OUR EXPERTISE

Bench-to-Market Life Science Provider

We support life science start-ups with a wide range of expertise, either in-house or via our network of pre-qualified experts, laboratories, CMOs, warehouses, logistic partners and affiliates.

We have the expertise needed to bring your product from the bench to the market.

Our development team will support you with Quality Assurance, Medical and Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Operations, Biostatistics, Medical Writing and eSubmissions.

Once you’re coming closer to the market, we offer customized Marketing and Business Development activities.

INCUBATOR

Join our successful 6-step incubation program and we’ll coach you all the way on your journey from “green to gold” 

As an experienced team that made pivotal contributions to the approval of several healthcare products, we know exactly what is needed to bring a new product to the market.

Start-ups can enter the program at any stage and no two projects are ever the same.

DREAM

Your journey starts here. Ready to incorporate and not sure about the next steps? Come and see us, we offer an unbeatable one-stop-shop solution!

  • 1-5 founders
  • We give you some first advice for free
  • We help you apply for the Innosuisse coaching program
  • We discuss your financing options and show you how to get there
  • Our in-house notary and accountant will support you with incorporation and setting up your accounts
  • Our IP lawyers advise you on your patents and brands strategy

PLAN

Our lawyer and notary will help you draft all documents and guide you through the process of incorporation.

  • 2-5 first employees
  • You can join our incubator in Liestal (rent-a-desk or full-service virtual office)
  • We discuss with you the best way to get to market approval
  • We help you negotiate a license agreement with the university
  • We help you write a business and development plan
  • We help you find Seed financing
  • We help you with regulatory strategy for EMA and FDA

EXECUTE

Now is the time to put your plans into reality and continue with the product development. HEMEX will help you with all steps that are needed.

  • 5-10 employees
  • We help you with Series A financing
  • We set up your Quality Management System and perform (mock-)audits
  • We partner with you for non-dilutive grants
  • We support your product development with preclinical and clinical operations
  • We help you CE-mark your medical device or get positive CHMP/FDA opinion

SCALE

First sales! Profit is still a bit down the road, though. Scale up is needed, but growing pains are real. We’ll help you go international.

  • 10-50 employees
  • Obtain approval in your first market!
  • We help you with Series B financing
  • We help you develop an international (transfer) pricing strategy
  • We help you develop an approval and reimbursement strategy in the 7MM
  • We help you setting up licensing or co-marketing deals

PROFIT

Your business is sustainable now. Your “baby” has become an adolescent and it’s time to start thinking of letting go!

  • 50-200 employees
  • We help you complementing the founder team with internationally experienced C-level executives who can guide the company through the next stage
  • We help you with market access and insight services in order to boost sales
  • We help you find strategic partners and investors with merger and acquisition capabilities

EXIT

It’s time to reap the fruits of your hard work! We help you with the different options to cash in on your investment.

  • >200 employees
  • We help you implementing your exit strategies
  • Further financing via a co-development or co-marketing partner
  • Trade sale to a larger market player
  • Initial Public Offering

We invest in selected life science start-ups, in cash and/or in kind. 

We combine development and fundraising skills, to offer you a distinctive advantage when interacting with the investor community. We are a knowledgable and reliable partner for investors to oversee their financial commitment. We offer workshops with our in-house accredited Innosuisse special coach to help you with your first financing rounds.

What our start-ups say

Hemex provides Scailyte a range of services, from administrative to highly specialized regulatory and clinical development support. Working at Hemex incubator, whenever we have a question, we can immediately address it. We’re happy to continue our journey with such a trusted partner.

From the start of Resistell, Hemex supports our company in the clinical operations and also back us with its investment arm. The understanding of startup needs, makes Hemex a unique partner in our journey to the market.

Hemex has been instrumental in Annaida Technologies’ progress. They were the first to recognize our potential and acted swiftly to support us in our development. We wouldn’t be where we are without their help.

Hemex supports us in marketing and sales, negotiating with industry partners and regulations. Their team is highly dedicated and delivers always on time and in high quality. Hemex is giving us the support we wished for.

Advancience combines psychology, neuroscience, and informatics to make game-based assessments for the psychological assessment industry, both as HR tools as well as diagnostic test, e.g. for ADHD.

