Bioresorbable Septal Occluder™: First-in-Child Experience with 12-Month Follow-Up
Journal of Interventional Cardiology, Vol 2022, Article ID 3476398, doi: 10.1155/2022/3476398