17 April 2024

Live webinar with LIVISTO international on the topic: Cold plasma therapy – the new effective and efficient treatment strategy for infected skin diseases and wounds

On 16 April 2024 a live webinar for veterinarians took place in cooperation with LIVISTO international. It was held by Dr. med. vet. Michael Hiestand in English with simultaneous translation into Italian and Polish. Cold plasma therapy was received with great interest by opinion leaders in veterinary medicine in Italy and Poland. This highly professional presentation demonstrated the importance of alternative treatment methods to antibiotic therapy. In addition to the scientific principles, Dr. med. vet. Hiestand explained the possible applications and ease of use of cold plasma therapy thanks to the practical devices now available from LIVISTO. The webinar has been saved and can be viewed on request.

28 March 2024

Participation with Industria Italiana Integratori Trei S.p.A. (LIVISTO Group) at the workshops of the Association of Italian Veterinary Dermatologists in Cremona

From 22 – 24 March 2024, workshops of the Association of Italian Veterinary Dermatologists took place in Cremona (Italy). These were attended by 150 renowned specialists. Industria Italiana Integratori Trei S.p.A. (LIVISTO Group), with the support of Dr. med. vet. Selina Keller, presented the PetCellpen® to the extremely interested participants from the Società Italiana di Dermatologia Veterinaria (SIDEV) with such great success that the stand was completely overcrowded at times. Cold plasma therapy is still largely unknown in Italy. The response was all the greater among the participating veterinary dermatologists, who were enthusiastic about the potential of cold plasma therapy.

7 February 2024

Joint appearance with Dr. E. Graeub AG at the Small Animal Intensive Care Symposium 2024 in Berne

This year’s well-attended Small Animal Intensive Care Symposium for veterinarians and veterinary practice assistants in Berne focussed on brachycephalic patients. Dogs and cats with shortened heads are a fashionable phenomenon and suffer from numerous typical diseases. For brachycephalic skin patients in particular, the PetCellpen® can help to bring the frequently occurring skin fold inflammations on the nose or at the base of the tail under control more quickly and without the use of antibiotics. The veterinary team was able to talk to many interested vets at the Dr. E. Graeub AG stand about these and other possible applications of cold plasma therapy and would like to thank them for the enriching exchange with the veterinary professionals from the field.

22 January 2024

Joint congress appearance with MD Innovation Tech GmbH at the Veterinary Congress in Leipzig

The largest veterinary congress in Germany took place in Leipzig from 18 – 20 January 2024. The interest of the visitors at the stand of MD Innovation Tech GmbH was great. Numerous veterinarians came to the stand especially to take the handy cold plasma therapy devices into their own hands, to feel the cold plasma directly and to learn more about this physical therapy method. It was noticeable that veterinary specialists are now increasingly enquiring about this form of therapy. Thank you very much for the interesting discussions and feedback from the field!

21 November 2023

New veterinary distribution partner for Poland: LIVISTO Sp. z o.o.

At the XXXI. International Small Animal Veterinary Medicine Congress of PSAVA in Łódź, Dr Regina Wagner, veterinary dermatologist from Austria, and Dr Michael Hiestand, Head of Veterinary Division and Member of the Executive Board, gave a specialist lecture on “Cold Plasma in the Therapy of Dermatological Conditions in Animals: A Promising Treatment Method”. Polish vets are very interested in the PetCellpen® and EquCellpen® cold plasma devices, so nothing stands in the way of a successful start with the new sales partner LIVISTO Polska. A seminar for LIVISTO employee training was also organised in Łódź in advance to ensure the transfer of know-how.

We are very pleased about the cooperation with LIVISTO in Poland.

12 June 2023

New case studies are available for download

As more and more vets are using the PetCellpen® and the EquCellpen®, we are able to continuously expand our case study collections. The new editions have been printed and are already available for download on the homepage.

Case studies EquCellpen
Case studies PetCellpen

9 June 2023

Joint congress appearance with MD Innovation Tech GmbH at the Deutsche Vet in Dortmund

The congress Deutsche Vet took place from 26 – 27 May 2023 in Dortmund and the two cold plasma pens PetCellpen® and EquCellpen® were again a crowd puller. Together with the team from MD Innovation Tech GmbH, many new contacts were made with interested veterinarians and spontaneously a dog of a congress participant was successfully treated with the PetCellpen® at the exhibition stand. A successful congress weekend all round!

