09-05-18 - News

MILESTONE IN CARDIOVASCULAR TISSUE ENGINEERING

An international consortium led by UZH Professor and Wyss Zurich Co-Director Simon P. Hoerstrup has reached a milestone on the road towards being able to treat heart patients using new heart valves cultured from human cells: As part of the EU-funded project LifeValve, for the first time the team, using computer simulations, succeeded in individually predicting how well cultured heart valves would grow, regenerate, and function in large animal models (sheep). The results that have now been published in the journal Science Translational Medicine (stm.sciencemag.org) are a significant step towards the routine application of the tissue engineering technology in the future.

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08-05-18 - News

SRF News 10vor10 - «Technische Fächer boomen an den Unis»

At the universities, no field of study grows faster than the so called MINT subjects. But they still do not grow fast enough for the economy. Watch the TV contribution of SRF News 10vor10 (in German) about the challenges and measures of how to solve the shortage of skilled professionals in Switzerland.

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04-05-18 - Media Coverage

SRF Einstein – «Einstein bei den Robotern»

ANYmotion, one of our Wyss Zurich projects, provides solutions for robot applications with the most advanced mobility and autonomy requirements in challenging terrain. The TV contribution about ANYmotion starts at minute 21.48 (in German).

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03-05-18 - Media Coverage

SRF Puls – «Kinderhände aus dem 3D-Drucker»

Wyss Zurich Associate Project SwissProsthetics has developed a modular prosthesis that is easy to manufacture, robust and affordable. Watch the TV report broadcasted on Monday, April 30, 2018 on SRF Puls (in German).

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26-04-18 - Event

Seminar Translational and Clinical Wyss Zurich Projects

Dr. Thomas Ludersdorfer (Wyss Zurich – ETH Zurich / University of Zurich) and Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Lutterotti (Neuroimmunology and MS Research – Neurology Clinic / University of Zurich) will talk about "Establishing immune tolerance in multiple sclerosis with peptide-coupled red blood cells – Status quo within the Wyss Zurich ETIMSred project" on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 12:30 – 13:30 p.m. at University Hospital Zurich, Kleiner Hörsaal OST.

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20-04-18 - Media Coverage

Migros Magazin – «Keine Angst vor Robotern»

Wyss Zurich Co-Director Roland Siegwart is one of the world's leading robotics experts. He is convinced that the machines will not replace us so quickly. Why we shouldn't be afraid of robots, he explains in the Migros Magazin article (in German).

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20-04-18 - Event

Cheer on our runners at the 16th Zürich Marathon next Sunday!

Upcoming Sunday, April 22, 2018, at the 16th Zürich Marathon, five teams will run for a good cause organized by the charity “Give Children a Hand” that supports the development of hand prostheses for children. As a fund-raiser, two T-Shirts signed by all notable runners, will be auctioned off. The financial gains will be donated entirely to the Wyss Zurich associate project SwissProsthetics that develops 3D printed modular hand prostheses for children.

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19-04-18 - News

SwissProthetics passes Venture Kick stage 1

Congratulations to our Associate Project SwissProsthetics, who has passed Venture Kick stage 1, taking home CHF 10.000. They will now prepare to go into stage 2, with a chance to win CHF 20,000 and progress to the Venture Kick final.

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18-04-18 - Press Release

hemotune is among the Top 10 for W.A. de Vigier Award 2018

From over 220 submitted projects, the jury picked their Top 16 in February. The 16 were assessed and resented their ideas to the Foundation Board, who then chose the Top 10. hemotune has still the chance to receive on May 30th the W. A. de Vigier Award, endowed with CHF 100,000.

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16-04-18 - Media Coverage

Tagesanzeiger – «Wenn du auf den richtigen Moment wartest, startest du nie»

Daniela Marino, Co-Project Leader of denovoSkin, actually wanted to become a professor. But then her research team at the Children's Hospital Zurich made such progress in breeding human skin that she decided overnight to found the company CUTISS AG.

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