Photo credit: Alban Kakulya

Changing preterm birth diagnostics

We are working hard to modernize the tools that help pregnant women anticipate the risk of a premature birth. 


Our team is born from two of the most recognized institutions in Switzerland, the EPFL and the CHUV.

Team

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Loulia Kassem

Erick Garcia-Cordero

Erick Garcia-Cordero

Founder & CEO

MSc Bologna University




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Erick Garcia-Cordero

Erick Garcia-Cordero

Erick Garcia-Cordero

Founder & COO

PhD EPFL

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Gloria Porro

Erick Garcia-Cordero

Gloria Porro

R&D

MSc EPFL

Advisory board

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Prof. Carlotta Guiducci

Prof. Carlotta Guiducci

Prof. Carlotta Guiducci

Head of the Laboratory of Life Sciences in EPFL


Professor Guiducci has been active in the field of miniaturized label-free molecular assays since the beginning of her career. Her early work led to milestones in the field of label-free DNA analytics featuring electrical as well as optical readout.


Her research activities focus on the design and application of electronic biosensors. This work is at the forefront of electronic engineering and bioengineering, and gives her an interesting perspective on this cross-disciplinary research and its possible commercialization


The smart pad concept was conceived in her laboratory. 

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Prof. David Baud

Prof. Carlotta Guiducci

Prof. Carlotta Guiducci

Head of the Service of Obstetrics in CHUV


Professor Baud is board certified (FMH) in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and operative Gynaecology. He is in charge of high risk pregnancies in the Department of “Women-Mothers-Children” which include the biggest Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of Switzerland. 


Professor Baud is making sure the smart pad will become an accurate tool to improve preterm birth diagnostics.


He recently launched a campaign to raise research funds for women, pregnant women and babies:


https://onestepforlife.com/

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Pierre Comte

Prof. Carlotta Guiducci

Pierre Comte

Innosuisse business coach



Pierre spent almost his entire career in the medical device field. He held key executive positions in companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Sulzer Medica, Intermedics SA and Institut Straumann AG. He successfully led different venture creations and exits as a co-founder and/or member of the Board of Directors.


He is currently a member of the board of directors of several high tech companies and a lecturer at EPFL, IMD and CTI Entrepreneurship.