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Visonys

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Visonys AG was a Swiss information security software company whose Application Security Gateway set new standards in web application security and availability. Its solutions are targeted to web applications that process confidential information or manage business transactions and processes. Customers include financial institutions, e-commerce and industrial companies as well as authorities. In 2008, Visonys was Read the full article…

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PicoDrill

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Picodrill develops innovative methods based on a combination of thermal and optic processes to micromachining dielectric materials as glass, quartz and silicates. In different types of glass, these methods allow cost efficient drilling of small holes with high aspect ratio and of unparalleled quality; efficient and “cracks free” full body cutting of thin and thick Read the full article…

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Nexthink

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Nexthink provides digital experience management for the enterprise. Leading global companies know that satisfied employees generate more satisfied customers. With Nexthink, organizations can deliver consumer-grade experiences to their employees to increase satisfaction and productivity. Nexthink combines data collection and monitoring, analysis & intelligence and communication, with the ability to take automated action and engage with Read the full article…

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Mesa Imaging

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Mesa Imaging develops and produces 3d cameras. The company was incorporated in 2005 as a spin-off of the csem. The areas of application include machine vision, intelligent robots, access security. etc. The company has a handful customers who are using cameras for production series. The market might become much larger with next generation cameras allowing Read the full article…

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IR Microsystems

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IR Microsystems fabricates novel, low-cost, rugged and simple infrared detection subsystems to accurately analyze the components of gases, liquids and solids. Together with their OEM customers they provide solutions for in-line and on-site process control in many industrial sectors like chemical engineering, petrochemistry, medical technology, biotechnology, nutrition and agriculture. IR-Microsystems was acquired in 2007 by Read the full article…

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hybis software

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Hybris offers “E-Business” data platform software solutions to optimize intra- and intercompany processes associated with demand & supply chain management, most importantly “Product Information Management”, and all aspects of “e-procurement”. This includes comprehensive and highly scaleable catalogue management as well as marketing and sales channel management features. Hybris was acquired in 2009 by the main Read the full article…

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HPL

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HPL S.A. is based in Lausanne Switzerland. The primary aim of the company is to develop value added technology for next generation Li-ion batteries. Primary research focus is higher power and improved safety. Specifically the company is working to develop innovative technology in three key areas: novel nanostructured electrode materials, new safer electrolytes, and improved Read the full article…

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EpiSpeed

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EpiSpeed was focusing on commercialization of low-energy plasma-enhanced process technologies for fast epitaxial growth of semiconducting materials at low temperatures. The company was pioneering processes for the manufacturing of blue and white high-brightness LEDs, high-efficiency solar cells, and discrete high-performance and optoelectronic devices. EpiSpeed’s IP has been sold to an Italian company in 2010.

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Xigen

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Xigen is a pharmaceutical company spin-off from the University Hospital founded in 2002 in Lausanne. The company is based on comprehensive research activities in the field of intracellular peptide research and JNK inhibition. Xigen is focusing on the development of intracellular peptide therapeutics for the acute and short-term treatment of unmet medical needs in major Read the full article…

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Thommen Medical

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Thommen Medical AG was established in August 2001 in Waldenburg and has become established on the international market for implant dentistry very quickly as it is setting new standards with the Swiss Precision Implant System (SPI®System). Thommen Medical has wholly-owned subsidiaries in key markets such as Switzerland, Germany and the United States. Thommen was acquired Read the full article…

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Spinelab

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SpineLab is dedicated to the emerging field of non-fusion spine technologies. The core product is a pedicle screw based elastic stabilization system: ElaSpine™. SpineLab is unique in that is has a simple approach to establish consistent biomechanical conditions. SpineLab’s patents cover a wide range of design options including minimally invasive approaches. SpineLab is based in Read the full article…

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Neocutis

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Neocutis sells high end cosmeceutical products for the management of “stressed skin conditions” such as anti aging, anti wrinkles and increased skin texture. The company has put in place a highly motivated and efficient sales force in the USA selling into dermatologists and beauty surgeons. Neocutis has been sold to a German pharmaceutical company in Read the full article…

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Ganymed

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Ganymed is developing monoclonal antibody therapeutics against solid tumors, where current therapies are poor and where there is an overriding medical need. Ganymed’s pan cancer surface antigens are uniquely specific for cancer tissues and can be expected to show greater therapeutic efficacy and better safety allowing significant reduction in time to market. Ganymed was sold Read the full article…

