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Managing Director, CEO

Thomas Bauer contributes two decades experience in the medical device industry. He joined CoreMedic as investor and first CEO in 2014. Prior, he served in leadership roles in R&D and operations at Medtronic and Invatec, a Swiss cardiovascular manufacturer, acquired by Medtronic in 2010. Thomas led multifunctional teams in start-ups, midcap companies as well as multinational corporations, including Medtronic, Invatec, Abbott and Jomed. Thomas has a proven track record in research and development of medical devices in and for highly regulated environments, strong background in engineering, operations, quality management systems, risk management and regulatory affairs. He holds a Master in Medical Engineering and an MBA.


ALBERTO WEBER, PhD Dr. med. (CMO, scientific and clinical advisor)

Dr. Weber is a cardiovascular surgeon by training. He has a longstanding track record in the fields of valve-, bypass and aortic surgery. During his career, Dr. Weber served at Inselspital Bern, University Hospital Zurich (USZ) and Herzzentrum Hirslanden in Zurich (since 2018). Dr. Weber has driven and supported numerous innovative medical device concepts. He functioned both as clinical/ scientific expert and inventor himself. Dr. Weber is performing hundreds of surgical treatments and procedures every year.

ROLF VOGEL., PhD, Prof. Dr. med. MSEE (scientific and clinical advisor)

Professor Vogel is both an engineer and cardiologist by training. He supported multiple medical device projects at ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research and Bern University of Applied Sciences, driving product concepts from idea to actual development. Rolf held several positions in the cardiology department at Inselspital in Bern before becoming Head of Cardiology at Solothurner Spitäler AG. 

THIERRY CARREL, Prof. Dr. med. (scientific and clinical advisor)

Professor Carrel is a broadly recognized heart surgeon specialized in bypass-, valve replacement -, aortic- and transplant surgery. He has been and is involved in a large number of scientific and medical device projects, both as active member and as chairman of multiple funding and scientific organizations. He authored and supported more than 700 publications and mentored in total more than 40 habilitations and professorships at the Universities of Bern, Basel and Geneva. Professor Carrel is member of several scientific societies and serves on editorial boards for scientific journals and medical publications (EJCTS, ITCVS, JTCVS. JTD, TCVS).


SILVIO SCHAFFNER (strategic and technical advisor)

Mr. Schaffner is an experienced medtech entrepreneur with 20+ years in medical device, R & D, Production, QA / RA. He led several innovative technology-driven companies, and held director positions in large multinationals, including at Medtronic, INVATEC, Abbott, Sulzer Medica and Jomed. During recent years, Silvio’s main focus is on the emerging medical device industry in China. Mr. Schaffner successfully developed several products including production ramp up, registration and market entry (CE-certification, US and China registration). He holds various patents and co-authored many publications. Mr. Schaffner holds a Master in Engineering and an MBA.

HUBERTUS LEONHARDT (strategic advisor)

Mr. Leonhardt contributes more than two decades experience as Managing Partner at SHS, one of the first institutional healthcare investors in Germany and the lead investor in CoreMedic's Serie A in 2017. He is a board member at several medical device companies and led multiple investments in the sector. Mr. Leonhardt holds a Business degree and became a CFA in 2000.

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