Swiss Medical Network Science and Innovation

Science and innovation are central to Swiss Medical Network’s activities. Investment in quality research is essential to ensure that diagnostic methods are constantly improved and that the most innovative and safest therapeutic solutions are implemented.

Genolier Innovation Network

The Genolier Innovation Network offers you and your institution a privileged insight into the research work of the Genolier Innovation Hub in cooperation with the clinics of the Swiss Medical Network. The network also promotes exchange between different players in the healthcare and research sector, links all aspects of the biomedical ecosystem and provides you with resources for innovation.

Genolier Innovation Network is free of charge to any institution or anyone who:

  • Has experience and expertise in a biomedical field;
  • Fulfils all ethical requirements in their research;
  • Wants to work in discourse, participate in meetings and commits to a certain time-period.

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President Genolier Innovation Network

The Genolier Innovation Network is headed by an expert of radio-oncology and nuclear medicine. Dr Jacques Bernier is Chief Science Officer of the Swiss Medical Network. He was a specialist in radio-oncology and nuclear medicine at the University of Liège in Belgium, as well as Head of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Clinique de Genolier and Medical Director of the Centre d'Oncologie des Eaux-Vives in Geneva from 2006 to 2019.

In 2010, he was honoured with the «Claudius Regaud Medal» by the European Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO). From 2016 to 2019, he was President of the Euro-Asian Association of Mastology - EURAMA, based in Milan. He was also Chairman of the Genolier Cancer Centre until 2019. And since 2023, the Genolier Innovation Network is under his leadership.

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Science and Innovation

Swiss Medical Network has consolidated its research activities by founding «Science and Innovation». The activities of this new science platform are organised into four main areas:

  • The development of clinical and translational research programmes;
  • The promotion of agreements with academic circles and research institutions in Switzerland and internationally;
  • Strengthening the fundraising policy;
  • The expansion of further training and exchange in the education sector.

The latest findings are sent quarterly via newsletter. Subscribe to the Science and Innovation Newsletter here.

Research programmes

Science and Innovation has decided to focus on several key areas: orthopaedics, oncology and ophthalmology to name a few.

Orthopaedics

Professor Guido Garavaglia, Head of Teaching and Research at Clinica Ars Medica, Gravesano, and Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, developed an IT platform for the implementation of systematic PROM (Patient-Reported Outcome Measures) data collection for all types of clinical activities. 

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Oncology

Dr Matti Aapro (Clinique de Genolier) published a large number of peer-reviewed articles in various domains of medical oncology. His numerous research programs in geriatric oncology, breast cancer management and supportive care bear witness to his experience in clinical research protocols and educational activities

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Ophthalmology

“With over 95 scientific publications since 2018, the Swiss Visio Montchoisi Glaucoma Research Centre has quickly become one of the most active centres in Switzerland (and one of the three most active centres in Europe) in this field.” Prof. K. Mansouri

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Scientific reports

Swiss Medical Network publishes an annual scientific report, presenting the strategies and operational aspects of the research carried out by the Group’s clinics, whether in the context of clinical research developed internally or in the context of programmes carried out in collaboration with external Swiss or international institutions or networks.

Scientific Report 2023

Scientific Report 2022

Scientific Report 2021

Scientific Report 2020

Scientific Report 2019

Strong collaborations in Switzerland and abroad

Swiss Medical Network’s clinical research programmes are conducted in close collaboration with leading organisations. In Switzerland, these include:

  • The Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV)
  • AGORA: Flagship of the Swiss Cancer Center Léman (SCCL)
  • The Geneva University Hospitals (HUG)
  • The French-speaking oncology network
  • The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ)
  • The Swiss Cancer Clinical Research Group (SAKK)
  • The Biopôle in Lausanne
  • The SITEM StartUp Club in Bern
  • European Institute of Oncology in Milano, Italy

On an international scale, the Group works with the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) and academic institutions based in New York and Houston.

Genolier Campus

The Genolier Campus in the Health Valley allows for a new kind of research. The Genolier Campus is a place where research merges with practice and all players in the research and healthcare sector come together. The Clinique de Genolier, the Clinique Nescens and the Genolier Innovation Hub interact with each other here.

A world first

The Clinique Générale-Beaulieu's Radixact tomotherapy (the only tomotherapy radiotherapy equipment in Geneva) will now be fully controlled by Raysearch's RayCare. Considered a pioneer, the Clinique Générale-Beaulieu is the first clinic in the world to have fully integrated and used RayCare.

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News

It's buzzing at the clinic!

Teleticino - Pronto Dottore “Le problematiche degli sport da racchetta”

Congratulations to Prof. Dr. med. Victor Valderrabano

Podcast «Call the Boss» with Director Corina Müller-Rohr

Radiotherapy Today: An Interview with Dr. Oscar Matzinger

La Consulenza Rete Uno - Dr. med. Paolo Erba

Events

Public conference

Publikumsvortrag: Moderne Anästhesie

Medical conference

SFO Highlights medical conference

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