Ahead of
Time

Advanced Osteotomy Tools

We are a surgical robotics company located in Basel, Switzerland. After more than a decade of R&D, our Laser Osteotome CARLO® primo has recently been CE approved for use in operating rooms across Europe.  With a comprehensive record of pre-clinical testing, and 30+ successful clinical cases, CARLO® has demonstrated its readiness and unique value. Robotic laser precision, functional cut geometries and healing advantages, all in an easy to adopt, user-friendly system. Our highly differentiated technological innovations are protected by more than 10 patent families globally.

Management

Cyrill Bätscher

CEO
Cyrill Bätscher
Chief Executive Officer

Formerly Johnson & Johnson, Stratec Medical, Synthes, Ringele, DoetschGrether

MBA (State University of New York, Albany)
BBA (Graduate School for Business Administration, Zurich)
Degree in Mechanical Engineering (FHNW, Muttenz)
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Martin Beckmann

CFO
Martin Beckmann
Chief Financial Officer

Formerly Lampert, Centogene, First Sensor, Brockhaus Private Equity, Augusta Technologie, Thermo Finnigan

Degree in Electrical Engineering and Business Administration (Technical University of Darmstadt)
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Andreas Meschberger

CQO
Andreas Meschberger
Chief Quality Officer

Formerly Stratec, Sentec, EM Test, Sandoz

Degree in Electrical Engineering Studies (FHNW, Switzerland)
Postgraduate studies in Medical/Biomedical Technology (University of Applied Sciences, Buchs)
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Michael Peyer

CTO
Michael Peyer
Chief Technical Officer

Formerly University of Applied Sciences in Biel, Switzerland

Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (University of Bern)
Bachelor of Applied Science in Micro- and Medical Technologies (University of Applied Sciences, Biel)
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Tobias Wilken

COO
Dr. Tobias Wilken
Chief Operating Officer

Formerly Leica Microsystems, MenloSystems, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics

Dr.rer.nat. (Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich)
Diplom in Physics (University of Göttingen)
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Board

Werner Berner

Member
Dr. Werner Berner
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Peter Burckhardt

Vice President
Dr. Peter Burckhardt

Vice President of the Board
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Marc Jaquet

Member
Marc Jaquet
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Erich Platzer

Chairman
Dr. med. habil. Erich Platzer

Chairman of the Board
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Bernhard Schirmers

Member
Dr. Bernhard Schirmers
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Hans-Florian Zeilhofer

Founding Member
Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Florian Zeilhofer

Representative of the Founding Members
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Our roots

AOT was founded in December 2010 by laser physicist Dr. Alfredo Bruno, robotics expert Prof. Philippe Cattin, and CMF surgeons Prof. Hans-Florian Zeilhofer and Prof. Philipp Jürgens. Their vision is nothing short of reinventing bone surgery. Unfortunately, Alfredo Bruno, whom many call the father of CARLO®, passed away unexpectedly in 2020 and so could not witness the realisation of his dream – a market ready Laser Osteotome.

Founders

Alfredo Bruno

Dr. Alfredo Bruno

Often considered as "CARLO's father", Dr. Bruno lead AOT during its first years. Unfortunately, the laser phycisist from Argentina passed away unexpectedly in 2020.
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Philippe Cattin

Prof. Dr. Philippe Cattin

Expert in robotics and computerized visualization
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Philipp Jürgens

Prof. Dr. Dr. Philipp Jürgens

Head of Cranillomaxillofacial Surgery at Paracelsus Munich
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Hans-Florian Zeilhofer

Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Florian Zeilhofer

Key Opinion leader in the field of maxillofacial surgery
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