Our vision

We are scientists, working for scientists.

Our belief is that each and every Biologist, Researcher and Physician should be able to explore and interact instantly with living cells without damaging them.

We want to support the study of how living cells and bacteria work, evolve and react, thus building a solid base for new drugs and therapies, in order to enable breakthrough researches.

This is the reason why we have developed the 3D Cell Explorer.

Our Story

Nanolive SA was incorporated in November 2013 at the EPFL Innovation Park in Lausanne, Switzerland, by Dr. Yann Cotte (CEO) and Dr. Fatih Toy (scientific advisor), following the completion of their respective PhD theses at the EPFL Microsystems laboratory of Prof. Christian Depeursinge (Head of Scientific Advisory Board).

Late 2013, Dr. Andreas Kern and Dr. Sebastien Equis joined as Co-Founders to lead the software development and hardware construction respectively.

 

Living Cell Tomography

Our 3D Cell Explorer delivers living cell tomography. Just as you may know from an MRI in hospitals, our light microscope uses laser light to deliver live scans of single cells. After placing the cellular specimen in the device, the 3D Cell Explorer performs a continuous rotational scan, while a software allows to display the cell on your computer in 3D within a second.

The intuitive software STEVE enables digitally staining on single cells with an unlimited choice of colours and obtains its 3D reconstruction in real time.

At Nanolive, we focus on innovative product development at the highest standards to deliver a high precision and quality research device for our international customers.

Founders

Yann, PhD in Physics

Yann, PhD in Physics

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

About Yann

Born in Pithiviers in the south of Paris in 1982, he grew up in Amberg, a beautiful city in the green heart of Bavaria. Scientist by formation with a Master in Physics from the State University of New York and a PhD in Holographic Microscopy from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Lausanne. After his PhD he jump-started the Nanolive adventure.

 

Sebastien, PhD in Physics

Sebastien, PhD in Physics

Chief Technical Officer and Co-Founder

About Sebastien

Born in Saint-Etienne, France, after a Master in optics from Sup’Optique, in F-91 Orsay, he spent a few years in companies as engineer. He later decided to move back to academia and he got a PhD in Photonics in 2009 from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and worked as a Post-Doc, in the field of interferometry, with a focus on the processing of the interferometric signals. He later worked in the field of laser machining of hard material at EMPA, in Thun. In 2013 he decided to Co-found Nanolive with Yann and Andreas. His task is to make a reliable and user-friendly product with the highest quality standards.

 

Andreas, PhD in Photonics

Andreas, PhD in Photonics

Co-founder

About Andi

Andreas grew up in New York and Tübingen, Germany. After his studies in physics in Freiburg, Germany, he moved to Lausanne for his PhD in Photonics, which he received in 2011. Following a post-doc in micro-spectroscopy in Tübingen, he joined Yann and Sebastien in Lausanne as a co-founder of Nanolive. In his current role as scientific advisor he is always glad to share his ideas and his experience with his friends and colleagues in Lausanne.

 

Fatih, PhD in Digital Holographic Microscopy

Fatih, PhD in Digital Holographic Microscopy

Co-founder

About Fatih

Born in Ankara, Turkey. Received his master’s degree in Electronics Engineering from Koc University, Turkey. Then he moved to École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland for his PhD in Digital Holographic Microscopy. During his time at EPFL he participated in the development of the technology behind Nanolive. Currently he takes the role as a scientific advisor at Nanolive, and  he is an assistant professor of Biomedical Engineering at Medipol University, Turkey.

 

Christian Depeursinge, Professor

Christian Depeursinge, Professor

Co-founder

About Christian

Prof. Christian Depeursinge is one of the forefathers of holography applied to microscopy and seasoned partners of Nanolive. During his long carrier he hold several academic and industry positions, amongst others as the leader of the Microvision and Micro-Diagnostics group at the Advanced Photonics Laboratory of the Institute of Microengineering at  Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, and currently at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia. His research and expertise in biomedical engineering and optics is internationally acknowledged. Christian is the head of the scientific advisory board at Nanolive and his role comprises scientific strategy and general guidance.

 

 

Marketing & Applications Development Team

 

Lisa

Lisa

PhD in Biochemical Engineering

Chief Marketing Officer

 

 

Sabine

Sabine

BA in Business Administration

Senior Digital Marketing Manager

 

 

Patricia

Patricia

MSc in Neurosciences

Scientific Content Creator

 

Mathieu

Mathieu

PhD in Biophysics

Head of Quantitative Biology

 

 

Hugo

Hugo

MSc in Molecular Medicine

Cellular Biology and R&D Engineer

 

Emma

Emma

PhD in Marine Biology

Scientific Communication Specialist

 

 

Lorenzo

Lorenzo

MSc in Life Sciences & Technologies

Quantitative Biology Engineer

 

 

 

R&D and Technical Team

 

Sonia

Sonia

Manufacturing Leader

Production Technician

 

Christel

Christel

Technician

Operator Production

 

Anitha

Anitha

MSc in Information Technology

Software Quality Assurance Specialist

 

Alexandre

Alexandre

PhD in Mathematical Engineering

Computational Physicist

 

 

João Pedro

João Pedro

MSc in Photonics

Optical Engineer

Philippe

Philippe

MSc in Microengineering

Firmware and Embedded Software Engineer

 

 

Paul

Paul

MSc in software engineering

Lead Engineer

 

Julien

Julien

Dipl. Ing. in Computational Science and Engineering

Senior Software Engineer

 

Laurent

Laurent

Master in Physics, Electronics and Informatics

Program Manager for Software staffing, project, quality and supply chain management

 

Kilian

Kilian

MSc in Computational Science and Engineering

Software Engineer

 

Nicolas

Nicolas

Master in Information Systems & Communication

SQA Manager

 

 

 

Sales Team

 

Qifan

Qifan

MSc in Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship

Sales Operations and Distributor manager

 

Kulsum

Kulsum

MSc in Biology

Technical Sales Specialist

 

Marlies

Marlies

Cell-Biologist

Technical Application Specialist

 

Sanela

Sanela

PhD in Biomedicine

Field Applications Specialist

 

Léa

Léa

MSc in Bioengineering

Field Service Engineer

 

Nathalie

Nathalie

PhD in Neuroscience

Field Application Specialist

 

Valentina

Valentina

Maturité professionnelle commerciale

Sales Administrator

 

 

Alexander

Alexander

PhD in Phylogenetics

Chief Commercial Officer

 

 

Paul

Paul

BS in Molecular Biology

Business Director of the Americas

 

Thibault

Thibault

PhD in Cellular Biology and Genetics

Technical Sales Specialist

 

 

Jamin

Jamin

Dr. rer. nat. in Cell Biology

Technical Sales Specialist

 

Stefano

Stefano

MSc in Mechanical Engineering

Global Service Manager

 

Adrian

Adrian

PhD in Biomedicine

Technical Sales Specialist

 

 

Administration and Finance Team

 

Monika

Monika

Master in Physiotherapy

Office Manager & Team Support

 

Hongxia

Hongxia

BSc in Financial Management

Financial Controller

 

Head of Communications

Lausanne | CH

Head of Communications

Lausanne | CH

Head of Communications

Lausanne | CH

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