Paola Occhetta, PhD
Paola Occhetta is the Chief Executive Officer of BiomimX®. Prior to joining BiomimX®’s founding team, she served as PostDoctoral Fellow at the University Hospital of Basel, where she was PI of a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Bridge Proof of Concept grant aimed at bringing her research on Organs on Chip closer to the market. Her main interests are the development, the validation and the commercialization of patho-physiological Organs-on-chip models as tools for drug screening.
She got her PhD in Bioengineering at Politecnico di Milano in April 2015 on the development of microfluidic platforms for 3D cell culture, after spending several months in in international laboratories (Cell ad Tissue Engineering Laboratory at IRCCS Galeazzi, Italy; Tissue Engineering Laboratory at the University Hospital of Basel, Switzerland; Tissue Engineering and Microfluidic Laboratory at the University of Queensland, Australia). She authored 21 scientific papers published on international peer-reviewed journals, she is inventor of uBeat® patent and she serves as local coordinator of two H2020 grants.