X-Technology Swiss R&D, the Swiss company that owns the X-Bionic, X-Socks and Apani brands, has been named “Best In Class” by the Swiss Institute for Quality Testing (SIQT). The independent institute conducted a detailed study from 2017 to 2019 to determine the most innovative companies in Switzerland. To qualify for the SIQT study, a company must have been granted at least one international patent between 2017 and 2019. X-Technology has filed a total of 808 international patents in its more than 20 years of operation. Numerous other sports and outdoor companies such as Odlo, On Running and Mammut were among those evaluated. In the end, X-Technology was named “Best in Class” and “Top Innovator” in the Swiss sporting goods industry. Other “Best In Class” award winners in other categories are Patek Philippe, Rolex and Breitling.