31 May 2023

Change in the administration of the Lenzburg office: Nicole Guiboud takes over from Milana Becic on 1 May

After graduating from business school, Nicole Guiboud completed a number of further trainings, including one in accounting and one in real estate management.

Nicole Guiboud has held various positions as a debt collection clerk in a number of different companies, e.g. at GE Money Bank and various pension funds. Most recently, she worked as a property management clerk at MRT-Immobilien AG and then at GRIBI Immobilien AG.

Nicole Guiboud brings in-depth experience in debt collection and will actively support the ActivCell team with her strong customer and service orientation.

12 May 2023

Joint congress appearance with Dr. E. Graeub AG at the 10th Swiss Veterinary Days in Fribourg

The 10th Swiss Veterinary Days together with the GRAEUB team were a sensational success. At the pre-congress of the SAVD (Swiss Association of Veterinary Dermatology), Dr. med. vet. Dipl. ACVD & EBVS® (European Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology) Claudia Nett gave a lecture on cold plasma therapy for dermatological paw problems in dogs and cats, highlighting the PetCellpen® as a suitable therapy device with easy handling and good acceptance. On the following days with an industrial exhibition, the new case studies and the two cold plasma pens PetCellpen® and EquCellpen® led to many good discussions with interested veterinarians at the GRAUB stand. Awareness of the advantages of cold plasma therapy is growing more and more.

26 April 2023

ActivCell Group AG in Milan:
33rd Conference of the European Wound Management Association EWMA

Around 4000 expected participants and 140 exhibitors:

ActivCell Group AG will participate as an exhibitor in the 33rd conference of the European Wound Management Association, EWMA, from 3 – 5 May 2023.

A guarantee for engaged discussions and a lot of attention for cold plasma therapy.

14 March 2023

New distribution partner: Industria Italiana Integratori Trei S.p.A. (LIVISTO Group)

Dr. med. vet. Michael Hiestand, Head of Veterinary Division and Member of the Executive Board, opened the first joint appearance of ActivCell Group AG and Industria Italiana Integratori Trei S.p.A. (LIVISTO Group) at the VetExpo in Milan at the beginning of March with a scientific presentation on the innovation ‘Cold plasma therapy for dermatology in veterinary medicine’. This was the first time that the PetCellpen® for small animals received attention from Italian veterinarians. The colleagues from our southern neighbouring country are very open to technical innovations.

We are happy about the successful start in Milan and look forward to the cooperation with LIVISTO in Italy.

20 February 2023

Martina Brandt joins the ActivCell team as Clinical Affairs Manager

Martina Brandt is a graduate biologist with additional training in clinical pharmacology and brings 20 years of experience in clinical research.

During her professional career, Martina Brandt has been responsible for conducting clinical trials in various pharmaceutical companies as well as in some medical device companies. She also brings experience from two CROs, Clinical Research Organisations.

CV Martina Brandt

Martina Brandt joins ActivCell Group from Carl Zeiss Meditec in Oberkochen, Germany, and will be responsible for our clinical development. We are very pleased to have her reinforce our team.

13 February 2023

First joint appearance at the Small Animal Intensive Care Symposium in Berne with the new distribution partner for Switzerland: Dr. E. Graeub AG

The traditional company GRAEUB is part of the international pharmaceutical network LIVISTO Group. With extensive experience in the veterinary field, GRAEUB is committed to the development, production and marketing of high-quality health products for farm animals, pets and horses.

We are very pleased to have GRAEUB as our new distribution partner in Switzerland and the first joint congress appearance with our pens as a crowd puller was a complete success. The interest of the veterinary community was great and it was a pleasure to present the PetCellpen® together with the GRAEUB team.

26 January 2023

First webinar for veterinarians in cooperation with Dr. E. Graeub AG: a great success!

On 15.12.22 the first cold plasma training for vets took place as a webinar in cooperation with Dr. E. Graeub AG. Together with Dr. med. vet. Dipl. ACVD & EBVS Claudia Nett, the Veterinary Division of the ActivCell Group made a highly professional contribution to the further promotion of cold plasma in the veterinary profession. Almost 200 registrations from interested veterinarians prove this impressively. The basic principles of cold plasma therapy and its possible applications in dermatology and wound healing were presented. The webinar is saved and can be viewed on request.

