What we stand for

Avelo’s mission is to save lives by bringing fast and actionable infectious disease diagnosis to primary care. What we aspire and what we do is key for our reason to exist, but how we do it is just as important. The following four Values and our Code of Conduct ↗ provide us with a compass on the “how”: 

Walk the Talk

Our actions, words, and behaviors matter. Perception is reality, so we deliver what we promise and get stuff done. We take ownership for the task at hand. We embrace challenges with a can-do-attitude and act with an entrepreneurial mindset.

Diversity & Inclusion

We provide an inclusive and respectful work environment where each person is considered an individual. We value our diversity and recognize every individual’s merit. We feel free to make suggestions, question the status quo, and voice criticism.


We focus on value-generating activities where we strive for excellence, especially in technology & science. We act with the highest integrity and don’t take shortcuts when it comes to scientific data. Good is the enemy of great, so we are not afraid of making mistakes, rather we take them as learning opportunity and potential for improvement. 

Healthy Way

We are aiming for the moon, yet we do this in a healthy and fun way. We support the health and well-being of our talents. At Avelo we can do both: we can be ambitious in our job while fulfilling our family responsibilities and pursuing our individual passion and personal wishes. 


Melanie Aregger

Chief Executive Officer

Tobias Broger

Chief Technology Officer


Chief Executive Officer

Melanie is our CEO and as a female leader in global health responsible for Avelo’s overall company and commercial strategy. 

With over 15 years of professional experience, thereof 5 years in C-level positions (CFO/COO), Melanie has profound know-how in establishing, financing, and growing businesses. Prior to these positions, Melanie has worked several years as a strategy consultant as well as a project manager for the international introduction of a novel medical device. 

She holds a BA in Business Administration and an MBA from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

In her free time, Melanie is a passionate marathon runner who loves exercising in nature, especially in the mountains.


Chief Technology Officer

Tobias is our CTO and in charge of Avelo’s research and technology development.

Tobias has more than 7 years of experience in the research of infectious diseases, product development, clinical studies, and commercialization of in-vitro diagnostics. Tobias has written >30 peer-reviewed articles and has systems engineering and assay development lab bench expertise.

He has a BSc in biological chemistry, an MSc in Engineering, received business leadership training from IMD Lausanne, Switzerland, and is an affiliate of the Division of Tropical Medicine at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.

In his free time, Tobias is a passionate mountaineer who loves hiking, climbing, and skiing. 

Scientific Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. med. Claudia Denkinger

Tuberculosis and COVID-19 Diagnostics


Dr. William Rodriguez

IVD Technology and Global Health 


Dr. med. Wolfgang Mach
Clinical Laboratory and
Business Development Expert
Anita Suresh
Molecular Diagnostics Technology
and Commercialization Expert