The Vision & Mission

“What the iPhone did to smartphones,
Medical Templates does to navigation.”

Rafael Hostettler, Co-Founder

Vision

Create elegant solutions to complex problems in interventional radiology that feel natural and intuitive for the user, while harnessing the power of technology to do so.

Mission

Medical Templates creates intuitive, single-use devices and
makes them intelligent with software for navigation in interventional radiology.

The People behind Medical Templates

The Founders

Prof. Dr. Stephan Wetzel

Chairman of the Board, Medical & Sales

Neuroradiologist at Hirslanden Clinic Zurich, Titularprofessor University Basel

Rafael Hostettler, MSc.

Board Member, Tech & Operations

A dedicated innovator with a love for simpler solutions.

The Team

Joscha Hüttel

Mechanical Engineering, QMO

Alona Kharchenko

Software Development

Christine Hümmer

QM Writer

The Advisors

Christian Geers, MBA

Business Advisor

Christian is CEO and founder of MySmartHeart AG, a company that provides innovative wireless ECG systems, that improves detection, diagnosis and therapy follow-up of heart rhythm failures.  He is a seasoned entrepreneur and former co-owner of GEERS Hörakustik AG & Co. KG a major distributor for hearing aids in Europe. Christian studied business administration at LMU Munich.

John Fröhlich, M.D

Business Advisor

John is an expert in GMP manufacturing with a focus on translation to personalized medicine and imaging close to clinical implication – born in Gießen Germany with education in the USA, Italy and Switzerland. With a tutorship at ETH Zürich in the field of small scale manufacturing and due to his broad research interest he adds to our expertise.

Aaron Berez, M.D.

Strategic Advisor

Aaron is an international thought leader in interventional radiology, with a career in medicine, innovation and commercialization and currently leads Alembic, LLC, a medical device company in Mountain View, CA developing novel medical devices. He is a board member of numerous medtech companies in the US and Canada. Aaron was VP of Clinical Affairs at Smart Therapeutics, Inc., thereafter co-founder and CEO of Chestnut Medical Technologies, Inc. where he led the development of innovative devices for Interventional Neuroradiology, including the Pipeline Embolization Device© (PED), that was acquired by eV3 Inc. in June 2009. Aaron completed post-graduate training at Stanford University in Radiology and Neuroradiology.

Alessandro Celli

Legal Advisor

Alessandro is partner and a member of the IT/C (TMT), IP and Disputes Practice Groups of Baker McKenzie. He is leading the IT/C (TMT) team in the Zurich office.
Alessandro advises Swiss and international companies on the full range of IP and IT law within various industries, including computer law, media law and internet law. His practice includes data protection and data management law namely in the life science and medical industry. Alessandro studied law at the University of Zurich

The Awards

Our History & Milestones

2015
Foundation

Functional hard- and software prototype
Patent submitted
Seed investment

2016
Development

In-vitro study
Second patent
Design for mass manufacturing

2017
Market ready

Successful ISO EN 13485:2012 certification
Final product and validation
Positive PCT research report

2018
Initial Launch

Limited launch in Switzerland
Successful upgrade to ISO EN 13485:2016

2019
Growth

Expand to further CE market
New product: AccessCube