2024/04/17 | Grants & Awards | Biomechanics

New ARTORG Venture Fellow

With Cornel Dillinger, Urogenital Engineering lab, the ARTORG is again represented amongst the University of Bern Venture Fellows 2024. Cornel is developing a novel technology to enhance the longevity of ureteral stents. He has just transfered from the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering at ETH Zurich and joins our current two Venture Fellows: Soheila Zeinali (OOC) and Miguel Ariza (CBE).

Ureteral stents are used to sustain urinary drainage from the kidney to the bladder in case of obstructions such as kidney stones, ureteral strictures, or tumors. Nowadays these stents have to be replaced every two to three months because of pollution of the stents, an oftentimes painful intervention for patients. Dillinger’s new technology allows the stents to be cleaned non-invasively using ultrasound, therefore enhancing their longevity.

The ARTORG also congratulates the three other Venture Fellows 2024: Florence Aellen (Informatics), Jürg Gertsch (Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine) and Gregor Bordon (Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences).

Learn more in the article by the UniBE Innovation Office