On 29 October 2918, the GlobalDiagnostiX's second prototype was revealed to the public in Yverdon-les-Bains, in the presence of the Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann.
This important event marks the concretization of the research phases, and the startup Pristem SA is now in charge of manufacturing and marketing the machine. In August, this EPFL spin-off announced that it had raised 14 million francs in funding from a group of Swiss and African investors. “We’re now prepared to tackle the challenges of this global, highly diversified market by combining Switzerland’s time-tested manufacturing expertise with cutting-edge digital technology,” says Bertrand Klaiber, Pristem’s CEO, who expects to deliver the first machines already in late 2020.
In his remarks, Schneider-Ammann underscored the “excellent synergies between EPFL and the other specialized universities. Thanks to their agile teamwork, they were able to overcome significant hurdles and come up with a solution that will meet the needs of billions of people around the world.”
Congratulations to all the team members who were involed in the project and thanks to their important contributions.