At 6%, Switzerland is at the European average for healthcare-associated infections (HAI). HAI refers to the infections that occur in connection with a diagnostic, therapeutic or nursing measure. If the infection occurs in a healthcare facility, such as a hospital, medical practice or nursing home, this is known as a nosocomial infection. In Switzerland, hospital-acquired infections result in around 70,000 cases of illness and 2,000 deaths each year. With disinfectants, consumables, diagnostics and IT systems, the medical technology industry already contributes greatly to preventing, detecting, monitoring and treating infections, and thus to preventing a lot of suffering and economic costs.