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ESBATech

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ESBATech is a drug discovery and development company focusing on therapeutic applications of its proprietary antibody fragments derived from fully human antibody fragment scaffolds. ESBATech’s antibody fragments have high stability and production yield compared to conventional antibody fragments. This enables new therapeutic applications and reduces production costs. The company has several programs in pre-clinical and Read the full article…

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Endosense

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Endosense is a medical technology company based in Meyrin (GE) focused on catheter ablation treatments of cardiac rhythm disorders, including atrial fibrillation (AF). The company has developed and pioneered the use of contact force measurement in catheter ablation, with the development of the proprietary Touch+® sensor technology and TactiCath®, Endosense’s flagship product. AF is the Read the full article…

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SumUp

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SumUp is the leading financial technology company that is set to become the first ever global card acceptance brand. The company enables businesses to accept card payments in-store, in-app and online in a simple, secure and cost-effective way. SumUp is the only company to offer an end-to-end EMV card acceptance solution built on proprietary hardware Read the full article…

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Sonic Emotion

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SonicEmotion develops and markets an innovative solution enabling listeners to select a virtual 3D listening environment and to control their perception of the sounds projected within it. As the world’s first 3D sound solutions for home entertainment products, sonic emotion technologies synchronize performance and simplicity enabling enormous 3D sound from a single, elegant device – Read the full article…

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Smart Valor

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Smart Valor provides a compliant, licensed online exchange platform for security tokens and other digital assets. Real assets will be tokenized, listed and traded on the digital token exchange alongside fiat-cryptocurrency listings. Existence, legal ownership and status of underlying assets are ensured by the asset issuance process. Active stakeholders and issuers can earn participation rewards on Read the full article…

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Silentsoft

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SilentSoft markets solutions for remote data acquisition via GSM/GPRS networks, and delivery of the data over the web. The company’s original business was monitoring mainly of heating oil, lubricants and gas tanks. A new service aimed at reducing energy consumption within buildings will be rolled out in 2013. The company currently has 30’000 units under Read the full article…

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Senbiosys

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Senbiosys’ technology measures health related parameters with higher precision and ultra-low power consumption. Senbiosys develops a new generation of high-performing sensors addressing the key challenges of accuracy, efficiency and miniaturization for the IoT of health market. It has already beaten several world records in power consumption and ultra-low noise. Learn more on https://www.senbiosys.com

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Ledgy

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Ledgy helps a company conveniently stay on top of cap table management, financing rounds, vesting schedules, options, phantom plans, and convertible loans. Ledgy provides fast insights for future financing rounds or exit negotiations with its built-in modeling tools. With Ledgy, multiple versions of often erroneous spreadsheets that require a lot of manual work are a Read the full article…

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L.E.S.S.

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L.E.S.S. produces a new generation of ultra-bright and ultra-thin lighting systems. The new technology and products developed by L.E.S.S. open many opportunities for companies active in the industrial vision, the automotive lighting and the display backlighting. The core technology, based on a nano-active fiber, is revolutionizing the world of technical lighting by replacing the existing Read the full article…

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Gamaya

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Gamaya is a Swiss AgTech company which provides the world’s most advanced solution for diagnostics of farmland using a unique constellation of patented hyperspectral imaging technology, drone-based deployment and artificial intelligence. Gamaya farmland analytics solution improves food production efficiency by facilitating optimised usage of chemicals and fertilisers, as well as reducing disease and weed-related losses. Read the full article…

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Equippo.com

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Equippo is a global e-commerce platform for heavy equipment such as cranes, dump trucks, loaders or asphalt pavers. The platform brings together select manufacturers, dealers, leasing companies and other trusted sellers of heavy equipment with buyers from all over the world, including markets like South America, Russia, and Poland. Equippo has a unique technological innovation Read the full article…

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Merlion

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MerLion Pharmaceuticals is focusing on the development of finafloxacin; an atypical fluoroquinolone with outstanding safety profile and enhanced activity in acidified environments found in many infection sites (e.g. urine, abscesses, deep seated wounds, chronically infected tissues and stomach mucosa) and within the intracellular compartments of infected macrophages. Finafloxacin shows impressive activity against persistent and biofilm Read the full article…

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Sequana Medical

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Sequana Medical (former NovaShunt) founded in 2004, is a commercial stage medical device company based in Zurich that designs and develops automated implantable pump systems to move fluids around inside the body. Sequana is the leading innovator of a new category of patented technologies and products designed to remove chronic fluid build-up in the body. Read the full article…

