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CUTISS starts onsite denovoSkin™ production and successfully exits Wyss Zurich accelerator

CUTISS achieves full independence in its manufacturing capabilities with onsite facility. Increased agility and capacity in producing denovoSkin for current and future clinical trials and patients on compassionate basis. Successful transfer of technology and departure from Wyss Zurich Translational Center, a joint accelerator created by Hansjörg Wyss together with the University of Zurich and ETH …

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IBSA Pharma and CUTISS complete license agreement for VitiCell

PRESS RELEASE  Two innovative biotechnology specialists, IBSA Pharma and CUTISS complete license agreement for VitiCell® Agreement grants CUTISS exclusive worldwide license to commercialize VitiCell®. VitiCell® is a CE marked medical device developed by IBSA for the treatment of skin pigmentation disorders. Strategic fit with CUTISS’s expertise in skin tissue bioengineering. Sophia-Antipolis (France) and Zurich (Switzerland), 2 …

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CUTISS opens R&D subsidiary in France and secures first grant

CUTISS opens subsidiary in France and secures first government grant to extend its Research and Development in regenerative medicine The subsidiary CUTISS Innovation, based at Sophia Antipolis, Europe’s leading technology park, will focus on R&D and innovation in regenerative medicine. A grant of EUR 300,000 from the Region Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur will contribute towards the installation …

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CUTISS develops world’s first machine to produce personalized human tissue

CUTISS develops world’s first machine to produce personalized human skin tissue therapy A world-first innovation in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine that can lead to life-saving and life-changing medical treatments for millions of people with severe skin injuries Over 11 million people annually suffer from severe burns needing surgery Significant milestone in the company’s automation …

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CUTISS wins Top 100 Swiss Startup Award 2020

Zurich, Switzerland, September 10, 2020 – 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 won the Top 100 Swiss Startup Award 2020, granted by a jury of 100 leading startup …

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CUTISS receives Positive Opinion from the Paediatric Committee of the EMA for denovoSkin™

Zurich, Switzerland, August 3, 2020 – 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 that it received a positive opinion from the Paediatric Committee (PDCO) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for …

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Series B financing oversubscribed

CUTISS closes series B funding – Target of CHF 20 million oversubscribed

Zurich, Switzerland, June 29 2020 – 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 successfully closed its series B financing round. The fundraising aiming at CHF 20 million was eventually oversubscribed.
The proceeds will allow CUTISS to further progress denovoSkin™, the Company’s unique personalized skin technology to treat skin defects, i.e. due to burns. Upcoming key inflection points include the completion of the ongoing clinical phase II trials, the scale-up of the manufacturing at the Biotechnopark in Zurich-Schlieren, and the successful implementation of a prototype machine for the automated production of large quantities of skin from a small piece of healthy skin. It is CUTISS’ ambition to file for market authorization with denovoSkin™ in Switzerland and in the European Union in 2022.
Dr. Daniela Marino, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of CUTISS AG, commented: “We feel very lucky and privileged that we have closed an oversubscribed series B financing round. We will invest these proceeds circumspectly, aiming at improving burn patients’ lives.”
Giammaria Giuliani, Co-Founder of Gisev Family office and Member of the Board of Directors of CUTISS, added: “It has been an honor acting as lead investor for this series B financing round. The support by the Wyss Foundation as well as new and existing private investors and family offices demonstrates the potential many investors see in CUTISS’ vision and strategy.”

About CUTISS AG
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 partially funded by Wyss Zurich. denovoSkin™ has received Orphan Drug Designation for the treatment of burns by Swissmedic, EMA and FDA. In addition, denovoSkin™ aims to improve life quality of elective (reconstructive treatments) patients as well and it can further be developed in terms of complexity by adding pigmentation.

Contact
CUTISS AG, CEO Daniela Marino, +41 76 230 80 46, info@cutiss.swiss, www.cutiss.swiss

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Series B Financing Round successfully secured
with CHF 18.7 Mio.

CUTISS with successful series B financing round – funds raised so far sum-up to CHF 18.7 million

Zurich, Switzerland, June 4 2020 – 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 successfully secured its series B financing round. Funds raised so far sum-up to CHF 18.7 million. The financing round was led by Giammaria Giuliani (Gisev Family Office), seconded by the Wyss Foundation and supported by new and existing private investors and family offices. The series B financing round aiming at up to CHF 20 million in total is still ongoing; its final closing is expected for June 15 2020.

The proceeds will allow CUTISS to further progress denovoSkin™, the Company’s unique personalized skin technology to treat skin defects, i.e. due to burns. Upcoming key inflection points include the completion of the ongoing clinical phase II trials, the scale-up of the manufacturing at the Biotechnopark in Zurich-Schlieren, and the successful implementation of a prototype machine for the automated production of large quantities of skin from a small piece of healthy skin. It is CUTISS’ ambition to file for market authorization with denovoSkin™ in Switzerland and in the European Union in 2022.

In 2018, CUTISS raised CHF 11.2 million in a series A financing round that included Business Angels and Family Offices as well as Giammaria Giuliani (Gisev Family Office), Yellowstone Holding, and the Zürcher Kantonalbank (ZKB). In addition, a total of CHF 4 million were granted by Innosuisse and the European Commission (non-dilutive).

Dr. Daniela Marino, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of CUTISS AG, commented: “We are thrilled and honored about the great interest our series B financing round has received from both private and professional investors, especially on the backdrop of the current challenging times. We thank our existing shareholders for their continued support and our new investors for their commitment and trust.”

About CUTISS AG
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 partially funded by Wyss Zurich. denovoSkin™ has received Orphan Drug Designation for the treatment of burns by Swissmedic, EMA and FDA. In addition, denovoSkin™ aims to improve life quality of elective (reconstructive treatments) patients as well and it can further be developed in terms of complexity by adding pigmentation.

Contact
CUTISS AG, CEO Daniela Marino, +41 76 230 80 46, info@cutiss.swiss, www.cutiss.swiss

Gérard Ber appointed as additional Board Member

CUTISS AG announces additional Member of the Board of Directors

Zurich, Switzerland, May 28 2020 – 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 Board of Directors with Gerard Ber as newly elected, additional and independent Member of the Board.

At the recent Annual Shareholder Meeting 2020 of CUTISS, Dr. Gerard Ber was elected as additional and independent Member of the Board of the Company for a term of one year, thus further strengthening its Board of Directors. Gerard has been acting as Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Board of Advanced Accelerator Applications, an innovative radiopharmaceutical Company based in France that was acquired by Novartis in 2018. Before, he held positions as Export Area Manager for Western Europe at OM Pharma Switzerland (Vifor Pharma) in Geneva and Director of Marketing and Commerce for CIS Bio International/ORIS in Paris. Today, Gerard is Life Science Entrepreneur and Member of the Board of Directors of, among others, Ymabs (New York). He studied Pharmacy at the University of Grenoble (France). Dr. Gerard Ber is a Swiss citizen.

Daniela Marino, CEO and Co-Founder of CUTISS AG, commented: “We are pleased and honored that Gerard Ber has accepted becoming an independent Member of our Board, thereby offering his valuable and broad know-how of the Life Science industry to our emerging Company.”

About CUTISS AG
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 partially funded by Wyss Zurich. denovoSkin™ has received Orphan Drug Designation for the treatment of burns by Swissmedic, EMA and FDA. In addition, denovoSkin™ aims to improve life quality of elective (reconstructive treatments) patients as well and it can further be developed in terms of complexity by adding pigmentation.

Contact
CUTISS AG, CEO Daniela Marino, +41 76 230 80 46, info@cutiss.swiss, www.cutiss.swiss

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