who we are


Founded: 2007
Team members: 34
Startup companies since 2015: 4

Innovation and a passion for healthcare: We are committed to creating financially viable health-care systems with a focus to deliver a high quality of care to patients. Our digital products create measurable benefits for patients, doctors and medical institutions. At the same time, they provide sustainable opportunities for investors and partners.

medignition is a community of researchers, medical doctors, engineers, designers, business analysts, business developers and investors. What unites us is the passion to make the world a little bit better through meaningful, digital health-care solutions.

Values we live by

1. Creating partnerships with mutual gain

2. Being a realistic optimist

3. Separate people from the problem

4. Listen actively

5. Speak to be understood

6. Taking ownership

7. Smile

medignition is involved with various foundations that support innovative clinical research projects in Switzerland. These include the Foundation for Urological Research, the Swiss Continence Foundation and the haematology foundation SanguaCura.

medignition is also committed to equal opportunities for medical students. We’ve developed the mobile app appertus for medical school candidates to prepare and study for their medical studies aptitude tests – regardless of their financial background. Today, appertus is the most popular app in this arena and medignition distributes it free of charge.

medignition also regularly awards six-year fellowship programmes to talented medical students. medignition trains them in the application of clinical research methods, while they also participate in clinical research projects and publish their results in renowned scientific journals. Our fellows also have access to our network and highly regarded doctors in their fields of interest.


Lucas M. Bachmann

Chief executive officer, founder

Professor at the University of Zurich, studied medicine at the University of Zurich (MD), PhD in epidemiology and biostatistics from the University of Amsterdam, > 350 scientific publications, patent holder, founder of several startups in digital health

Kenny R. Lienhard

Chief technology officer, co-owner

PhD in information systems from the University of Lausanne, > 10 scientific publications, patent holder, developer of medignitions core technologies, founder of several startups in the field of Digital Health

Marc Riner

Chief regulatory officer

PhD in Engineering from ETH Zurich, over 20 years of experience in medical technology and quality management, expert with ISO certifications and the approval of digital medical devices, project manager and responsible for regulatory affairs at medignition

Jürg Conzett

Strategy and funding, co-owner

PhD in history and psychology, many years of international experience in asset management, founder of the Sunflower Foundation and the MoneyMuseum, advises medignition on strategy and funding


Nicolas S. Bodmer

Research associate

Master of Medicine, MD-Student at University of Zurich, PhD-Student clinical epidemiology at University of Toronto, research fellowships in London and Toronto, > 10 scientific publications, initiator of appertus, plans and designs clinical studies

Sergey Ermolenko

Software developer

Specialized in the development of complex user interfaces, studied computer science, works at medignition on the design of modular, reusable software components

Livia Faes

Research associate

Master's degree in Clinical Psychology and a Medical Doctor currently working at Moorfields Eye Hospital (London) as a Medical Retina fellow, has a strong research interest in patient-centered digital health including topics of artificial intelligence, virtual clinics and home monitoring

Angelica Filippi

Marketing and Communications

Studied Business Communications at the University of Applied Sciences in Zurich (HWZ), brings experience from journalism and agency-based PR consulting, supports medignition in all aspects of communications

Janine Jordi


Decades of experience in business administration and accounting, supports medignition and its subsidiaries in all administrative matters

Aurelia Peter


Studied visual communication at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), received several national and international awards for her graphic works. At medignition, she designs seamless user experiences for digital products and services

Sonia Tao


Studied Interaction Design at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). At medignition, she focuses on researching and developing novel interaction patterns, and applying human-centered design to the services and products.


Fritz Ammann


Barbara C. Bachmann

Ophthalmologist, co-founder Augenmobil AG


Oliver Bertschinger

Marketing and sponsoring

Tobias Bremi

Patent lawyer


Regula Conzett

Co-founder Augenmobil AG


Xavier Dobler


Erwin W. Heri

Professor University of Basel, co-founder Fintool AG


Meriam Islam

Topol Digital Fellow, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London


Kuno Kennel

Investor relations

Stefan Knoth

Health sciences


Peter Mathis

Co-founder Fintool AG


Myke Näf

Investor, co-founder Doodle AG


Markus Oswald

CEO Innovation Fund, Schwyzer Kantonalbank


Martin Schmid

Chief physician, Eye Clinic, Cantonal Hospital of Lucerne


Paul Sevinç

Investor, co-Founder Doodle AG


Dawn Sim

Director of telemedicine and consultant ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London


Alexander Souza

Founder and CEO, algomia

Michael Thiel

Chief physician, Eye Clinic, Cantonal Hospital of Lucerne


Luzi A. von Bidder



Walter A. Wuillemin

Chief physician, Hematology, Cantonal Hospital of Lucerne