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Jenavalve Technology

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JenaValve™ Technology is a medical device company specialized in developing minimally invasive heart valve replacement systems. JenaValve’s products offer a true and safe alternative to conventional surgery and to existing commercialized transcatheter devices. Jenavalve products are first in class second generation systems with improved technology, especially for correct positioning and repositioning. Learn more on https://jenavalve.com

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Kuros Biosciences

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Kuros Biosciences was formed as a spin-off from the Swiss Federal Institute, ETHZ, and University of Zurich. Kuros aims to be a leader in the development of biologics and biomaterials for localized therapy within the core areas of sealants, orthobiologics and wound care. The product goal is to regenerate or restore the function of diseased Read the full article…

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Genkyotex

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Genkyotex, a pharma company based in Geneva, is the leading developer of NOX inhibitors. The Company is developing first-in-class, small molecule therapeutics that selectively inhibit NOX enzymes. Genkyotex has built a pipeline of NOX inhibitors for different diseases led by the NOX1&4 inhibitor GKT137831, which is in advanced clinical development in several blockbuster indications. Genticel Read the full article…

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Inositec

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Inositec AG is a pre-clinical stage biotech spin-off from ETH Zurich developing innovative new drugs from its proprietary platform of inositol phosphate analogs with tunable properties (InosituneTM).  Inositec’s lead product is an inhibitor of Clostridium difficile toxins that aims to offer a highly differentiated, non-antibiotic oral treatment option for C. difficile infection patients. The second product is a vascular Read the full article…

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Edimer

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Edimer is a biotech company founded in 2008 and based in Cambridge US focusing on the development of innovative therapeutics for rare diseases. EDI 200 Fc-EDA1, its lead product is aimed at the treatment of X-Linked Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia (XLHED), a rare inherited genetic disease affecting mainly baby boys. Moreover, Fc-EDA1 is in development for Read the full article…

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Covalys

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Covalys’ proprietary technology is based on unique protein tags (SNAP-, CLIP-, ACP/MCP-tags) which would greatly facilitate the purification, labeling and immobilization of proteins in their functional form, opening thus new opportunities for protein based research. Covalys’ tag technology combines specificity with high reliability, stability and a broad versatility in its applications. Covalys’ tag technolgy was Read the full article…

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CeQur

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The CeQur PaQ™ insulin delivery device is intended for continuous, subcutaneous delivery of insulin at set and variable rates for the management of diabetes mellitus in patients requiring insulin as prescribed by a physician. The technology is reliable, the design had met high industry standards and the IP situation (patentability and freedom to operate) is Read the full article…

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Kuur Therapeutics (form Cell Medica)

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Cell Medica is committed to improving patients’ lives through the significant therapeutic potential of cellular immunotherapy. Our approach is to apply innovative technologies with the aim of improving the treatment of cancer and immune reconstitution following hematopoietic stem cell transplant. VI became shareholder of Cell Medica through its acquisition of Delenex Therapeutics. Delenex was a Read the full article…

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Araris

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Araris Biotech AG is a spin-off company from the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) and ETH Zurich focusing on a on a novel antibody-drug conjugate (ADC)-linker technology. ADCs deliver for example chemotherapeutic drugs specifically to the tumor and thus enable targeted chemotherapy. The stable and defined linkage of the drug to the antibody is essential for Read the full article…

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Amal

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Amal Therapeutics SA is a spin-off from the University of Geneva. Amal develops KISIMA, its proprietary vaccine technology platform to progress therapeutic vaccines in oncology. KISIMA combines in one single recombinant protein a vector for targeted antigen delivery, a toll like receptor peptide agonist as adjuvant and a chimeric multi-antigenic construct as vaccine. The platform Read the full article…

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Altoida

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Based on 12 years of R&D and clinical trials with more than 2500 patients, Altoida has developed complex everyday activities providing neuromotor biomarkers that can diagnose Alzheimer’s disease 5 years prior to onset with 94% accuracy using smartphones and augmented reality. Altoida’s technology will power apps that target both consumer and professionals markets. Learn more Read the full article…

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Advanon

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Advanon is an online platform where SMEs looking for short-term financing can sell their invoices to financial Investors. Through the easy-to-use platform, SMEs can improve their cash balance instantly. Investors, on the other hand, get access to an alternative type of short-term investments. Unlike traditional factoring services that acquire all invoices from a seller Advanon is offering a flexible service as businesses can sell invoices when and as they need it.