Ulf Grawunder is the scientific founder of NBE-Therapeutics and serves as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Board member at NBE-Therapeutics, which, since January 2021, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Boehringer Ingelheim.  Ulf Grawunder is inventor of the proprietary ADC engineering technologies at NBE-Therapeutics which are the basis of NBE’s next-generation antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) for cancer therapy.

Martin Gertsch is Chairman of ARTIDIS, in Basel and a Board Member of the University Center of Dentistry, Basel (UZB).

Kobi Benenson is a Professor at the D-BSSE department of ETH Zürich in Basel, and a co-founder of the start-up Pattern BioSciences. The company is focused on developing the next generation of advanced gene therapies using biomolecular computing and synthetic biology approaches.

Aukera discovers and develops new pharmaceutical drugs with applications in mTOR-related disorders. The lead program selectively targets mTOR complex 1 with a novel mode of action. Aukera is incubated at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel and is supported by Prof. Timm Maier and Prof. Michael N. Hall.

Asterivir is a spin-out from the EPFL lab of Prof. Francesco Stellacci, licensing patents on broad-spectrum antivirals invented well before the emergence of SARS-CoV-2. Molecules employ a novel mechanism of action that renders circulating virions uninfective, showing superiority over oseltamivir (Tamiflu) in head-to-head comparisons in mice.  Besides H1N1, the technology has also proven to be effective in-vivo against RSV, HSV-2 and most recently SARS