Driven by inspired minds ...
Dr. Tino Töpper
Driven by the continuous urge for new adventures, I meet new challenges with open arms and strive with passion for the undiscovered – and above all, how it can be optimized. As a physicist I have therefore ventured to take the step from academic theory to practice developing new solutions in medical technology with Bottmedical AG that are economically feasible and add value to the patients everyday life.
Tino Töpper graduated in physics (diploma) in 2012 at the University of Freiburg i. Br., Germany, and acquired his PhD-degree in physics at the Biomaterials Science Center, University of Basel, in 2016.
Dr. Bekim Osmani
Research has long provided more practical solutions for our everyday lives, but what use are they to us if they are not applied? With my commitment as a senior engineer at Bottmedical AG, I work every day to ensure that technology simplifies the everyday lives of all those who are particularly challenged by health issues.
Bekim Osmani received his MSc degree in mechanical engineering from the ETH Zurich in 2002. He was working in management positions for different SMEs and startups before he completed his Ph.D. in Nanosciences at the University of Basel with summa cum laude.
Maarten van Winckel
In my professional and personal life, I always try to make an impact on people’s lives. Business development is supposed to make the business better, by tapping into new markets, increasing revenues, and creating partnerships. But I want to take it one step further, showing the world the amazing impact BottMedical’s technologies can have on not only people but also planet earth.
Maarten Van Winckel graduated from the University of Ghent (BE) with a MSc in Art Science after which he continued studying Business Economics. After some experiences in both the art and the finance industry, Maarten has been supporting and working for start-ups in San Francisco, New York, Brussels, and now Basel.
Together with Bottmedical, I aim to promote the world’s first plant-based clear aligner and bring the vision of health-conscious plastic alternatives into people’s minds. Besides the marketing activities, I am responsible for smooth progress in administration and accounting.
Jennifer Gaugigl received her education as a sports and fitness merchant. Then she turned her passion into a job and played soccer professionally until a knee injury ended her soccer career early. Jennifer completed a Bachelor Professional in Office and Project Organization (CCI).
I’m excited to have been hired as Head of Scale-up. This is multifaceted within Bottmedical, and I will be ensuring a smooth transition of the company from the validation stage to the growth stage. In my role, I will be coordinating and managing the Scale-up activities, identifying and securing the supply chain, and managing delivery and logistics from raw materials to the final product.
Shannon Nambago graduated from the University of Staffordshire (UK) with a BSc. Degree in Aeronautical Design Technology. He worked in Denmark as a manufacturing engineer before moving to Switzerland to work as a mechanical engineer. He possesses two master’s in business degrees from the Edinburg Business School and Fachhochschule Nordwest Schweiz (FHNW).
Working in a start-up company has made me realize that the best environment to develop professionally is where you get to experience from close how one company builds its ground, creates its image, and finds its way to the market. And the best part of it, you don’t just become one of the employees, you become one with the company.
Arjeta Osmani has studied Business Administration at the University of Skopje and currently is finishing her Master Studies in Business Information Systems at FHNW School of business in Olten.
At Bottmedical, in a start-up environment, I am able to convert my competitiveness and thirst for results into a common good. By working in the R&D department, I believe that understanding science and new technologies can improve our daily lives.
The trusting relationship within the team is the key to the family spirit and essential to our personal fulfillment and development.
Elise Dard studied mechanics and material behavior at Polytech Annecy-Chambéry in France. She specialized in composite materials during her education and will soon be graduating as a Mechanical and Materials Engineer.
I am delighted to be a team member from the very beginning of the company’s first steps. It is impressive how quickly everything went from a simple idea to an innovative product. With my focused way of working, I would like to contribute my part to the company’s success – to set new standards for people’s health with innovative technologies in medicine.
Simon Bucher received his Bachelor of Science degree in medical engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Offenburg (Germany) in 2021.
The Bottmedical team is a family where we support each other and grow together. Being part of this team motivates me to take up new challenges every day to improve our materials and customer comfort to meet their needs as closely as possible. Here I am gaining maturity thanks to the freedom in conducting research and development.
Marie Klein studied chemistry and materials at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Mulhouse in France. She specialized in the field of Polymer chemistry and materials within an exchange program during her last year of “Ecole d’ingénieur”, she joined the Ecole européenne de Chimie, Polymère et Matériaux in Strasbourg. Marie will soon be graduating as Chemical Engineer.
As an aspiring medical technician, I envision turning my ideas into the most sustainable and health-conscious treatment for patients. This is important to me in my daily life, so with Bottmedical, I have found a company representing the same values.
Selina Hünerfauth has started studying medical technology after completing her vocational training as an operating theater assistant. She will graduate with her Bachelor of Science degree in medical engineering in March 2022.
Dr. med. dent. Prasad Nalabothu
Ulrich Hoffmann is a member of the Board of Directors of UBS Business Solutions AG and AI Business School AG as well as an advisor to several start-ups. He has 35 years of experience in global financial services and performed various senior leadership roles at UBS. Ulrich began his professional career at Bayerische Landesbank and holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Munich.
Successful companies in the life science and medical technology sectors build their business ideas on a scientific basis. As an entrepreneur and board member with 30 years of experience in life science, it is a welcome challenge for me to accompany the dynamic start-up team of Bottmedical AG on their way to combine research with practice.
Pascal Brenneisen was the former president of Novartis Switzerland. He graduated from 2011-2015 in law, after 24 years working for Novartis to leave the group and hired to the American group Hewlett Packard as regional director. Brenneisen, who has worked in more than 25 countries is now active in various boards of regional SMEs and startups.
