Panelists: MDR/IVDR: Collaboration and Alliance Opportunities


Hansjörg Riedwyl

Hansjoerg Riedwyl is CEO and co-founder of ISS, one of the biggest Swiss MedTech service companies. He holds degrees in Electrical Engineering, Business Administration and Systemic Consulting.

He is involved in many innovation projects focusing on the development of business strategies with relation to regulatory constraints.


Julia Steckeler

Julia Steckeler is a project director at MedicalMountains, a cluster management organization for the MedTech industry in South-Germany. There she leads a network for a “cleaner” medical technology named CleanMed as well as various other collaboration projects in the fields of R&D or internationalization.

She is also in charge of several supportive measures for a successful implementation of the new EU-MDR.


Peter Studer

Peter Studer is Head of Regulatory Affairs at Swiss Medtech, the largest medtech industry association in Switzerland. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering. His professional experience commenced with hip implant development at Mathys Bettlach Ltd., followed by employment at Swissmedic, the Swiss authority responsible for the authorization and supervision of therapeutic products. There, he was first responsible as Head of Market Surveillance, and later on as Senior Expert Regulation and Compliance MD.


Beat Lechmann

Beat Lechmann's current role is Director Innovation R&D at DePuy Synthes in Solothurn which collaborates closely with Johnson & Johnson Innovation. He holds degrees in Precision Engineering and Industrial Engineering with Business Administration. His professional career led him from Netstal Machinery AG to the AO/ASIF RD Institutes, followed by Mathys Medical Bettlach AG and then Synthes. His professional focus is the development of new treatments including instruments and implants for trauma, spine surgery as well as sports medicine.


Daniel Zimmerli

Daniel Zimmerli is a managing associate in the IT, IP and Competition Department of Walder Wyss AG. His preferred areas of practice are Antitrust, Administrative, and Commercial Law. He has  in-depth knowledge of the infrastructure and the healthcare sector. He was educated at the University of Berne and the University of Michigan Law School. He gained working experience as a teaching and research assistant (University of Berne), a scientific collaborator at the Swiss COMCO, and as an attorney in the legal department of Swiss Post.