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Dear reader,

We are happy to be back with the first newsletter of the year.

We hope that 2022 will be as successful as 2021 for tech transfer in Switzerland. Indeed, With an increase of 44% in invested capital in 2021, the Swiss start-up scene has made an impressive comeback after the slight decline in 2020. For more information, check out the Swiss Venture Capital Report in our "Featured news" section.

And speaking of hits, do not miss our story on the EPFL spin-off Distalmotion, which recently raised $90M to accelerate the global commercialization of its surgical robot.

We are looking forward to sharing with you the latest news and successes related to tech transfer in the coming months.


The TTO Team




EPFL spin-off Distalmotion raises $90M to accelerate the global commercialization of its surgical robot



Technology transfer in action


Distalmotion has developed a revolutionary surgical robot. Its name? Dexter. CE-marked since December 2020, “Dexter shifts the paradigm of robotic surgery by bringing the surgeon back into the sterile field, allowing direct patient access at all times and integrating proven laparoscopic workflows into the robotic setup”, says Michael Friedrich, Distalmotion CEO.

Already present in Europe, this financing round will among other things enable the Lausanne-based company to pave the way for its entry into the American market.

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