We go beyond.

cytosurge ag

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Founded in 2009, Cytosurge AG successfully develops, manufactures and distributes cutting-edge and unique high-precision nanotechnology instruments as well as robotic systems based on its patented FluidFM® technology.

Whether via the FluidFM ADD-ON, a powerful upgrade solution for your AFM, the FluidFM BOT, a fully integrated system for cell research, or via the award-winning FluidFM µ3Dprinter for 3D metal printing at the micrometer scale, Cytosurge provides leading-edge tools and processes to those who need or want to go beyond current technological boundaries.


Management Team


Dr. Pascal Behr


Pascal holds a doctoral degree from ETH Zurich. His passion for entrepreneurship and Startups has led him to the foundation of Cytosurge. He currently serves as CEO of the company and is responsible for all operational and strategic matters of the company.

When away from work, Pascal enjoys spending time at the Rhine river - in summer and in winter. He loves scuba diving and has a passion for the latest tech gadgets.



Dr. Michael Gabi


Michael is co-founder of Cytosurge AG and co-inventor of FluidFM Technology. He is responsible for the development of new hardware, electronics and the companies IP portfolio. 

Aside from his important contributions at work he loves sunny weather and with that water sports and lonely sandy beaches. He also likes to go fishing and enjoys his catch of the day for dinner.


research & development

Stephan Jud

Head of Software development

With every fiber of his being, Stephan works on the control software for our instrumentation products. He creates, manages and integrates every possible feature, while eliminating all the bugs that come to his attention.

When the sun is shining, Stephan enjoys playing soccer. However, he takes far more pleasure in watching soccer matches from the tribunes or from the comfort of his living room couch.


Samuel Riedmann

Software engineer

Samuel holds a master's degree in computer science acquired at ETH Zurich. With several years of experience in developing software for laboratory automation he's a valuable contribution to Cytosurge’s software engineering team.

In his free time Sam enjoys hiking as a contrast to office work.

Luca christen

Software engineer

Luca is a young, motivated software engineer who supports the Cytosurge Research & Development team in further developing our control software. To broaden his IT knowledge, he also studies computer science at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences as a part-time student.

In his spare time, Luca enjoys photography and playing around with the newest gadgets.

Dr. Paul Monnier

Life science application scientist

Paul obtained his PhD degree in molecular biology at University Paris 6 Pierre et Marie Curie. With his strong international experience in research laboratories, he is an important asset for the development of the Life Science branch within our R&D department.

In his free time, Paul enjoys travelling, watching movies or savouring a fine meal with good wine.




Alexander Serre

Sales & Marketing Director

With over 35 years in International Sales and Marketing in a broad variety of markets, coupled with an MBA in Marketing and International Business, Alexander brings a wealth of experience to our team in an aim to build a solid and reliable Customer and Partner focused Sales and After-Sales network across the globe over the coming years. 

A great fan of Rugby, he also enjoys playing Golf and Football, as well as Skiing. He is also currently writing a book about International Business Development. 


dr. Pablo Dörig


Pablo is a trained micro- and nanosystems engineer and won the ETH medal for his outstanding PhD thesis on FluidFM. With a good connection to our customers he brings invaluable experience into our team. In his position, Pablo ensures that our solutions fully meet our customers' needs and expectations.

To relax, he enjoys video games as well as long talks with his family and friends while sipping a glass of wine. 


dr. Dario Ossola

product manager

Dario obtained his PhD at ETH Zurich developing one among the first FluidFM setups. After gaining experience as a team leader and project manager for a wearable computer company, he decided to come back to work with the FluidFM technology. Now he ensures that projects are efficiently executed towards customers’ needs and enjoys sharing his FluidFM experience with them.

For relaxation, he likes riding his motorcycle on the Swiss mountain roads when the weather's nice.


wei zhu

asia business manager

Wei has in-depth working and living experience in China, Singapore and Germany. He is an expert in Global Distribution with a particular focus on the Asia market. Wei has an excellent track record of achieving rapid business growth. He currently runs his own consulting business helping European SMEs with their global expansion needs and he also serves Cytosurge as their new Asia Business Manager.

In his spare time, Wei likes to play tennis and walk his dog.


Claudia Frey

Marketing manager

Claudia has a master’s degree in marketing. She enjoys taking care of the planning and execution of our marketing activities. With her customer orientation and her thirst for continuous progress she is a valuable contribution to our company.

