“Lymphatica”, an innovative project submitted by Mr Marco Pisano in response to the 2016 spring call InnoTREK, has been selected and will be supported by the InnoTREK grant. This financial support allows the laureate to mature his technology towards a start-up project over the coming year.
Hosted in the laboratory of Professor Lucia Mazzolai in Angiology Department at the CHUV, Marco Pisano will further develop his project “Lymphatica”. His innovative technology consists in the development and testing of an artificial lymphatic vessel to treat serious lymphatic disturbances. Such dysfunctions cause pathological states in which lymphatic vessels are partially or totally impaired, resulting in acute or chronic edemas that are often debilitating and painful.
The InnoTREK grant, organized by the PACTT with the support from the FIT as part of the InnoPACTT fund, supports selected researchers of UNIL and CHUV who have the ambition to venture into the business world with their innovative projects. The successful projects are chosen in a competitive process from applications received during the two calls per year. Since the launch in 2013, 10 laureates of UNIL and CHUV have benefited from the InnoTREK grant.