Dr. Alfredo E. Bruno (CEO)

In addition to directing the company, Dr. Bruno is responsible for patent writing and laser development. After completing his master of science degree in Computational Quantum Chemistry and earning his doctorate in Laser Physics at the University of Saskatchewan (Canada), Dr. Bruno went to Munich (Germany) to work on lasers as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Technical University of Munich. In 1988, he began working for Ciba-Geigy (now Novartis) and conducted a variety of research and development projects in collaboration with the American companies Spectra-Physics and Chiron Diagnostics. In 2004, he founded TLT Medical AG, an affiliate of Novartis. After selling TLT, he became the co-founder and CEO of FreiBiotics, an affiliate of the University of Freiburg (Germany,) which is a leader in the research of next-generation antibiotics. He has authored more than 50 scientific publications in his career, and holds over 15 patents.

Prof. Dr. Philippe Cattin (CTO)

Prof. Cattin is responsible for the integration of AOT’s various systems and software interfaces. After earning his doctorate from the Institute of Robotics at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Prof. Cattin was appointed director of the Medical Imaging Analysis Group at the Computer Vision Laboratory at that same institution. He was then appointed to the rank of professor at the University of Basel (Switzerland,) a position he still holds today. Prof. Cattin also founded and directs the Medical Imaging Analysis Center (MIAC), a joint venture between the University of Basel and the University Hospital in Basel. Prof. Cattin has excellent professional contacts in the computerized visualization and robotics communities worldwide.

Cyrill C. Bätscher (COO)

Cyrill C. Baetscher is responsible for administration, marketing, sales, business development and project management at AOT. He holds an MBA from the State University of New York, Albany (USA), a BBA from the Graduate School for Business Administration in Zurich (Switzerland), and a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical Institute of Northwestern Switzerland in Muttenz (Switzerland.) Mr. Bätscher has extensive managerial experience and know-how; both in the MedTech business (Stratec Medical, Synthes, Johnson & Johnson) as well as in the metalworking and consumer goods industry (Ringele AG, DoetschGrether AG).

PD Dr. Dr. Philipp Jürgens (CMO)

Following his training in Munich (Germany) as a dentist and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Jürgens completed his residency at the Technical University of Munich (Germany) and the University of Basel (Switzerland.) He specializes in cranio-maxillofacial correction and reconstructive surgery. From 2002 to 2005, Dr. Jürgens was the coordinating officer for a research network on “Tissue Engineering and Rapid Prototyping” in southern Germany. He was then appointed deputy project manager for the CMF (Cranio-Maxillofacial) project within the NCCR (National Center of Competence in Computer-Aided and Image-Guided Medical Interventions.) Today, Dr. Jürgens heads the Computer-Assisted Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery research unit (CACMFS) at the University of Basel, and works as senior physician in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery department of the University Hospital in Basel and at the medical care center in Lörrach, Germany.