Team members involved in the project:

Daniela Marino, CEO and Co-founder of CUTISS
She received her M.Sc. in Biotechnologies from the University of Milan in 2005 and her Ph.D. from the Institute of Pharmacological Sciences of ETH Zurich in 2009. During her postdoctoral studies at the Tissue Biology Research Unit of the University Children’s Hospital in Zurich, she specialized in tissue engineering of skin, and also gained expertise in project management, product development, clinical trials and regulatory affairs.
• Coordinator/Project Manager (WP4)
• Project Coordination Board (WP4)
• Communication and Exploitation (WP3)

Fabienne Hartmann-Fritsch, CCO and Co-founder of CUTISS
She received her M.Sc. in Microbiology and Immunology from the ETH Zurich in 2008 and her Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Zurich in 2013. During her postdoctoral studies at the Tissue Biology Research Unit of the University Children’s Hospital Zurich she specialized on GMP-production of human skin grafts as well as on clinical trial management and regulatory affairs.
• Technical Manager (WP4)
• Project Coordination Board (WP4)

Vincent Ronfard, Chief Innovation Officer
He holds a PhD in Cell Biology. Vincent has more than 28 years of experience in the field of Regenerative Medicine. He started his career at the Blood Transfusion Center (Lille, France) where he developed a fibrin substrate to transplant human keratinocytes to treat burns. From 2010 to 2015 he was Vice-President of Research and Development at HealthPoint Biothrerapeutics.
• Automation of production process (WP1)
• Integrated system Validation (WP2)
• Project Coordination Board (WP4)
• Exploitation and communication (WP3)

Silvia Stüdeli, Operations Specialist
She received her M.Sc. in Interdisciplinary Sciences from the ETH Zurich in 2014. At the Tissue Biology Research Unit of the University Children’s Hospital Zurich Silvia gained broad expertise in tissue engineering of skin. She also has profound experience as Clinical Project Manager from her work in cancer research.
• Integrated system Validation (WP2)

Laurent Barnes, Senior Innovation Scientist
Laurent Barnes has more than 8 years’ experience in skin biology and dermatology. He joined CUTISS in October 2017 to develop the automation of Production.
• Automation of the production process (WP1)
• Integrated system validation (WP2)

Jackie Vuistiner, Management Assistant
Experience in Office and Event Management with the task of ensuring a systematic and sufficient exploitation of the project results during the lifetime of the project, managed by the the Exploitation manager.
• Exploitation and communication (WP3)

Claude Holenstein, Process Developer
PhD in Biomechanics to be involved in the automation and validation tasks managed by Silvia Stüdeli.
• Automation of the production process (WP1)
• Integrated system validation (WP2)