In her free time, Claudia loves ballroom and latin dancing. She also goes running from time to time and likes to have dinner with friends.


cindy van osch

graphic designer

Cindy is our external graphics designer who is involved in many of our design projects. She creates and polishes our print material and also helps us improve our online presence. Cindy’s designs are sleek and modern with great attention to detail.

When Cindy is not designing, she is participating with her partner or friends in alpine tours, likes to speed skate and draw comics or live.

Operations & Administration

sandro schneider

Head of Operations

Sandro is a trained automation engineer. At Cytosurge he is in charge of our supply chain. He manages every step from ordering to supervising our product operations of our instrumentation products.

To keep his work life balance in check he trains martial arts and cultivates his own garden plot.

david arcari

qc & PRODUCTION technician 

David is a trained precision poly-technician and gained practical experience in various industrial fields throughout Switzerland. At Cytosurge he is responsible for the assembly and quality control of our FluidFM probe products.

David is dedicated to music theories and spends his free time composing and producing music in various genres.

Alex Müller

qc & Production technician

Alex has completed a vocational apprenticeship as an automation engineer. He gained his work experience in the construction of test adapters and the testing of electronic assemblies. Within Cytosurge, Alex is responsible for production and quality testing.

In his spare time, Alex enjoys being creative. He likes to paint pictures and designs and creates wooden furniture.


louis senn

QC & Production technician

Louis, the youngest member in our team, finished his apprenticeship as an automation engineer. At Cytosurge, he is part of the operations team and works in both production and quality control. Besides, he is studying part-time mechanical engineering technician at TEKO Zürich.

As a real car enthusiast, Louis loves to drive sports cars but also enjoys tinkering with them. When Louis is cruising his car, he feels like in another world.

Melanie Schwabe

Customer Experience &
HR Manager

Melanie is a professional and passionate coach for emotional intelligence with a background in business administration and auditing. With enthusiasm, she manages all administrative tasks concerning HR. Additionally, she always looks for possibilities to raise the employees' satisfaction and to establish an environment where everyone can develop and strengthen their talents. 

In her leisure time she satisfies her addiction to personal growth and relaxes her mind while dancing salsa.

Michelle curti


As an external accountant (B.+ G. Schneider Treuhand AG), Michelle is responsible for our accounting since the company was founded some 9 years ago. She processes all supplier and sales invoices as well as salaries and always keeps our bookkeeping perfectly up-to-date. Thanks to her in-depth experience in the field of accounting and in Cytosurge’s business, she always has the right answer to our various questions related to bookkeeping.

To balance out her daily job with numbers, Michelle passionately plays curling. Another one of her hobbies: Michelle likes to cook for friends.

Micro 3D printing

Edgar hepp

Business development 3D Printing

Edgar is particularly interested in combining market needs with technical solutions, interacting with people and inspiring them to create new ideas. He has held various positions previously, such as product manager, team leader and business development manager in organizations with global footprint. The tremendous commercial potential and the entrepreneurial adventure of the micro 3D metal printing have fascinated him from the very beginning. 

He likes sailing and kite surfing in summertime, and skiing in winter. 

dr. Wabe Koelmans

Head of r&D 3d printing

Wabe’s passion to understand how things work and to induce improvement makes him both a scientist and an engineer. He has held several R&D positions in organizations ranging from a high-tech startup to a world leading corporation. Now he puts his passion to good use developing our micro 3D printer technology. His multidisciplinary expertise in micro- and nanotechnology makes him an ideal match for every technological challenge that comes our way.

In his free time Wabe enjoys sports, many outdoor activities and is involved in the church.


dR. giorgio ercolano

r&D Engineer 3d printing

Giorgio obtained his PhD degree in Materials Science at the University of Cambridge, England. He has research experience in nanomaterial engineering for electronic and energy applications. Giorgio joined the
3D PRINTING team as an expert in electrochemical processes. His main objective is to support the team in understanding and controlling the fundamental phenomena governing the micro metal 3D printing process.

Giorgio has a passion for both music and travels. If Giorgio is not exploring new places and cities during his free time, he is usually playing with his synthesizer.



r&D engineer 3d printing

Interested in 3D printing and nanotechnologies, Thibaut holds an Engineer’s degree in Material Sciences and Engineering from the Grenoble Institute of Technology, France. With his strong education background and adaptive skills, Thibaut is eager to tackle the technological challenges of the development of the micro 3D printing process.

A science-fiction enthusiast, an organist and an amateur cook, Thibaut always has something to do in his free time, if he is not out in nature on sunny days.


Board of DirectorS

Dr. Michael Gabi & Dr. Pascal Behr

Founders of Cytosurge