New Argovia projectsSNI INSight December 2020
As part of the Nano Argovia program, the SNI Board recently approved nine new projects which will get underway in January 2021.
The new projects once again deal with a wide range of topics, and three relate to medical applications. In one case, researchers are investigating a way to cross the blood-brain barrier in order to deploy enzymes in therapy, while another two projects center around approaches that use hydrogels to prevent inflammation around implants and to treat ulcers in the oral mucosa. Two further projects deal with the development of new types of sensors, while others aim to develop a new laser amplifier and to improve nanostructuring using lasers. Other research topics include achromatic lenses for transmission X-ray microscopy and the development of new detectors for cryo-electron microscopy.
We’ll bring you further details of the projects in the spring issue of SNI INSight.
The participants in seven of the new Nano Argovia projects include SNI members from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), while five of the projects are being conducted in collaboration with members of the University of Basel. In addition, the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) is involved in three of the projects, and the network partner CSEM Muttenz in one. Six of the industrial partners hail from the Canton of Aargau, and three are based in Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft.