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Interview Daniela Marino “Le Temps” (French only)

«A 7 ans, je voulais déjà être scientifique»

TECHNOLOGIES MÉDICALES En 2019, seulement une société sur quatre était fondée par une femme. A la tête de la start-up zurichoise CUTISS, qui veut révolutionner la greffe pour grands brûlés, Daniela Marino prouve que l’esprit d’entreprise se décline très bien au féminin.

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Daniela Marino convinces jury and audience at RFS Pitch Arena

CUTISS AG wins the Audience and the Jury Award at the Redesigning Financial Services (RFS) Pitch Arena Event.

The event is designed to bring growth companies together with large investors.
In addition to matching attractive, pre-screened companies with investors, the event also has a clear educational component. To this end, the event sets out to share insights with aspiring entrepre- neurs with respect to the skills necessary to building strong business ideas and presenting them in a compelling fashion. The jury of large investors is also selected to share valuable knowledge with the intention of helping participating compa- nies grow and prosper. In this way, the event should inspire aspiring entrepreneurs and offer investors access to attractive investment opportunities.

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Swiss Technology Award for CUTISS!

CUTISS AG receives the prestigious Swiss Technology Award in the category Start-ups. The Award was handed over to CEO Daniela Marino at the Swiss Innovation Forum in Basel.

The Swiss Technology Award is the most important distinction for innovation and technology transfer in Switzerland.

This sought-after prize is being awarded for the 31st time on 21 November 2019 at the Swiss Innovation Forum, which confers awards on outstanding innovations with above-average market potential and great growth opportunities in three different categories.

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Article in Limmattal Newspaper about CUTISS’ R&D

The Limmattaler Newspaper visited Vincent Ronfard, our Chief Innovation Officer in our lab in Schlieren. Read about CUTISS’ Research and Development in the field of skin manufacturing.
(article in German only).

“Die Fragen gehen ihm nie aus:
Vincent Ronfard forscht seit 30 Jahren, heute züchtet er für das Schlieremer Start-up Cutiss Haut für Brandwunden…”

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Article NZZ am Sonntag – new hope for burn victims

The Swiss company Cutiss produces new skin for patients with scars or deep burns. The CEO is currently raising money to build up the production. (Article in German only)

“Sie geben Brandopfern Hoffnung: Die Schweizer Firma Cutiss züchtet neue Haut für Patienten mit Narben oder schweren Verbrennungen. Die Chefin sucht jetzt frisches Geld für den Aufbau der Produktion…”

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CUTISS AG broadens Management Team

Zurich, Switzerland, October 28 2019 – CUTISS AG, an innovative Swiss life-science Company aiming to provide patients that suffer from large and deep skin defects with an automatically produced, personalized skin tissue therapy, denovoSkin™, today announced it has further enhanced its Management Team.

As per October 1, Kathi Mujynya Ludunge has been appointed Chief Operation Officer of CUTISS. She will be responsible for the Company’s operations as well as for all Manufacturing/ GMP/Quality activities (clinical and commercial products). Kathi joins CUTISS from the Skin Research Institute of Singapore /A*STAR (Agency for Sciences, Technology and Research), where she was working since 2016 as Head of Operations of the Asian Skin Bank Platform. Prior to her relocation to Singapore, Kathi held several leading positions in life-sciences, among those managing GMP manufacturing and development projects for Healthpoint Therapeutics (Switzerland and USA), as well as leading the Manufacturing, Sciences and Technology (MSAT) department at Smith & Nephew (Fort Worth, Texas).

Kathi started her professional career in Switzerland as a scientist at the Institute of Pathology of the University of Berne, followed by the position as Production Manager at the Lausanne-based LifeScience-Start Up Modex Therapeutics/Isotis, before joining DFB Pharmaceuticals (Lausanne). Kathi is a Cell Biologist by training (Neuchatel School of Health), then gained project management expertise with her MBA (University of Geneva), followed by a post-grade diploma in Management of Biotech and Pharmaceuticals venture at EPFL (Lausanne). She holds a dual citizenship (Switzerland and USA).

Kathi Mujynya Ludunge said: “I am not only happy to return to Switzerland with my husband and move our family back home to Switzerland, but also to join CUTISS, an emerging and life-science start up with a clear vision”. Dr. Daniela Marino, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of CUTISS AG, commented: “We are excited that Kathi has decided to return to Switzerland after many years abroad to support us in achieving our goals. With her know-how now, the expertise in skin bioengineering of CUTISS’ management team sums up to 100 years”.

CUTISS is a Swiss Life science Company, spin-off of the University of Zurich, developing personalized skin graft technologies for the treatment of a large spectrum of skin defects. Its lead product candidate, denovoSkin™, has been tested in a phase I clinical trial on pediatric patients at the University Children’s Hospital in Zurich. Phase II studies are currently ongoing in Switzerland and the European Union and are funded by Wyss Zurich. denovoSkin™ has received Orphan Drug Designation for the treatment of burns by Swissmedic, EMA and FDA. In addition, denovoSkin™ promises to improve life quality of elective (reconstructive) patients as well and it can further be developed in terms of complexity by adding pigmentation.

CUTISS AG, CEO Daniela Marino, +41 76 230 8046,,

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Forbes DACH Article “Growing Skin”

Read about CUTISS growing skin in the latest edition of FORBES no. 9 / 2019
(This article is only available in German.)

“Ein briefmarkengroßes Stück Haut
innerhalb eines Monats um das
Siebzigfache vergrößern – bei Cutiss
ist das Realität. Das Life-Science Unternehmen aus Zürich arbeitet an
einer innovativen Art der Hauttransplantation, der Denovoskin-Technologie…”

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