1 October 2022

Veterinary Division: Linda Kardache new as Business Development and Key Account Manager

Growing up with horses, dogs and cats, the passion for the animal world was always present. Training as a rider continued this path.

After studying agronomy with a major in animal science, Linda Kardache worked with veterinarians in various companies and continuously trained in marketing and sales, enabling her to complete a Master’s in Business Administration. She was also a member of the sales team in an international veterinary company for several years and can use her extensive experience to actively support the Veterinary Division of the ActivCell Group in the area of market development.

CV Linda Kardache

8 August 2022

New to the team: Dr Stephan Gregorini

After completing his state examinations in food chemistry at the Technical University of Berlin, Stephan Gregorini worked scientifically at various German research institutions.

He obtained his PhD at the Institute of Biogeochemistry and Marine Chemistry at the University of Hamburg and in parallel completed further trainings in toxicology and ecotoxicology.

Stephan Gregorini began his professional career at Ecolab and then moved to Lonza as a Regulatory Affairs Specialist, where he assumed the position of Senior Manager, Head of Regulatory Affairs EMEA Hygiene, Homecare & Personal Care after only three years, and most recently also held this position at Arxada.

We are pleased to have Stephan Gregorini on board of ActivCell Group AG as Senior Manager Regulatory Affairs & Quality Management.

22 July 2022

Dr Dominik Lysek joins the Board of Directors of ActivCell Group AG

Dominik Lysek is a trained chemist with a Master’s degree from The University of Edinburgh and a PhD from the ETH Zurich.

After working at Geistlich Pharma and Auris Medical in the field of clinical research, he founded the medical technology company Credentis in 2010. As CEO, Dominik Lysek was, among others, responsible for the clinical program of Credentis, which developed innovative products for dentistry and oral hygiene. Since the successful sale of the company in 2020 to vVardis, where he is still employed as Co-Chief Scientific Officer, Dominik Lysek has taken on various roles at innovative companies in the medical technology and pharmaceutical industries.

With his background in clinical affairs, his experience in medical technology and his large network in the MedTech environment, Dominik Lysek will actively help to shape the strategic direction of ActivCell Group AG.

Dominik Lysek was unanimously elected to the Board of Directors of ActivCell Group AG at the Annual General Meeting on 27 June 2022. The three existing members of the Board of Directors, with Ruedi Weber as Chairman, were confirmed in office.

19 July 2022

Milana Becic takes over the administration of the Lenzburg office

A breath of fresh air in our office: Milana Becic took over the administration of the ActivCell Group AG office in Lenzburg on 20 June 2022.

After her commercial apprenticeship at Alu Menziken AG, Milana Becic completed the commercial vocational baccalaureate at AKAD while already working. This was followed by various positions at Taff Tool AG, ReCare AG and migrolino in sales support and administration.

Milana brings practical experience in the preparation of quotes and order processing, in event organisation and general administrative activities and will support the ActivCell Group team.

23 June 2022

ActivCell Group AG in Cologne:
Review of the successful first participation in the ‘Deutsche Vet’:

Messeeingang Kölnmesse

Together with the distribution partner for Germany and the Czech Republic – MD Innovation Tech GmbH – our Veterinary Division was able to present the EquCellpen® and the PetCellpen® for the first time at the ‘Deutsche Vet’ from June 10 to 11, 2022 in Cologne.

The lively exchange with numerous veterinarians at the ActivCell Group AG booth showed that cold plasma therapy is becoming increasingly well-known in veterinary medicine. Accordingly, an increase in sales to Germany was recorded, which rounded off the successful congress appearance.

7 June 2022

New distribution platform for veterinary products in Benelux and Denmark: Lytje

Logo Lytje

Lytje, the newly created sales platform specifically for ActivCell Group’s veterinary products, is targeted at potential customers in the Benelux countries and Denmark. This platform is operated by ASmax in Brüggen. With the new distribution partner ASmax, we will have an experienced cold plasma marketer at our side who will distribute the PetCellPen® as well as the EquCellPen® in Belgium-Netherlands-Luxembourg and Denmark from June 2022. This opens up several additional markets for us within the EU.

