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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08-06-20 -

SwissProsthetics on Tele Züri

Our associate project SwissProsthetics had the chance to explain their work on television. From minute 3:14 onwards, in the broadcast, the team of SwissProsthetics had a few minutes of fame. Tele Züri was on-site when Liana, a girl born with only one arm, was able to try on her new prosthesis. Furthermore, Lukas Schiller, the Product Engineer at SwissProsthetics, outlined the production steps of Liana's Prosthesis. Liana was accompanied by her father, and the Bionicman, Michel Fornasier, who acts as an advisor for SwissProsthetics. Thanks to the pink prosthesis with rainbow and unicorns donated by SwissProsthetics, Liana can now ride her favorite bicycle and swim with her new hand modules. Watch the TV report in German.

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08-06-20 - News

Swisstech Pitchinar with Sevensense and Voliro.

Sevensense and Voliro, two Wyss Zurich projects, pitched their ideas at SwissTech Pitchinar 2020 on June 10. The by Swissnex China organized virtual pitching competition is spotlighting 20 Swiss deep tech startups and their ground-breaking technologies. The platform aims to provide game-changing partnerships with investors, mentors, experts, potential business partners, and a highly engaged audiences. Startups are usually able to pitch their ideas at the International CES (Shanghai) Exhibition. Given the current situation, the trip was canceled. This year they will have the chance to do this at the pitchinar. Wyss Zurich wishes both projects successful pitching. Link to register can be found here.

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