Adapting to the world post COVID-19

Telework and social distancing have become the norm and have changed the daily life of many companies and their employees. Some Start-ups in the Park have been able to adapt more easily than others and offer products and services useful to the community that we would like to share on this page.

Prevention, protection and telemedicine

Swoxid – reusable antiviral mask
Under development – Swoxid proposes a reusable antiviral mask based on their innovative filter, which combines three important functions: a small pore size to filter viruses; gold-silver-copper antiviral particles; and sterilization by exposure to UV light, allowing reuse (more than 1000 times).

OneDoc – online appointment with a health professional
Available now – OneDoc, online appointment with a doctor, dentist or therapist in Switzerland. OneDoc is based at Campus Biotech Innovation Park in Geneva.

Helvitek – masks with a facial structure to avoid irritation or injury
22.4.2020 – available in few weeks – In view of the current Covid-19 crisis, Helvitek Labs modified its activities, moving from anti-pollution masks to supplying health care personnel with novel facial structures to prevent injuries caused by prolonged use of respiratory masks.

Domosafety – be informed about the health of your loved ones
Digital solution that gives information about the health of your loved ones, without being in direct contact with them. Helps limit travel to the doctor or hospital by sharing information remotely with healthcare professionals.

Technis  solution for counting people on the ground
Technis has implemented the “Stop&Go” solution to help public places to regulate the flows automatically, in order to enforce the state limits related to Covid-19.

Rovenso – agile robots for security and safety monitoring of industrial sites
Rovenso has adapted its safety robot to add UVC disinfection functionalities to neutralize work areas of industrial sites and common areas.

HMCARE – transparent surgical mask
HMCARE develops and plans to produce and market HelloMask, fully transparent surgical masks. Developed by the EssentialTech Center at EPFL in collaboration with Empa.

Logistics, delivery and mutual aid

Local Heroes – Quickly find fresh products close to home!
Available now – Local Heroes is a community web platform developed by Coteries LAB whose objective is to share good addresses of food producers and traders in the region.

1lettre1sourire – application to send letters to isolated people
Through the application’s website, users can send letters to nursing-home residents who may feel isolated from friends and family. 1lettre1sourire is one of the three applications chosen by the public during the Lauzhack at the beginning of April.

Teleworking & e-learning

Coorpacademy – online course for medical staff
Available now – Coorpacademy has developed online courses for medical staff for the management of patients with severe respiratory impairment related to CoV-2 SARS (COVID-19).

Magma Learning – personalized online learning platform
Available now – With the closure of the EPFL Campus imposed by the Coronavirus, this start-up offers students the possibility of continuing their studies at a distance. All EPFL courses are now available on

Biotech and therapies

Relief Therapeutics – Drug development
Relief Therapeutics is entering a clinical study with an American partner company to show whether the already approved drug Aviptadil can also help corona patients. Read more on the company’s website.

Diagnostics and medical technologies

Gene Predictis – providing analyses for COVID-19
Gene Predictis laboratory proposes both a diagnostic test and serological tests for COVID-19 to help you adapt to this new situation and increase safety for all by offering on-site testing for COVID-19. (Authorised by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) and Swissmedic).

Abionic – diagnostic tool
Based at Biopôle, Abionic is developing a diagnostic tool to anticipate septic shock. Sepsis of bacterial origin is a frequent co-infection in patients intubated for COVID-19.

Ava women – device that monitors temperature, respiratory rate and heart rate
Ava Women develop a bracelet to monitor ovulation. This device can simultaneously monitor temperature, respiratory rate and heart rate, which are important indicators for detecting a case of Coronavirus. The company is currently marketing its device at a preferential price to partners to develop technologies to detect and monitor the disease.

Global ID – non-contact scanner for identification of hand veins
The CANDY project, supported by Innosuisse and endowed with one million francs, will develop and patent a contactless scanner for the identification of hand veins by venous recognition. A collaboration between the start-up company Global ID and the Idiap Research Institute.

Coughvid app – A new app can help detect the coronavirus
EPFL researchers have developed an artificial intelligence-based system that can listen to your cough and indicate whether you have COVID-19.

Read the news  // Coughvid App

SmartCardia – Cloud Based Patient Monitoring
Available now – SmartCardia Launches Cloud Based AI Platform and Patch for Real-Time Patient Monitoring, and monitoring of Covid Patients. More details.