About Sanovation

The pain diary CatchMyPain is being developed and maintained by the Swiss start-up Sanovation AG. The start-up was founded in November 2011 and its sole focus lies on CatchMyPain, for now. The idea for CatchMyPain emerged from the personal pain odyssey of the CEO and co-founder Daniel Lawniczak.



We are a young, motivated and interdisciplinary team working on CatchMyPain:

Daniel Lawniczak

Daniel Lawniczak

Chairman of the Board of Directors, CEO, co-founder

Master of Science in Computer Science, University of Zurich 2010

Daniel himself has been suffering from chronic pain for a number of years and he had to go through an odyssey of doctor visits and treatments. It was at this time that the idea for CatchMyPain was born. He developed an initial prototype of the system in the course of his master thesis at the Department of Informatics at the University of Zurich in 2010. Right after having completed his studies, he started working full-time on CatchMyPain.

Roman Haag

Roman Haag

Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, CTO, co-founder

Master of Science in Computer Science, University of Zurich 2009

Roman used to work as a professional software engineer and system manager in an eLearning start-up for over 4 years. He has experience in areas such as software architecture, development, continuous integration and Linux system administration. He took his first entrepreneurial steps implementing various IT projects as a part-time employee at a private bank and as a self-employed person.


Jürg Baiker

Software Tester

Software-Tester ISTQB (Foundation)

Jürg joined our team for an internship to practice his newly gained knowledge on Software Testing. He carefully tests and challenges CatchMyPain to find bugs before our users do. With his unbiased view of a user he helps to further improve our software.

Nicolà Parpan

Nicolà Parpan

Software engineer

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, University of Zurich 2011

After finishing his bachelor studies at the University of Zurich, Nicolà used to work at the IT department of a non-profit organization for six months before joining the CatchMyPain team. The internships and various website projects that he completed during his studies also allowed him to collect valuable experience in software development and web design.

Andreas Volkart

Andreas Volkart

Software Engineer

Master of Science in Computer Science, University of Zurich 2014

Andreas learned already much about the pain topic from his master project and master thesis, both accomplished in cooperation with Sanovation. He now continues to improve and extend our backend-code and algorithms and brings in his expertise to analyze data collected in CatchMyPain.

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