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One in 10 couples experiences difficulties conceiving a child. Annaida’s patented NMR technology gives fertility doctors the ability to perform a fast, non-invasive and quantitative embryo screening, providing patients with an improved overall IVF experience.

The ARTIDISNet platform uses a nanomechanical sensor that captures the physical properties of tissue enabling the clinician to differentiate between benign and malignant tissue from biopsies in cancer patients in under three hours.

ASPIVIX SA is a medical technology company specializing in Women’s Health, which has developed a flagship product called CAREVIX™. This technology is  proprietary vacuum & suction-based. It is used to reduce pain, eliminate bleeding, and tissue tear during gynecological procedures requiring uterus access.

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BioReperia, based in Sweden and Switzerland, offers a highly precise, humanized zebrafish model to the pharmaceutical industry, to evaluate the safety and efficacy of oncology drug candidates in vivo, getting results as early as within a week.

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Haako’s holistic asthma management solution Breathe helps parents of children with asthma. Allowing parents to track and better understand their child’s condition, they can make informed care decisions that achieve better patient outcome for children and less stress to parents.

Emovo Care SA has developed the world’s first portable hand orthosis to support care-at-home after a stroke, the Emovo Hand. This product provides a natural sensation of moving the hand to hemiparetic stroke patients to practice functional, comfortable, and intensive exercises directly at home. Emovo’s connected solution will enable to motivate and measure patients’ progress to maximize the outcome of care.

ender provides rapid and reliable testing kits for acute COVID–19 capable of diagnosing multiple samples at once and within just 30 minutes. These tests can be used in hospitals as well as right on-site.

 

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geoHealthApp GmbH developed an App that has the potential to stop the spread of COVID19. An interactive map shows areas with high infection rates that can be evaded by the user. Based on anonymous smartphone location data and AI, users learn if they have been in contact with infected people during the last 14 days. The Beta Version has been launched in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, UK and USA.

GeneLook allows patients suffering from rare diseases to access their DNA profile using their smartphone, using it for personalized healthcare and health alerts. In exchange, GeneLook’s business model will also give pharmaceutical companies access to this data to develop new therapies.

HexagonFab’s team has developed a new generation of biosensors for rapid and highly sensitive analysis of biomolecules like antibodies, proteins, and small molecules. This award-winning technology, based on graphene nanomaterial, allows pharmaceutical researchers and production staff to monitor biomolecule quality directly at the production line, which offers a $1B market opportunity.

 

Hi-D Imaging AG aims to revolutionize the cardiovascular sector by making personalized heart valve replacement therapy a reality. The world’s first AI-based pre-operational planning platform that assesses different heart valves for the patient‘s specific anatomy before the surgery. This technology increases the life quality of the patient and the success rate of the surgery.

Inura Medical developed a urethral suppository with an approved pharmaceutical agent to help patients  who are suffering from two highly prevalent and disabling health disorders: overactive bladder (OAB) and nocturia.

LiVET develops and produces rapid molecular point-of-care diagnostic tests for the veterinary market. Based on LiVET’s proprietary platform technology, veterinarians can diagnose infectious diseases and parasites directly on-site within just 30 minutes. The test kits run on commercially available devices that enables the user to test up to 16 samples at once. This allows for immediate and specific treatment. The first test panel for respiratory diseases in horses includes Strangles, EHV 1+4 and Influenza and will be available in 2020.

MOMM Diagnostic’s patented technology is used to early detect a biomarker for pre-eclampsia (PE), a pregnancy disorder that can have devastating effects on the health of the mother and the unborn baby. Affecting 5-8% of all pregnancies, pre-eclampsia is a rapidly progressive and potentially deadly condition.

PreComb Therapeutics AG is developing the first point-of-care solution for clinically relevant drug testing, influencing patient-derived 3D microtissues for drug development and precision medicine. With this technology the entire process of generating a high number of drug efficacy data can be fully automated, allowing the establishment of a clinical network and a scalable razor blade business model to finally guide therapeutic decisions.

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Resistell’s life-saving technology is based on the detection of movement caused by living bacterial cells and provides information on which antibiotic should be used to treat the patient, and the concentration at which it should be administered.