19 May 2022

ActivCell Group AG in Paris:
Joint EWMA und Journées Cicatrisations Conference

After several corona-related virtual events, this year’s EWMA conference finally takes place live again, together with the Journées Cicatrisations of the French Wound Healing Society SFFPC.

The ActivCell Group AG will be exhibiting at the joint EWMA and Journées Cicatrisations conference from May 23-25, 2022 in Paris.

27 April 2022

ActivCell Group AG at the 16th German Wound Congress in Bremen

After two years of pandemic, now live again: The German Wound Congress DEWU is the largest German forum on the topic of chronic wounds with around 4300 specialist participants at the last event and will take place in Bremen from 4-6 May 2022.

ActivCell Group AG will participate in this 16th German Wound Congress DEWU as an industrial exhibitor.

15 December 2021

Veterinary Division: Dr. med. vet. Selina Keller
new Product & Sales Manager

Selina Keller

Dr. med. vet. Selina Keller completed her doctorate in bacteriology at the University of Zurich after passing her state examination in veterinary medicine. As an assistant veterinarian at the Institute for Veterinary Bacteriology at the University of Zurich and at the Centre for Laboratory Medicine in St. Gallen, she was able to further expand her knowledge in veterinary diagnostics. She then spent further years as an assistant veterinarian in various veterinary practices in Switzerland, where she was able to gain extensive practical experience in both large animal and small animal practice.

Curriculum Dr. Selina Keller (PDF)

Dr Keller can now bring her scientific background combined with her knowledge of the needs of veterinary practice to our team. She supports the Veterinary Division of the ActivCell Group in advising and training distribution partners and veterinarians. In addition, she will play an important role in the cooperation with our study partners and universities.

16 November 2021

Exclusive sales partner for the veterinary sector in Austria: Richter Pharma, Wells


The traditional pharmacy on ‘Stadtplatz’ was founded in Wels as early as 1600 and has since developed into a globally successful pharmaceutical company. Richter Pharma has been owned by the Richter/Fritsch families for over 100 years. The company has succeeded in maintaining its proximity to customers despite its growth. The introduction of new products into the medical market is a strategic focus of the company.

As the leading supplier of veterinarians in Austria, Richter is the ideal distribution partner for veterinary products. Richter Pharma will exclusively sell the device lines of ActivCell Group AG for veterinary medicine in Austria from November 2021.

28 October 2021

ActivCell Group AG at the 20th Symposium on Modern Wound Treatment of the SAfW at Technopark Zurich

Schweiz. Gesellschaft für Wundbehandlung

The Swiss Society for Wound Treatment SAfW aims to research, develop, promote and disseminate procedures for wound treatment.

In particular, it aims to educate and advise professionals and the general public about the possibilities of active and preventive measures in the context of wound treatment.

ActivCell Group AG participates as an exhibitor in the 20th Symposium on Modern Wound Treatment of the SAfW on 11 November 2021 at Technopark Zurich.

15 September 2021

Exclusive sales partner for the veterinary sector in Germany and the Czech Republic:

MD Innovation Tech GmbH, Arzberg

The German company MD Innovation Tech GmbH, based in Arzberg, focuses on the sale of high technology for medical research and clinic for both human and veterinary medicine. The particular strength of this company lies in the market introduction of innovative medical technology. MD employs 10 highly qualified sales experts with profound knowledge (medicine, physics, technology), who maintain contact with research institutes, universities as well as clinics.

MD Innovation Tech GmbH will exclusively sell the device lines of ActivCell Group AG for veterinary medicine in Germany and the Czech Republic from September 2021.

2 September 2021

ActivCell Group AG at the 35th International Wound Management Congress organized by the Akademie ZWM in Salzburg

35. Internationaler Wundmanagement Kongress in Salszburg vom 9.-11.9.2021

The Akademie-ZWM® AG is an independent advisory and training institution in the field of wound treatment and a pioneer in education and training in wound management.

The goal of the Akademie ZWM is to educate and advise nursing staff and doctors, and also to make the general public aware of the possibilities of active and preventive measures in wound treatment through informative events and continuous training.

ActivCell Group AG will participate as an industry partner in the 35th International Wound Management Congress organized by the Academy ZWM® from 9-11 September 2021 in Salzburg.

