Highlife Medical

Highlife Medical

Posted Posted in Current, Healthcare, VIPSI

Highlife Medical develops a new 2-component (“valve in ring”) transcatheter mitral valve replacement systems offering unique features for the treatment of mitral valve insufficiency. The transcatheter mitral valve implantation market is regarded as one of the most attractive markets in medical devices and is expected to reach more than 4.6bnUSD in 2027. VIPSI invested in Read the full article…

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SumUp

Posted Posted in Current, Portfolio, Technology, Venture Incubator

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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Smart Valor

Posted Posted in Current, Portfolio, Technology, Venture Incubator

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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Medlumics SL

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Medlumics is a Madrid-based MedTech company which develops Ablaview®, a unique RF irrigated ablation catheter system that merges photonics and miniaturized optics to guide device placement and directly assess the ablation lesions in real time. Several of the investors of Medlumics were also backing Endosense, a company in the same space acquired by Abbott (St. 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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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.