Swiss Institute for Translational and Entrepreneurial Medicine (sitem-insel)

Translational Medicine and Biomedical Entrepreneurship

MAS Translational Medicine
and Biomedical Entrepreneurship


The MAS is a two-year part-time program, consisting of a master thesis focusing on a real, practical translational project (80 %) and theory (20 %). The master thesis will be supervised and judged by a partner from a private-sector company and an academic clinician. The theoretical knowledge acquired during the six modules will be directly and specifically applied to the project. In the master thesis presented at completion of the MAS, participants are expected to present a mature project from both a translational and entrepreneurial aspect.

After successful participations, the University of Bern awards the degree Master of Advanced Studies. The corresponding certificantes will disclose the content and achievements of the program. 

 Modules Module Leaders  ECTS 
 M1 - Research and Development Dr. Andreas Wallnoefer, Beat Lechmann  4
M2 - Good Manufacturing Practice and Quality Management  Dr. Max Corbett, Markus Wipf 
 M3 - Intellectual Property Prof. Dr. Heinz Müller 
 M4 - Regulatory Affairs Dr. Barbara Jentges, Sandra Soniec  5
M5 - Clinical Trial Design and Performance  PD Dr. Sven Trelle  6
M6 - Biomedical Entrepreneurship and Management  Prof. Dr. Artur Baldauf, PD Dr. Peter Berchtold  13 
 Master Thesis   24