1 September 2021

Dr med. vet. Dipl. ACVD & EBVS® Claudia Nett, joins the Veterinary Advisory Board

Claudia Nett

Dr Claudia Nett holds the internationally recognised specialist titles of the American (ACVD) and the European College of Veterinary Dermatology (ESVD). The founder and owner of – Dermatology and allergology for animals works as a specialised veterinary surgeon for the Ennetseeklinik in Hünenberg and in the small animal practice Schwäntenmos in Zumikon. Claudia Nett speaks regularly at national and international congresses. She is President of the Swiss Association of Small Animal Medicine (SVK) and Founding President and Vice President of the Swiss Association of Veterinary Dermatology (SAVD) and Past President of the European Society of Veterinary Dermatology (ESVD).

Curriculum Dr Claudia Nett (PDF)

Dr Claudia Nett has joined the Veterinary Advisory Board as of August 2021, replacing Dr Silvia Rüfenacht. In addition to her extensive expert knowledge, she brings several years of practical experience with cold plasma therapy in small animal dermatology. With her activities on the boards of national and international professional associations, Dr Nett facilitates contact with important personalities from research and clinical practice. With this collaboration, the ActivCell Group is taking another important step towards becoming a ‘Swiss centre of excellence for plasma medicine’. Dr Silvia Rüfenacht will continue to work with ActivCell on research into the possible uses of cold plasma in veterinary dermatology.

6 July 2021

New case studies from veterinary medicine


Numerous studies from human medicine prove the evidence of cold plasma therapy. Comparable treatment successes can also be expected in veterinary medicine. It is important for veterinarians and therapists to know for which indications plasma is a promising therapy option to treat animals. Since extensive clinical studies take time, case studies can be informative in advance. ActivCell documents feedback from the clinic and makes information available to the professional community. Feedback from specialists is particularly important.

Astonishing are cases from the equine clinic of Mrs Verena Bracher, PhD, Dr. med. vet. (Member of Veterinary Advisory Board, ActivCell) which show how cold plasma therapy as the ‘last resort’ can heal. There is the case of a foal with therapy-resistant purulent bursitis at the hock joint, which did not want to heal even after two surgical inter­ventions and antibiotic therapy. A total loss of the valuable foal was threatened until the EquCellpen® came into use.

More case studies are available here:

EquCellpen® case studies (in German, PDF)
PetCellpen® case studies (in German, PDF)

14  May 2021

A breath of fresh air in the veterinary practice – cold plasma therapy using the PetCellpen® live on camera

(film in German)

ActivCell Group AG presents its informative application film on the use of the PetCellpen® in small animal practice, which was launched on the occasion of the virtual 8th Swiss Veterinary Days at the beginning of May 2021. It is now also available on the website.

The film clearly describes the properties and mode of action of cold plasma. Experts explain the fundamental mechanisms of action of cold plasma therapy.

Veterinarians have their say and show how the treatment is carried out and how their animal patients react to it.

For them, the PetCellpen® has become an indispensable part of their daily practice and Dr. med. vet. Nadja Iveta Meier sums up her experience with the words: “I think it’s absolutely phenomenal”.

21  April 2021

Daniele Scarabello: new Manager
Finance & Administration

After completing his basic education as a polytechnician, Daniele Scarabello graduated as an industrial engineer. He has been working for a start-up company since 2015, initially in production and logistics and for the last 3 ½ years as Head of Finance, Administration & HR. He is also a member of the Executive Committee and Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

In February 2021, Daniele Scarabello started a two-year master’s program in international management.

He has practical experience in Accounting & Controlling as well as in process optimization and logistics. In addition, he has completed a quality certification according to ISO 9001:2015. He is business fluent in German, English, French and Italian.

On April 1, 2021, Daniele Scarabello started at ActivCell Group AG as Manager Finance and Administration and will actively support the further development of the company.

6  April 2021

ActivCell Group AG becomes a member of the National Center of Plasma Medicine in Germany

Natrionales Zentrum für Plasmamedizin

The National Center for Plasma Medicine e.V. (NZPM) promotes research and development in the various fields of application of cold plasma therapy in Germany and beyond national borders.

With its commitment to the science-based development of this form of therapy in wound treatment as well as in other application areas, the ActivCell Group AG contributes to the spread and increasing implementation of plasma medicine as a therapeutic option in medical practice and has therefore joined the NZPM.

