20-07-20 - News

Interviews with Timo Müller and Mina Kamel, co-project leaders of Voliro - from the film start-up by Manuel Stagars

Voliro’s Co-Project Leaders were interviewed by Manuel Stagars for the creation of the Start-up independent documentary miniseries. The three films are an observational series of the real-life of six deep tech startups that want to change the world. Mina Kamel and Timo Müller had the chance to answer Manuel Stagars' questions and explain how they made the jump from university to founding a startup, and what their dreams and goals as an entrepreneur are. The two interviews offer a unique glimpse of the founders of Voliro. Interviews available under read full article in English.

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15-07-20 - News

Acquiring Business Skills Early On - a new course of study at UZH - our founding co-director Simon Hoerstrup highlights the importance of entrepreneurship - UZH News

The Institute for Regenerative Medicine (IREM) at the University of Zurich aims to promote the translation of life science research results into practical applications with a new Master course of study. In cooperation with the Faculty of Science, the IREM is launching the minor in BioMed Entrepreneurship for Master Students in the Fall semester of 2020. The new minor program aims to encourage researchers to always think about how their research could be brought to market. The course is part of the promotion of innovation, which the UZH is pursuing as a strategic goal. Wyss Zurich Founding Co-Director Simon Hoerstrup is stressing the importance of the early promotion of entrepreneurial thinking. He sees the new program as a response to the increasing need for life science students to learn more about entrepreneurship. (Article available in German and English)

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09-07-20 - News

hemotune among the 11 start-ups supported by the EIT Health Start-Up Rescue Instrument

The Wyss Zurich project hemotune has been selected by EIT Health for funding of up to 500k. The funding is a Start-up Rescue Instrument as part of the EIT Crisis Response Initiative, which gives €5.5M in co-investment to help companies maintain business continuity. The EIT Health Start-up Rescue Instrument directly contributes to the European Union’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The eleven start-ups selected are developing solutions in cancer, infectious diseases, wound and joint care, medical imaging, and cardiovascular disease.

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06-07-20 - Media Coverage

Einblick Liver4Life, a double-page spread with explanatory graphics of the perfusion machine - Technology Review, das Magazin für Innovation | Page 8 and 9 of the July edition|

In the July volume of the Technology Review, the magazine for innovation, an explanatory double-page spread, has been issued about the Wyss Zurich project Liver4Life. A simplified insight that well illustrates the processes of the Liver4Life machine and the scope of the project itself. The original pages can be found in the German magazine Technology Review edition of July on pages 8 and 9 in German. Extract available under read more. (in German)

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30-06-20 - News

Watch the pitch of Sevensense at the W.A. de Vigier 2020 - Gregory Hitz

The link below offers a glimpse of this year’s W.A. de Vigier Award pitch of Gregory Hitz, Project Leader of the Wyss Zurich project Sevensense. Sevensense was among the top ten candidates presenting its idea to the jury. This short film perfectly summarizes the key assets of Sevensense and Gregory outlines where Sevensense is leading to with its robots. Currently, robots are limited to restricted areas, but Sevensense wants to change this. Watch the entire pitch via “read more.” (youtube)

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30-06-20 - News

Roland Siegwart talks about robotics and human interaction in this Experiment Podcast - by Swissnex Boston

Swissnex Boston wanted to get a better idea of what it is like to work with autonomous drones and other vehicles and asked one of the pioneers in the field, Wyss Zurich’s Founding Co-Director Roland Siegwart. He makes an interesting comparison between a hammer and a robot, saying robots are the next generation of intelligent tools. In the podcast, Roland Siegwart mentions that with the help of robots, humans should have more time as humans. In his opinion, technology is still a long way from completely replacing all the physical feelings allowing our capability to have an intense interaction with the environment. Listen to the talk, where Roland Siegwart shares his knowledge from minute 00:22:10 onwards.

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29-06-20 - News

CUTISS closes series B funding – Target of CHF 20 million oversubscribed

The Wyss Zurich project denovoSkin announced today the great news - its spin-off CUTISS AG has successfully closed its series B financing round. The fundraising aiming at CHF 20 million was eventually oversubscribed. “We feel very lucky and privileged that we have closed an oversubscribed series B financing round. We will invest these proceeds circumspectly, aiming at improving burn patients’ lives,” said Daniela Marino, Project Leader of the Wyss Zurich project denovoSkin, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of CUTISS AG.

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29-06-20 - News

Blutwaschmaschine mit Magnet - Laborjournal - an interview with Lukas Langenegger, Project Leader of hemotune

In the Laborjournal an interview with Lukas Langenegger, Project Leader of the Wyss Zurich project hemotune, has been issued. The interview highlights the magnetic nanoparticles of the purification concept of hemotune. The nanoparticles enable the direct removal of disease-causing substances from the bloodstream of a patient. Read more why the magnet is three times stronger than the ones generally used in labor. (in German)

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19-06-20 - News

Dima Eshmuminov part of the Liver4Life team receives the scientific Award of the Swiss Surgery Society 2020

Wyss Zurich is proud to announce the following news: Dr. med. Dilmurodjon Eshmuminov, Clinical Scientist of the Wyss Zurich project Liver4Life, was awarded the scientific Award of Swiss Surgery Society 2020 (SGC Wissenschaftspreis 2020) for his work on “an integrated perfusion machine that preserves injured human livers for 1 week.” A great achievement for Dr. med. Eshmuninov, and high recognition for the work of the Liver4Life team.

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18-06-20 - News

ANYbotics among the Swiss Economic Award 2020 finalists

ANYmotion, one of Wyss Zurich's completed projects, is among the Swiss Economic Award 2020 finalists. The final pitches will be held September 2nd or 3rd. The Swiss Economic Award is a significant prize for young entrepreneurs in Switzerland and will be awarded for the 22nd time in 2020. The following link shows an interesting evolution of the ANYbotics robots.

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