Dr. Arif Arifi
As an ambitious orthodontist, I always strive to provide the ultimate service and comfort for the patients. With Bottmedical AG, I found the same mindset that motivates me, and I am very excited to offer my expertise to a group of top professionals from various fields but with a common goal; to provide an innovative and premium product for patients.
Dr. Arif Arifi has studied Dentistry in the “Ss. Cyril and Methodius University” – Skopje & has (MSc) master’s degree in Orthodontics with the research part done in the University of Greenwich, London. Works in his private dental office as a dentist/orthodontist and part-time as a teaching assistant at the State University of Tetovo.
Dr. med. dent. Jeannette von Jackowski
Some discoveries are theatrical in the eyes of us scientists. But what is their application in everyday life? As a lateral medical thinker, I bridge the gap between research and practice. It fills me with pride and pleasure that I, as co-founder of Bottmedical AG, am part of a dedicated team of specialists who all have the same focus: the development and marketing of useful medical products.
Currently, Jeannette A. von Jackowski works as a maxillofacial surgeon and deputy head at the MVZ Loerrach. She received her medical degree from the Charité – Humboldt University in 2002 and completed her dentistry degree in 2008 at Cleft-Center-Charité in Berlin. In 2015, she passed the specialist examination for Oral- and Maxillofacial Surgery. Currently, she holds an MD-PhD fellowship at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, focusing on the design of the TOFI trainer therapy based on myofunctional approaches.
Dr. med. dent. Guido Sigron
Even Goethe’s “Faust” wanted to know “What holds the world together at its core.” As a scientist, I am driven by this quest for knowledge. But science is not art for art’s sake. Knowledge only makes sense if it is useful to humankind. At Bottmedical AG, I have the opportunity to bring my expertise as a dentist to bear on concrete applications in practice.
Guido R. Sigron received his Master’s in dental medicine in 2007 and in medicine in 2015 from University Zurich. He worked as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and completed his Dental degree in 2009 and Medical degree in 2019. Besides, he is a founder of the companies mydent AG and Reckholder AG, exhibiting a widespread swiss distribution network. His expertise value for Bottmedical includes oral and maxillofacial surgery, dental business, as well as trading with medical products.
Prof. Dr. Bert Müller
It is very motivating when a meaningful application becomes visible on the horizon of science, and acquired knowledge suddenly serves the well-being of patients. As Professor of the Biomaterials Science Center of the University of Basel, I am delighted that the nucleus of Bottmedical AG originates in our research group with Tino Töpper and Bekim Osmani.
Bert Müller received a diploma in mechanical engineering, Berlin 1982. After his election as Thomas Straumann-Chair for Materials Science in Medicine at the University of Basel, Switzerland, in September 2006, he founded the Biomaterials Science Center in March 2007. Professor Müller teaches physics at the ETH Zurich, materials science at the University of Basel, and has supervised 27 doctoral students from medicine, dentistry, physics, nanosciences, and biomedical engineering since his appointment in Basel. His expertise value for Bottmedical is the scientific background for innovative medical approaches and the network of potential scientific collaboration partners.
For science to find its way into an application, the economics must be right. This requires the right marketing strategy. The sharp vision of Bottmedical AG and the long-standing acquaintance of the founders Tino Töpper and Bekim Osmani motivated me to bring my sales experience as a manager of a multinational company to the start-up.
Addicted to the digital touch-points of today’s business environments, Tobias is leading the Swiss-German Business of a digital service integration agency. As a partner of a 650 people company, he is responsible for the integration of digital assets of all kinds as well as Sales growth within the Life science and Retail industry. With more than ten year’s experience in the industry, delivering and consulting within large Mobile App/Salesforce CRM and digital Marketing environments, he strives for process automation. He engages in the future to drive digital innovation. His expertise value for Bottmedical includes the build-up and exit of his former start-up company.
I have been connected to Bottmedical through Tino since we first met two years ago at an event of the University of Basel in Seoul. What I liked from our first conversation is the passion with which he drives the sustainable business concept. The team understands how important the brand is to success. It is a pleasure to see how quickly they consider and implement my recommendations and advice. As a private person, I care deeply about sustainability and our planet as a whole. Here I can perfectly combine my business and private passions for the benefit of Bottmedical’s global success.
Gesa brings more than 13 years of experience in global healthcare, where she has worked in various brand design and marketing roles. In 2016, she founded her brand consultancy BURY | WALZ GmbH and had since been passionate about supporting not only corporations but more and more start-ups. In her career, she has supported the development of more than 30 global brands. She loves helping clients maximise their brand impact through strong strategic brand foundations. She is also a branding and positioning coach at Innosuisse, the Swiss innovation agency, and is currently completing an eMBA in Marketing Management at the University of Bern.
These are our values
We help because we want to
Behind Bottmedical AG is a team of researchers, scientists and specialists who use their commitment and competence 100% to improve peoples health and delivering highest quality standards.
We challenge the status quo
Curiosity is an important personality trait of a researcher. Bottmedial AG employs people with a particularly strong sense of curiosity. We question current practice to force innovation.
People do what they like
As we develop out products with joy, we also want to make sure that they are used with pleasure. In this way our family of inspired minds wants to ensure a high level of compliance and success rate of our products and therapies.
An healthy body and environment is the basis of all life
We reflect sustainability in the choice of raw materials and the design of therapy approaches. Especially, we want to deepen confidence in plant-based raw materials and raise awareness for body and environmentally friendly materials.