Our Mission

Transforming Healthcare through Innovative Medicines

Swiss Rockets is dedicated to developing groundbreaking medicines that transform the way cancer, infectious diseases, and auto-immune disorders are treated. We strive to be at the forefront of scientific discovery and clinical excellence, continuously pushing the boundaries of medical knowledge to address unmet medical needs. Through innovation and collaboration, we aim to build a thriving ecosystem that supports cutting-edge technologies and empowers inventors to turn their bold ideas into life-changing therapies. Our ultimate goal is to improve global health outcomes and be a leader in the biotech industry.

Sustainable Business

Swiss Rockets is designed to be a long-term sustainable business. We are relying on three pillars:

Swiss Rockets AG

  • Incubator & Accelerator

    Research & Development

    Office Space



    IT Infrastructure

  • Management Services

    Drug Development Expertise

    Manufacturing Expertise

    Business Development

    Financial Development

    Legal Expertise

    IT Expertise

    IP Expertise



  • Commercial Activities

    Medical Devices

    Medical Supplies



Dr. Vladimir Cmiljanovic

Dr. Vladimir Cmiljanovic is a renowned serial biotech entrepreneur, cancer scientist, and medicinal chemist with over 15 years of experience in oncology drug development.

Dr. Natasa Cmiljanovic

Dr. Natasa Cmiljanovic is the Chief Scientific Officer and Founder of Swiss Rockets, with over a decade of experience in oncology drug development as a medicinal chemist and clinical scientist.

Dr. Thomas Sander

Dr. Thomas Sander, Scientific Advisor and Co-Founder, is an expert in cheminformatics and the Head of Scientific Computing at Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd in Allschwil, Switzerland. After finishing his PhD thesis in organic chemistry, Thomas joined a team at Roche in Basel in 1993 to develop software for drug discovery.

Manuel Ebner

Manuel Ebner is an expert in corporate finance, business strategy, corporate development, management consulting, and financial services. He graduated in engineering and economics from Stanford University and completed his MBA (Arjay Miller Scholar) at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Dr. Thomas Staehelin

Dr. Thomas Staehelin, Co-Founder, holds a Ph.D. in law and has been a partner in the law firm Fromer Attorney and Notary Offices in Basel since 1981. His areas of expertise include international briefs, corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, tax law, contract, and commercial law, banking, and the stock market and securities law.