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Scailyte’s multi-disciplinary team is applying a data-driven approach to discover novel biomarkers and develop a new generation of precision diagnostics based on single-cell data and AI.

Sleepiz’s diagnostic device uses millimeter wave technology, sensor fusion, and machine learning to measure vital signs in a contactless and medical grade manner at home, completely changing the way disorders like sleep apnea are diagnosed.

STIMIT develops a non-invasive medical device that enables ICU patients to breath by stimulating diaphragm contractions, therefore creating natural breath instead of pumping air into the lungs with a machine. With this new therapy, the breathing muscle remains active and strong.

 

OUR PARTNERS

At Hemex we are dedicated to helping startups succeed. We partner with exceptionally motivated experts from business and life sciences, providing a combined knowledge platform with a considerable potential for new businesses.

MEET THE TEAM

Healthcare Management Experts

Each of our associates can rely on several years of specialized experience in the Life Science industry. In order to support your project from its inception to a future exit, we cover a broad area of expertise, ranging from clinical, quality and regulatory operations to financial, legal and business development.

We have 3 Innosuisse Coaches in our group: 1 Lead Coach and 2 Special Coaches (Intellectual Property and Fundraising & Investor Relations), so we can offer you all the support you need under one roof.

Rafiq
Medical / Ra

Vanessa
Legal

Franziska
commercial

Samidha
clinical

Pascal
CEO

Rita
Operations

Arthur
Veterinary

Hans Zulliger Quality QP

Hans
Quality & QP

Paul
President

Ivana
Digital Media

Dr. Philipp Marchand

Philipp
IP Consultant

Marilyn
Facility

Brigitte
IP Consultant

Juan
Digital Media

Dieter
Finance

Vanja
Clinical

Kurt
Submissions

Virginia
Grants

Martin
coach

Beatrix
PR

Xiao
Clinical

Stefan
Medical Innovation

Birgit
Market Insights

Freelance Experts

20-40% for flexible assignments

Location: Europe

Candidate Profile
  • At least 3-5 years’ hands-on experience in the fields of Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs or Clinical Operations (medical devices, IVD, animal health, digital health, small/large molecules)
  • Willing to help with the development of new human/animal medicines, pharmaceuticals, and/or medical devices/diagnostics
  • Eager to bring your expertise to a diverse, international team and learn different new skills
  • Self-motivated, willing to work independently home-based or at the client’s premises and meet pre-defined deadlines with a small team
  • Excellent communication skills, outgoing personality
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal skills, and attention to detail
  • Experience using business tools, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Our offer
  • Join a small team of multinational, multidisciplinary, highly motivated experts
  • Modern, inclusive, pleasant working environment in a fast-growing, dynamic organization
  • Ability to independently manage your role and responsibilities
  • Opportunity to develop yourself and support start-ups developing highly innovative therapies
  • Office-based employment in Liestal (Switzerland), 7min by foot from Liestal SBB train station
  • Ability to work part-time, if desired
How to apply

Please send your CV in English, including supporting documents, by e-mail to info@hemex.ch

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Office addresses

Hemex AG
Kasernenstrasse 30 | 4410 Liestal | Switzerland 

Hemex Germany GmbH
Marie-Curie-Str. 8 | 79539 Loerrach | Germany

Hemex, LLC
4800 Hampden Lane Suite 200 | Bethesda, MD 20814 | USA

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Telephone contact

Switzerland:

Mo-Fri 09:00-17:00 CET, our headquarters can be reached under (+41) 61-927-28-00.

Germany:

Mo-Fri 09:00-17:00 CET, our EU office can be reached under (+49) 1512-568-48-92.

United States of America:

Mo-Fri 9am-5pm Eastern Time, our team in Bethesda MD can be reached at (+1) 301-500-1535.

Outside business hours your call will be forwarded.

Emergencies:

24/7/365 emergency phone numbers: 

(+41) 79-833-73-30 (Switzerland) 

(+49) 1512-568-48-92 (Germany)

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Hotel Engel: 2 min. on foot (ask for preferred HEMEX rate)

Hotel Bad Bubendorf: 10 min. by car

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