Spin-off of the University of Zurich wins at Swiss Technology Award 2013 in the category “Inventors”

Zurich, 20 October 2013 – HypoPet, a spin-off of the University of Zurich, has joined the award ceremony in the category “Inventors” at this year’s Swiss Technology Awards. At the Swiss Innovation Forum 2013 in Basel, the team of renowned allergologists and immunologists Gabriela Senti, Martin Bachmann and Thomas Kündig received the trophy. The researchers have one option the protein Fel d 1 – the trigger of cat hair allergy in humans – was found for the first time by vaccinating the cat. The aim is to further develop the method and to market a vaccine which ensures that cat owners no longer have to take medication themselves or give up their beloved pet.

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