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® is CE approved for use in operating rooms across Europe. With a comprehensive record of pre-clinical testing, and 80+ 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.

Vision

To significantly improve outcomes of bone surgeries by offering robotic laser solutions
enabling a fully digital workflow

Mission

Our expertise in laser + robotics + surgery, will improve patient value, reduce complication rates and lower overall procedure costs… and hence will make us the trusted instrumentation & robotics partner.

Values

Innovation
Positivity, Fun
Collaboration, Partnering
Communication, Feedback
Responsibility

 

Management

Elmar Zurbriggen

CEO
Elmar Zurbriggen
Chief Executive Officer

Formerly Solvias, Johnson & Johnson, DePuy Synthes, Lonza

Master of Business Administration (University of St. Gallen); MSc Biotechnology (ETH Zürich)
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Peter Oprandi

CFO
Peter Oprandi
Chief Financial Officer

Formerly Amstutz Produkte, PIQUR Therapeutics, Anaveon, AstraZeneca, Lonza

Degree in Business Administration and Finance (Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts)
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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

CPO
Dr. Tobias Wilken
Chief Product 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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Heinz Jacqui

Member
Heinz Jacqui
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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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