Professor for Translational Medicine and Entrepreneurship, Sitem Center for Translational Medicine and Biomedical Entrepreneurship, University of Bern, Switzerland
Director of the Swiss School for Translation and Entrepreneurship in Medicine, sitem-insel AG, Bern, Switzerland
Jürgen Burger is Professor of Translational Medicine and Entrepreneurship at the Medical Faculty of the University of Bern. He is also director of the Swiss School in Translation and Entrepreneurship in Medicine at Sitem-Insel AG.
After working at the CSEM, the Tegimenta AG (Hoffmann-La Roche), he was elected in 1996 as Professor of Micro and Medical Technology at the Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH). In 2006 he co-founded the MSc Biomedical Engineering Master's Program at the University of Bern in collaboration with Prof. Nolte, University of Bern
In 2008, as R & D Director, he took over the Microsystems Division at the Johnson & Johnson Center for Smart Implants and Instruments where he was involved in the development and launch of various products and developed complex business models with industries, universities and government agencies.
After a research stay at Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia in 2003 and various appointments to chairs in Biomedical Engineering among others at Charité, Humboldt University, Berlin, University of Sydney and the University of Stuttgart he completed his habilitation at the University of Bern in 2008, where in 2014 he was appointed titular professor in 2014.
The focus of Jürgen Burger's research lies in bringing innovative treatment methods and therapeutic / diagnostic systems into clinical use. Special focus is on intelligent implants and surgical instruments in combination with pharmaceutical products.