Management and Board

Executive Management

Giuseppe Perale, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President & Founder

Giuseppe Perale was born in Venice (Italy) in 1978, in 2002 he obtained his Master degree at the Politecnico di Milano in Biomedical Engineering, with curriculum courses from the Medicine Faculty of University of Milan; in 2006 he got his Ph.D. degree in Industrial Bioengineering, at the Politecnico di Milano. Visiting Post Doc at the Imperial College London in 2007, visiting Researcher at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm in 2011 and at the IRF “Mario Negri” in 2012, he was Acting Professor of “Formulations Science” at the Politecnico di Milano until Spring 2013. Full Professor of Industrial Bioengineering at the SUPSI Swiss University until 2020. Since 2019 he is Professor of Regenerative Medicine at the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences of the University of Southern Switzerland, USI, in Lugano. Since 2019, he is also permanent visiting Professor at Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology in Vienna.

Following the so-called “nature inspired” philosophy, his scientific and research interests are focused on regenerative medicine, tissue engineering and physical chemistry applied to biomaterials for medical applications. He’s author in over 140 international publications, 4 academic books and 3 international patent families.

He is also the Austrian Honorary Consul for Tessin.

Gianni Pertici, Ph.D.

C.E.O. & Founder

Gianni Pertici was born in Pontedera (Pisa, Italy) in 1976, got his Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering in 2002 at the University of Pisa and from 2005 to 2008 performed his PhD in Biomaterials at the Dept. of Chemistry of University of Pisa and at the Dental Dept. at King’s College of London.

His studies were focused on processing engineering and material properties especially for the biomedical field, but in recent years he acquired good knowledge also in the biological field, particularly in cell culture methods. In 2008 he moved to Switzerland where he became R&D director of Swiss Stem Cell Bank, in the same year he founded IBI. He is author in more than 30 publications, 2 books and single inventor of 2 patents.

Board of Directors

Lorenzo Leoni, Ph.D.

Chairman of the Board

Lorenzo Leoni was born in Lugano (Switzerland) in 1965, he obtained a Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the University of Lausanne and later became Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University California San Diego, in the departments of Immunology and Oncology.

He is a serial biotech entrepreneur, and has founded successful biotech companies in the United States (Salmedix) and in Switzerland (Telormedix). He has been COO of a now public Swiss biotech company and CEO of Telormedix until the end of 2009.

He is currently General Manager of the AGIRE Foundation, the Innovation Agency of the Ticino Canton and Managing Partner of AGIRE INVEST SA.

Giuseppe Perale, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President & Founder

Giuseppe Perale was born in Venice (Italy) in 1978, in 2002 he obtained his Master degree at the Politecnico di Milano in Biomedical Engineering, with curriculum courses from the Medicine Faculty of University of Milan; in 2006 he got his Ph.D. degree in Industrial Bioengineering, at the Politecnico di Milano. Visiting Post Doc at the Imperial College London in 2007, visiting Researcher at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm in 2011 and at the IRF “Mario Negri” in 2012, he was Acting Professor of “Formulations Science” at the Politecnico di Milano until Spring 2013. Full Professor of Industrial Bioengineering at the SUPSI Swiss University until 2020. Since 2019 he is Professor of Regenerative Medicine at the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences of the University of Southern Switzerland, USI, in Lugano. Since 2019, he is also permanent visiting Professor at Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology in Vienna.

Following the so-called “nature inspired” philosophy, his scientific and research interests are focused on regenerative medicine, tissue engineering and physical chemistry applied to biomaterials for medical applications. He’s author in over 140 international publications, 4 academic books and 3 international patent families.

He is also the Austrian Honorary Consul for Tessin.

Gianni Pertici, Ph.D.

C.E.O. & Founder

Gianni Pertici was born in Pontedera (Pisa, Italy) in 1976, got his Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering in 2002 at the University of Pisa and from 2005 to 2008 performed his PhD in Biomaterials at the Dept. of Chemistry of University of Pisa and at the Dental Dept. at King’s College of London.

His studies were focused on processing engineering and material properties especially for the biomedical field, but in recent years he acquired good knowledge also in the biological field, particularly in cell culture methods. In 2008 he moved to Switzerland where he became R&D director of Swiss Stem Cell Bank, in the same year he founded IBI. He is author in more than 30 publications, 2 books and single inventor of 2 patents.

Claudio Girardi

Board Member

Contacts

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