Science crafted to life.
Founded in May 2019, Bottmedical AG is a Swiss deep-tech spin-off from the University of Basel based on an Intellectual Property Portfolio related to the polymer nanotechnology, research results from two Ph.D. theses of Tino Töpper and Bekim Osmani.
These are our values
We help because we want to.
Behind Bottmedical AG are researchers, scientists and specialists who use their commitment and competence 100% to improve the quality of life of people with health challenges.
Only those who ask and question can get ahead.
Curiosity is an important personality trait of a researcher. Bottmedial AG employs people with a particularly strong sense of curiosity. We question current practice in order to find new ways that lead to feasible solutions.
People do what they like.
While developing its products, Bottmedical makes sure that they are used with pleasure and combines their use with as much fun and joy as possible. In this way, we ensure a high level of compliance and contribute to improving the quality of life.
Each application is associated with an investment and must, therefore, generate a return. Sustainable availability is only possible when this circle is closed.
For Bottmedical AG, economic feasibility is just as important a criterion as the ethical necessity of a medical product.
An intact environment is the basis of all life.
Bottmedical AG focuses on sustainable use in every development. We want to raise awareness for body and environmentally friendly materials and deepen confidence in bio-based raw materials. Bottmedical AG intends to reduce the strain of microplastics in the body with wood-based materials.
Bottmedical is driven by inspired minds. Get in touch for advice!
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.
I graduated in physics (diploma) in 2012 at the University of Freiburg i. Br., Germany and acquired my PhD-degree in physics with summa cum laude 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 (CTO) 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.
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. med. dent. Prasad Nalabothu
Dr. med. dent. Jeannette von Jackowski
The Lateral Thinker
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
The dental entrepreneur
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.
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.
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.
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.