Hydrogel template for a better integration into soft tissue

In the Nano Argovia project LIGARECO, researchers from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), the University of Basel and the industrial partner NovoNexile AG are investigating the prophylactic use of a hydrogel template to prevent inflammation around dental implants. The project is led by Dr. Joachim Köser (FHNW) and Dr. Khaled […]

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Nanoscale magnetic field sensor

An interdisciplinary team is cooperating closely to develop a novel magnetic field sensor. The planned sensor will be much smaller than commercially available ones, but will nevertheless be suitable for mass production. Under the coordination of Professor Joris Pascal, researchers from the School of Life Sciences, the School of Engineering and industry partner Camille Bauer […]

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New ultrashort pulse laser source for nano-materials processing

In the Nano Argovia project NanoLase, a team from the School of Engineering (FHNW), the Paul Scherrer Institute and the company TLD Photonics AG (Wettingen, AG) is developing a novel laser source that generates ultrashort pulses. The new device is expected to be more cost-effective, reliable and compact compared with existing laser systems. It will […]

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Crossing the blood-brain barrier

In the Nano Argovia project NANO-thru-BBB, an interdisciplinary team led by Professor Patrick Shahgaldian (FHNW) is developing a platform to design nanoparticles that can cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB). The project involves researchers from the School of Life Sciences (FHNW), the University of Basel and the industrial partner Perseo Pharma AG (Muttenz). Selective entry The […]

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Nanocomposite electrodes for clinical diagnostics

An interdisciplinary team of researchers in the Nano Argovia project PEPS are developing a novel diagnostic device for particular biomarkers that is designed for use in point-of-care testing (POCT). Point-of-care testing refers to diagnostic testing methods that do not require a specialized medical laboratory, such as the now familiar Coronavirus rapid tests and blood sugar […]

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Announcements

Are you interested in the activities of the Swiss Nanoscience Institute? An overview of all our projects is available in the Annual Report 2020. The general section provides information on interesting topics related to the network, students, doctoral students and SNI professors written specifically for a general readership. Here, we describe projects from our applied […]

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News from the network

Electrically switchable qubit can tune between storage and fast calculation modes To perform calculations, quantum computers need qubits to act as elementary building blocks that process and store information. Now, physicists have produced a new type of qubit that can be switched from a stable idle mode to a fast calculation mode. The concept would […]

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