On March 26, 2021, ActivCell Group AG was welcomed as a member by the board of the NZPM and accepted into the association.

3  March 2021

Design protection for the devices of the ActivCell Group AG in Switzerland

Ladder to the goal

ActivCell Group AG has reached another milestone: The design of the Cellpen series has been entered in the design register by the Swiss Federal Institute for Intellectual Property.

The entry in the Designs CH register was published on February 26, 2021 with the number 145798. The inclusion in the register demonstrates that the devices of the ActivCell Group are significantly different from existing designs.

15 October 2020

CH market launch of PetCellpen® and relaunch of EquCellpen® completed

The two cold plasma therapy devices for veterinary medicine are now available through the exclusive distribution partner for Switzerland: Medical Solution GmbH in Wil SG is a renowned contact and supplier of medical technology for veterinary companies in Switzerland and Liechtenstein and is known for its good service. The ActivCell Group AG team supports Medical Solution GmbH with its expertise in providing advice and information on all aspects of plasma medicine for veterinary professionals.

25 September 2020

ActivCellpen® and EquCellpen® tested as a medical plasma source according to DIN SPEC 91315.

INP View, Foto: INP

DIN SPEC 91315 defines how the general requirements for medical plasma sources are to be tested. The ActivCellpen® and EquCellpen® have successfully passed all the prescribed chemical, physical and biological tests at the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Research and Technology e.V. (INP). The properties of the cold plasma produced were determined by the testing institute; in particular its antiseptic effect was confirmed.

14 August 2020

ActivCell AG becomes ActivCell Group AG

Various business units operate under the umbrella of the ActivCell Group, serving very different markets. It is preferable to separate the human medicine and the veterinary medicine sectors in the future due to their very different market demands and growth scenarios. Therefore, at the 5th Annual General Meeting of ActivCell AG, it was decided to change the name of the company to ActivCell Group AG. With this decision, the shareholders are supporting the Board of Directors’ progressive growth strategy.

1 August 2020

New to the team: Dr Andrea Preuss, Head of Medical Division and Member of the Executive Board

Andrea Preuss holds a doctorate in microbiology and has worked in various industry sectors during her professional career. After starting her career at Degussa as head of a microbiology laboratory, she worked for eight years in various roles at Ciba (now BASF), most recently building up the Medical Device Materials business unit there. This was followed by positions in the medical device industry, in infection control product development at B. Braun in Sempach and as Product Manager in the Medical Division of Borer Chemie in Zuchwil. For the last eight years, Dr Preuss worked at Lonza, first as Global Marketing Manager Healthcare and later as Head Global Marketing Hygiene/Disinfection. Most recently, she led a business development project there in the area of infection prevention.

29 May 2020

Competent and well-connected: the newly formed Veterinary Advisory Board

The members of ActiveCell Group AG’s Advisory Board have a broad knowledge and many years of practical experience in veterinary medicine.
With Dr Verena Denise Bracher, Dr Silvia Rüfenacht, Prof. Adrian Steiner, Dr FHV Heinz Willi Burkhardt und Dr Michael Hiestand, universities, hospitals and practices are equally represented.
Our focus areas of dermatology, bovine medicine (buiatrics), small animal and equine medicine are very well represented by the members of the Advisory Board.

9  March 2020

New to the team: Ursula Meier, Internal Sales and Admin

Ursula Meier is a qualified businesswoman with additional training in accounting and IT support. She has many years of experience in finance and controlling, IT support and administration in clinical environments. As an active horse owner, she has also attended additional training in horse husbandry, training and therapy. Ursula Meier speaks German, French, English and Italian.

1  March 2020

New CEO: Thomas Fünfschilling

Thomas Fünfschilling

Thomas Fünfschilling holds a degree in industrial engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) and has over 15 years of experience in international marketing and sales at the management level in well-known industrial companies. He has a track record in strategy development and implementation, business development, the solutions business, project business and change management. He is the co-founder and owner of a medical technology start-up founded in 2018.

1  February 2020

New second branch in Lenzburg

Since the beginning of 2020, ActivCell AG has had a new branch at Wolfsackerstrasse 49 in Lenzburg. Workstations and meeting rooms are available there.