It is with deep sadness that we mourn the passing of our founder: a unique person, pioneering entrepreneur and visionary whose dedication to regenerative medicine led to the creation of the Osteo Science Foundation. For over 60 years, Dr. Peter Geistlich creatively and tirelessly broke new ground at Geistlich, a family-based company that was founded in 1851 in Switzerland.
In the 1980’s he initiated the company’s entry into medical technology with the development of bone regeneration products. Geistlich Pharma, which he presided over since its inception, has today established itself as the global market leader in oral tissue regeneration. Dr. Geistlich also held strong interests in orthopaedics and oncology.
Science was his life. The Osteo Science Foundation, launched by Dr. Geistlich in October 2013, will continue to realize his vision of research and education, as well as cooperation between industry and academia, in the field of regeneration. The work of the Foundation will be his legacy to the future of regenerative medicine in the field.
Dr. Peter Geistlich will remain an inspiration for the Osteo Science Foundation. We extend our most sincere condolences to his wife and family.
Dr. Ing. chem. ETH
May 8, 1927 – July 23, 2014
Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Staff
Geistlich Pharma AG, Bahnhofstrasse 40, 6110 Wolhusen
Ed. Geistlich Söhne AG, Engstringerstrasse 5, 8952 Schlieren
Osteology Foundation, Landenbergstrasse 35, 6002 Lucerne
Osteo Science Foundation, 1650 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA