Team

Leadership

Our international team of clinicians, scientists and healthcare professionals has been working on Machine Learning, Medical Imaging in Ophthalmology and Hardware Design for more than 10 years. Bringing together powerful algorithms, insights and experience to the support of eye care professionals in the analysis of medical data.

Sandro De Zanet, PhD
Co-Founder, Scientific Director - CSO

Sandro De Zanet, PhD

PhD & Research engineer for image processing & Machine Learning in ophthalmology (Fundus, OCT, MRI) and TEM images.

+10 years professional working experience. Post-Doc at Computer Vision Laboratory EPFL. Experience in Stereo vision and computer vision.

Co-Founder, CEO
Co-Founder, CEO

Carlos Ciller, PhD

PhD in Medical Imaging in Ophthalmology and Machine Learning (Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Fundus, OCT).

+10 years of professional working experience in Research and Development. Ex-president of Innovation Forum Imperial College London.

Stefanos Apostolopoulos, PhD
Co-Founder, Technical Director - CTO

Stefanos Apostolopoulos, PhD

PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the Ophthalmic Technology Laboratory (OTL), UniBern.

+15 years of professional experience. Focus on OCT (hardware & software), slit-lamps, computer vision & real-time systems integration. Creator of the OpenTK library for computer graphic.

COO/CFO
COO/CFO

Melanie Oesterle-Glaeser, MBA

MBA IMD Lausanne & BA in Business Administration from University of Applied Sciences Regensburg and Sup de Co La Rochelle.

+17 years international and cross-functional business, project management and team leadership experience in global business services. 10 years in the ophthalmic medical device & pharmaceutical industry.

VP Commercial
VP Commercial

Nataša Jovic, BSc-MBA

B.Sc. from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from the Segal Graduate School of Business, Simon Fraser University.

+20 years of professional working experience in Brand Development, Marketing & Commercial Development across several categories with a primary focus in Ophthalmology.

VP Business Development

Aunia Grogan, B.A. M.A.

B.A. in Modern European Studies and an MA in Marketing from Kingston
University.

+30 years of professional experience in commercial strategy, operational
roles, management consulting and leadership, including roles in global
pharma and AI health technology startups.

Board of Directors

Markus Ewert, PhD
Chairman of BoD

Markus Ewert, PhD

PhD in Molecular Biology (University of Heidelberg) and MBA from University of Chicago. Former Chief Business Officer of Ablynx NV, sold to Sanofi in 2018 for €3.9bn. Previously executive team at GE Healthcare (growth strategies, portfolio management, M&A, licenses, and alliances).

Former Head of Strategy, BD&L, and M&A for Novartis Molecular Diagnostics and a member of its leadership team. In 2005, he joined Novartis with responsibility for Global BD&L activities in CVM.

Carlos Ciller, PhD
Member of BoD

Carlos Ciller, PhD

PhD in Life Sciences with a focus on machine learning and medical imaging from University of Lausanne (CHUV-CIBM) & EPFL, and the ARTORG Center from University of Bern.

During 2015-2016 he was a visiting PhD student at BioMedIA, in the Department of Computing from Imperial College London, UK. Several years of work experience as Project Manager R&D in IT and Healthcare. Former President of Innovation Forum Imperial College London, has participated in +15 peer-reviewed journal publications, patents and books.

Stefanos Apostolopoulos, PhD
Member of BoD

Stefanos Apostolopoulos, PhD

PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the Ophthalmic Technology Laboratory (OTL), UniBern.

+15 years of professional experience. Focus on OCT (hardware & software), slit-lamps, computer vision & real-time systems integration. Creator of the OpenTK library for computer graphic.

Sandro De Zanet, PhD
Member of BoD

Sandro De Zanet, PhD

PhD & Research engineer for image processing & Machine Learning in ophthalmology (Fundus, OCT, MRI) and TEM images.

+10 years professional working experience. Post-Doc at Computer Vision Laboratory EPFL. Experience in Stereo vision and computer vision.

Scientific Advisors

Co-Founder & Scientific Advisor

Prof. Dr. Raphael Sznitman

Professor, Director ARTORG Center from University of Bern and Group Head at the Ophthalmic Technologies Laboratory (OTL).

Clinical Advisor

Prof. Dr. Dr. Marion R. Munk MD, PhD, FEBO

Uveitis & Medical Retina specialist at the University Clinic Bern. Managing Director at the Bern Photographic Reading Center.

CMO at Isarna Therapeutics. Adjunct Faculty at Northwestern University, Chicago, USA >12yrs clinical expertise in retina & clinical trials.

Clinical Advisor

Prof. Dr. Dr. Sebastian Wolf, MD, PhD

Professor & Director of the Augenklinik from the Inselspital, Bern.