08-12-17 - Media Coverage

satw – detection: Robots, the useful high-tech helpers

In terms of robotics, Switzerland is in a good position. The current dynamic developments also open up new opportunities that have to be tackled, says Founding Co-Director Roland Siegwart.

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07-12-17 - News

Survey to improve arm prosthesis: Participate now!

SwissProsthetics is an Associate Project of Wyss Zurich, which develops a modular system of application-specific prosthetic hands for children and adolescents. The project was launched as a two-year cooperative venture between appsocial.org and the Institute of Mechatronic Systems at ZHAW in Winterthur. At Wyss Zurich, the project team develops the necessary process steps for market entry.

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03-12-17 - Event

50th Anniversary of the 1st Heart Transplant

Fifty years ago, on December 3rd, 1967, the first adult human heart transplant was successfully performed by Christiaan Barnard and his team in Cape Town, South Africa. Since then, 140’000 hearts have been transplanted. From December 2nd to 4th, 2017, the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur and Allied Academic Hospitals celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the 1st Heart Transplant in Cape Town. Wyss Zurich Founding Co-Director Simon P. Hoerstrup and LifeMatrix Project Leader Maximilian Emmert are invited to speak about "Translational Challenges in Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering".

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24-11-17 - Spotlight

Basil Weibel – An idealist who builds drones

Basil Weibel, CEO of the Wyss Zurich Project Wingtra, is one of the 30 most influential young entrepreneurs under 30 this year in Europe, according to Forbes. Basil builds sophisticated drones and cares about what technology can do for humans. Today, he is leading a company with 36 employees.

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22-11-17 - Event

Interdisciplinary Colloquium Regenerative Medicine I - November 28, 2017

Dr. Mojca Frank-Bertoncelj, MD, PhD (Center of Experimental Rheumatology, University Hospital Zurich and University of Zurich, BioTechno Park Schlieren) will talk about “Why location matters in arthritis” on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 12.30 - 1.30 p.m. at University Hospital Zurich, Kleiner Hörsaal OST (B HOER 5)

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21-11-17 - Media Coverage

SRF 10Vor10 - Thurdsay, November 16, 2017 – Are maglev trains the means of transport of the future?

Is it realistic that we will soon be traveling from Zurich to Paris on such trains? Founding Co-Director Roland Siegwart sees great potential in this technology.

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09-11-17 - News

CUTISS AG awarded with prestigious CTI Start up Label

The CTI Start up Label assigns to CUTISS AG the quality status that the company is ready for outside investment and for growth in a sustainable manner.

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07-11-17 - Media Coverage

futurezone – Silicon Valley takes artificial Intelligence Talent away from Universities

Artificial intelligence is booming. Google, Facebook and other IT companies are represented in Zurich and invest large sums of money for researchers. As a result, our postdocs are recruited faster, but this also has advantages because more young people are interested in this field, explained Founding Co-Director Roland Siegwart.

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03-11-17 - Press Release

CUTISS AG receives Swissmedic approval to commence Pivotal Phase II denovoSkin™ trials in burns in adults and children.

Zurich, November 03, 2017, CUTISS AG today announced that it has received approval from Swissmedic to commence two Pivotal Phase II trials using denovoSkin™ in the treatment of burns in adults and children, respectively. In Switzerland, these trials will be recruiting patients at two centers, the University Children’s Hospital Zurich where Phase I was recently completed, and the University Hospital Zurich. The trials will expand to other two centers, The Dutch Burn Center in The Netherlands, and the University Hospital in Birmingham in UK, subject to approval by the National Authorities. The trials are designed to treat up to 15 burn patients each.

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30-10-17 - News

Hansjörg Wyss is Master Entrepreneur

EY in Switzerland on October 27, 2017, presented the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards for the 20th consecutive year in the “Trade/Services,” “Industry/High-Tech/Life Sciences,” “Emerging Entrepreneur” and “Family Business” categories. Around 400 guests from the business, political and cultural arenas, including many former winners, were in attendance at the gala in Interlaken, Switzerland. Hansjörg Wyss, entrepreneur, patron and philanthropist, was honored with the “Master Entrepreneur” award.

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