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from researchers for researchers

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Dr. Marc Zünd, CEO and founder of Vigilitech.

Marc experienced frustration as neuroscientist at university. He wanted a contact-independent and safe environment for his laboratory animals and high quality monitoring data for his research and publications.


He soon realised that many of his fellow colleagues shared his frustration. Marc saw the opportunity to help researchers to simplify monitoring, boost scientific outcomes and foster a Culture of Care in animal research together with MARTA.


"We aim to create a safe work environment with a novel technology and intuitive software. We do that by monitoring and collecting vital signs data without contact, utmost care and minimal distress for animals and researchers."

"MARTA makes research better for animals and staff. Our smart products empower researchers to future ground-breaking work and sustainable animal welfare."



"The name Vigilitech derives from the Latin word vigil meaning awake. Its meaning includes the idea of staying alert to observe something. Vigilitech stands for an intuitive technology for monitoring of vital signs without contact.


The name MARTA is an abbreviation for Monitoring Animals in Research with Technology and Application."

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