About us

The Wyss Center is an independent, non-profit research and development organization that translates neuroscience innovations into clinical solutions that will improve the lives of people with nervous system disorders.

 

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Our mission

Our mission is to accelerate the development of neurotechnology for human benefit.

Our model

Collaboration and partnerships are key to our success. We work with faculty, clinicians and industry to complement our research and development capabilities; additional resources from funding agencies help accelerate our mission.

The Center’s integrated approach includes the latest neuroscience and engineering facilities, as well as the clinical, regulatory and business expertise required to guide high risk, high return projects on their journey from research to product.

Campus Biotech, Geneva

Translation

Established by a generous donation from the Swiss entrepreneur and philanthropist Hansjörg Wyss, the Wyss Center translates neuroscience innovations into clinical solutions to improve lives. The expertise of our unique interdisciplinary team, combined with our state-of-the-art facilities, enable this translation process.

A major goal is to ensure that innovative neurotechnologies advance until they are sufficiently mature to attract industry partnerships, venture funding, or other mechanisms necessary to make them broadly available to society.

The Wyss Center’s experienced multidisciplinary neurotechnology development team from industry and academia has the integrated scientific, engineering, clinical, regulatory and business expertise required to guide high risk, high reward projects on their journey from concept to clinical solution.

Campus Biotech

The Wyss Center is based at Campus Biotech, a research and technology center of excellence in Geneva. In May 2013 Hansjörg Wyss, the Bertarelli family, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève (HUG) and the University of Geneva announced their intention to launch Campus Biotech in the modern complex created by the Serono biotechnology company.

The campus provides a unique collaborative environment for faculty, students, scientists and engineers in advanced research facilities for basic, translational and human clinical research, as well as space for startups and industrial partnerships.

This new community offers an interdisciplinary approach to scientific research and collaboration that positions the Lake Geneva region at the forefront of global neuroscience research and neurotechnology development.

 

Other Wyss organizations

The Wyss Center in Geneva focuses on neurotechnology for human applications while other Wyss funded organizations, including the Wyss Translational Center Zurich and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, each pursue independent missions united by Hansjörg Wyss’ vision to have a beneficial impact on the world

Partners

The Center encourages academic, clinical and industry partnerships related to neuroscience and neuroengineering that range from early concept, to preclinical validation, to critical proof of concept clinical trials and on to realization as a useful product.