The founding co-director of Wyss Zurich in the UZH Magazine

14-03-2017 – Simon P. Hoerstrup is one of the pioneers of regenerative medicine. Together with his team, he is working on the development of heart valve implants that grow with the little patients.

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When you enter the Institute for Regenerative Medicine (IREM) on Moussonstrasse, you think you're in the middle of a James Bond movie. As if it was a high-security wing, you enter the labyrinthine building through locks. Who knows whether artificial humans are not being bred here? And indeed, one is lurking in a green robe on the stairway to the second floor.