sitem-insel AG

Adrian Zurbuchen

School, Head of Research


Adrian Zurbuchen is head of research at the sitem-insel School and senior research associate of the SITEM Center at the University of Bern. In the broad field of translational and entrepreneurial medicine, he is responsible for translating novel ideas and new scientific findings into clinically relevant applications.

Adrian Zurbuchen is specialised in designing cardiovascular technologies for interventional and device therapy. He is currently a researcher and lecturer at the University of Bern. Prior to his position at sitem-insel, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. He earned his PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Bern, where he introduced the world’s first working prototype of a batteryless cardiac pacemaker based on an automatic clockwork. As project leader at the University Hospital Bern, he implemented an interdisciplinary platform for stem cell therapy in partnership with the local industry.

Adrian Zurbuchen started his career with an apprenticeship as Machine Draughtsman, where he received the Swiss Certificate of Competence and acquired his first practical mechanical work experience. By expanding his professional knowledge in mechanical, electrical and biomedical engineering and computer sciences, he gained a deep understanding for implementing cross-field medical applications.