Chief Technology Officer | Leadership Team
Claude Clément joined the Wyss Center as CTO in early 2015. He has been founder, chairman or board member of several start-ups and small businesses. He holds a Masters in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne and an MBA from HEC at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland).
Claude started in R&D for the watch industry (Swatch Group) as head of the transducers and actuators development group. He entered the world of medical technologies by heading the diversification activities of Swatch in the field of wearable programmable drug delivery pumps.
He then spent 23 years in the field of active implantable medical devices, as Director of Manufacturing Engineering at Intermedics (now Boston Scientific), as Plant Manager of the Swiss operations of Medtronic and later as a consultant for major companies, mainly in the field of pacemakers and for various innovative start-ups.
Starting in 1996, he put in place and ramped-up the highly automated factory of Medtronic in the Lake Geneva area. This plant is the world’s largest site for the assembly of active implantable medical devices, producing more than 2,000 pacemakers, defibrillators and neuro-stimulators per day. Until 2014, he was CEO of MyoPowers, a start-up company developing an electromechanical implant to treat severe incontinence.