Schoeller wins Swiss Innovation Award for iLoad

Schoeller Textil AG wins the most significant Swiss innovation prize
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Sevelen, November 2011: On 3 November, iLoad®, the latest development from the Sevelen based textile and technology specialists, Schoeller Textil AG, was distinguished with the Swiss Technology Award in the segment “Maturity Stage” at the Innovation Forum, held at the Novartis Campus in Basel. In a two-phase adjudication process, a high profile jury of experts carefully selected the three winners from among 96 applicants and awarded them Switzerland's leading technology and innovation prize. The Swiss Technology Award specifically promotes Swiss innovations distinguishing the most innovative and best companies and institutions in Switzerland each year. Partners from the world of business as well as educational and promotional institutions support the awards. The Swiss Innovation Forum is organized primarily by The Swiss Economic Forum GmbH. “The award winning iLoad® technology recently took a prize in Germany as well,” say a delighted Hans-Jürgen Hübner (left) and Theo Gaupp from Schoeller.
iLoad® – the rechargeable drug delivery textile
Holistic health is a major trend. It is becoming a key economic factor for many branches and companies. Schoeller Textil AG has developed a new technology addressing improvement in such areas as “wellbeing”, “prevention” or “therapy” in the context of textiles. This innovation, iLoad®, is textile carrier materials that can be individually loaded and regenerated with beneficial and therapeutic substances. Additionally, the release of medicaments is also possible with the iLoad®-System. “iLoad® is initially intended for use in ‘medical wellness', workwear and sports, explains Schoeller CEO, Hans-Jürgen Hübner.
Further information on the Swiss Technology Award: www.swiss-innovation.com

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