1. History and mission
The thematic platform in-vitro diagnostics (TP IVD) promotes technological innovation in the area of in-vitro diagnostics by providing access to a network of experts. This new national collaborative platform also supports project ideas by providing seed money. The TP IVD further enables the translational research by organizing events and company visits. The offer of the platform is further strengthened by national and international collaborations with other networks and organizations.
The TP IVD unites key stakeholders from industry, medicine and research organizations to combine excellent skill sets ranging from molecular biology, biochemistry, micro-/nanotechnology and bio-analytics, miniaturization, automation, data management as well as to regulatory affairs and health economics.
The platform has been founded in 2015.
2. Platform members
The platform is co-lead by Dr. Dieter Ulrich (CSEM SA) and Prof. Dr. Marc E. Pfeifer (HES-SO).
The Steering Committee is composed of the following members of the industry and research and technology institutions:
Dr. Dieter Ulrich, CSEM SA
Prof. Dr. Marc Pfeifer, HES-SO
Dr. Greta Faccio, Empa
Prof. Dr. Eric Kübler, FHNW
Dr. Alexander Leichtle, Universitätsinstitut für Klinische Chemie, Inselspital
Prof. Bruno Schnyder, HES-SO
Dr. Jakob Weber, BÜHLMANN Laboratories AG
The Advisory Board consists of experts in the diagnostics field and supports the Steering Committee with strategic recommendations:
Dr. Gesa Albert, Roche Diagnostics AG
Prof. Dr. Peter Meier-Abt, President of the SAMW, former Vice President of University Basel
Prof. Dr. Olaia Naveiras, EPFL
Dr. Manfred Schawaller, Davos Diagnostics AG
Dr. Thomas Stauffer, Medics Labor AG
To become a member, please contact Dr. Dieter Ulrich (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Prof. Dr. Marc E. Pfeifer (email@example.com). The membership fee is CHF 500.- per year.
From left to right: Prof. Olaia Naveiras (EPFL), Dr. Gesa Albert (Roche Diagnostics AG), Dr. Manfred Schawaller (Davos Diagnostics AG), Dr. Jakob Weber (BÜHLMANN Laboratories AG), Prof. Marc E. Pfeifer (HES-SO), Prof. Eric Kübler (FHNW), Prof. Peter Meier-Abt (SAMW), Dr. Greta Faccio (Empa), Dr. Alexander Leichtle (Inselspital Bern), Dr. Daniel Caminada (CSEM), Dr. Thomas Stauffer (Medics Labor AG), Prof. Bruno Schnyder (HES-SO). Photo by projektfotografie.ch.
26th of October 2017 - Swiss Symposium in Point-of-care Diagnostics 2017. Place: HES-SO Valais Wallis. First announcement
13th of October 2016 - Nouvelle réglementation sur les dispositifs de diagnostic in vitro (IVD): êtes-vous prêts? Organized by the Swiss Biotech Center SBC. Place: BioArk, Rte de l’Ile-aux-Bois 1B, Monthey
22nd of September 2016 – Scientific Forum Molecular Diagnostics at the Basel Life Science Week 2016.
23rd – 25th of August 2016 – Biointerfaces International 2016, Zürich
25th of April 2016 – Visit of the Clinical Chemistry Laboratories of the Inselspital Bern
20th of January 2016 – Introducing Roche’s Personalised Healthcare strategy. Organized together with the Thematic Platform TEDD.
4. Read more
Article in CHIMIA about the Thematic Platform IVD.
Impressions of the visit of the Clinical Chemistry Laboratories, Inselspital Bern. Photos by projektfotografie.ch.