A book for life science entrepreneurship


Institutional Communication Service

9 October 2018

The USI Faculty of Biomedical Sciences has published the book "Bio- and MedTech Entrepreneurship", edited by Dr. Heidrun Flaadt Cervini, Director of the Center of Advanced Studies on Entrepreneurship in BioMedicine (CASE BioMed) of the Faculty and by Jörg Dogwiler, CEO at Congenius AG.

The volume represents the synthesis of 8 years of experience gathered at USI in the context of the BioBusiness and MedTech Business executive education programs, the first in Switzerland intended for entrepreneurs in the life sciences, offering upcoming enterprises in this field the required theoretical knowledge and practical-project skills.

The book provides a number of concepts which are relevant not only for the attendees of these executive education programs, but also for all individuals interested in acquiring useful insights on how companies in the bio- and medical technology sector are created and funded. The 25 chapters of the book have been written by 30 international authors, most of whom are first-hand founders of start-ups, experts and investors in the life sciences.

CASE BioMed is a unit of the USI Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, contributing thus to position it in an innovative way in Swiss and international academia. To date, more than 350 participants have taken part in the two programs offered, including representatives of a number of the leading start-ups in the field, such as Lunaphore Technologies, T3 Pharmaceuticals, CUTISS, and ProteoMediX. CASE BioMed at USI has thus far been supported by IBSA Foundation, KTI/Innosuisse, Helsinn Group, Onelife, Farma Industria Ticino, Zühlke, UBS, and MIT Life Science Angels.

The book is available at:

For further information:
Dr. Heidrun Flaadt Cervini
Director CASE BioMed
+41 58 666 4268
[email protected]