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SIGVARIS further expands its worldwide medical marketing

SIGVARIS further expands its worldwide medical marketing

31. July 2014
Sylvain Gaillard is the new Head of Corporate Medical Marketing at SIGVARIS Management AG

Sylvain Gaillard (*1965) completed his licentiate degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Zurich. Furthermore, he holds a Master of Science from the European Center of Pharmaceutical Medicine (ECPM). Sylvain Gaillard has more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Before joining SIGVAIRS, he worked for Vifor Pharma in Switzerland and  had significant influence on the successful clinical development and introduction of two pharmaceutical products in the field of nephrology. As Director Global Clinical Development and Senior Manager Global Medical Affairs, he has acquired profound experience in the elaboration and introduction of clinical development programs worldwide, in the management of phase I-III clinical studies with more than 1200 patients, as well as in the market preparation and introduction of pharmaceutical products.

Sylvain Gaillard has a nationally and internationally recognized professional background as well as substantial leadership skills.

He took up his new position at the beginning of August 2014.


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SIGVARIS Management AG
Bettina Moosmann
Corporate Communications Manager
St. Georgenstrasse 70
8401 Winterthur

Phone:. +41 52 265 00 81

About SIGVARIS - 150 years anniversary

SIGVARIS celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2014. The Swiss company can look back at a successful track record as it moves continuously towards the future, in keeping with its motto “Every day a step further”.

The Swiss company SIGVARIS, 100% family-owned since it was founded, is the global market leader in the manufacture of medical compression stockings. The company was established in 1864 in Winterthur. For around 100 years, SIGVARIS produced “rubber-elastic textiles”, which it sold both in Switzerland and abroad. From 1958 to 1960 the company collaborated with Dr. Karl Sigg to develop a medical compression stocking to improve venous function and relieve venous-related conditions. The product portfolio was expanded in 2009 when the WELL BEING and SPORTS lines were added to the main MEDICAL line. WELL BEING stockings have a preventive function and relieve the early symptoms of leg conditions while SPORTS products improve athlete performance and recovery time. Today SIGVARIS has 240 employees in Switzerland and its customers include pharmacies, chemists, orthopaedic and medical specialist stores as well as doctors and hospitals.


The Winterthur-based group has 1,400 employees worldwide and incorporates its own quality-guaranteed production plants in Switzerland, France, Brazil and the US as well as wholly-owned subsidiaries in Germany, Austria, UK, Canada, China, Australia, Mexico and the United Arab Emirates. These supply around 70 countries globally. SIGVARIS Group pursues an international growth strategy, which is driven by successful leverage of core competencies, strengthening of the WELL BEING and SPORTS lines and continuous expansion of its international presence. The Group produced about 8 million pairs of stockings in 2014 and generated revenue of around CHF 250 million.