The Founders:

The founders of Mitraflex Sàrl, Dr. P. Tozzi, Prof. L.K. von Segesser and Prof. D. Hayoz hold senior positions at the University Hospitals of Lausanne (CHUV) and Friburg, Switzerland, specializing in cardiovascular surgery and vascular medicine. Their everyday work led them to be active in the treatment of heart diseases and from this came the innovative application of active mitral and tricuspid rings to repair the failing functioning of these cardiac valves. Their international reputation is a major benefit and will ensure establishment of a referral base and rapid global market penetration. In recognition of the need to apply multifunctional competencies, Mitraflex Sàrl actively involves M. E. Borghi, an engineer with impressive track record in the development of implantable medical devices.

CTI Start-up participated in strategy formulation and validation. The Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois and the University of Lausanne provide the facilities for large animal experiments and the support for the intellectual property protection (Mrs C. Lafourcade). In addition detailed development programs have been formulated at MNT (micro and nano techniques) and LANS (laboratory for the application of nano sciences) at the University of Yverdon. Specialist expertise in the field of regulatory affairs and industrial production is outsourced.