Success stories

 

Biozentrum spin off ARTIDIS joins world’s largest medical center

ARTIDIS announces its successful integration in the highly competitive international Medical Device Cohort 2019 at the Texas Medical Center’s Innovation Institute. The company, which is a spin off from the Biozentrum and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute at the University of Basel, is developing a medical device based on nanotechnology for clinical application in cancer diagnostics. […]

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Qnami announced the closing of a 2.6M CHF seed round

Qnami announced today the closing of a 2.6M CHF (2.6M USD) seed round led by Venture Capital fund Quantonation and further supported by investiere, ZKB Start-up Finance and the High Tech Gründerfond. The funds will support the market entry of Qnami’s first product, a quantum microscope for inspection of magnetic materials at the nanoscale, and […]

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With a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise – Scientists from the SNI network found “ELDICO Scientific”

In June 2019, four experienced entrepreneurs Dr. Gustavo Santiso-Quinones, Dr. Gunther Steinfeld, Dr. Eric Hovestreydt and Nils Gebhardt founded the company “ELDICO Scientific” with a view to commercializing an instrument that measures electron diffraction. This electron diffractometer can be used to determine the 3D structure of nanoscale materials whose tiny dimensions or properties meant that, […]

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NUONEX –  A new start-up with roots at the SNI

  Thomas Stohler and Silvan Häfeli founded their start-up, NUONEX, in March 2019. The two young entrepreneurs plan to launch a device known as the CryoWriter, which allows optimum sample preparation for cryo-electron microscopy. The CryoWriter was developed over many years at the laboratory of Dr. Thomas Braun, a member of the research group led […]

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Rapid determination of three-dimensional structures – Nano Argovia project A3EDPI meets with a positive response

For over twelve years, the Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI) has supported applied research projects as part of the Nano Argovia program, providing companies in Northwestern Switzerland with access to innovative research through the SNI network. As these projects focus on applications that are useful to the companies, they rarely lead to publications in prominent scientific […]

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Individually adapted and stable

The goal of the Nano Argovia project CerInk is to develop custom-made bone replacement materials that closely resemble natural bone   Humans have over 200 different bones with varying shapes, each of which performs a specific, important function in the body. In the event of bone defects due to accidents, inflammation, or tumors, it is […]

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Faster analysis with tiny quantities

MiPIS Argovia project optimizes sample preparation for cryo-electron microscopy   In 2017, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Professor Jacques Dubochet, Professor Joachim Frank, and Professor Richard Henderson. They received the prestigious science prize for the development of cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM). Thanks to this method, it is now possible to create 3D images […]

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Working as a team to track down single cells

Researchers from the Nano Argovia program develop a system for analyzing single cells In the Argovia project SCeNA (Single Cell NanoAnalytics), an interdisciplinary team of scientists led by Dr. Thomas Braun (C-CINA, Biozentrum, University of Basel) has developed a system that can be used to analyze a variety of parameters associated with single cells. The […]

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Structure is everything

How different surfaces affect properties Nature is filled with examples of surfaces that have particular properties due to their structure. A special nano- and microstructure, for instance, allows butterfly wings to shimmer in different colors without any pigments at all. Some leaf surfaces cause water and dirt to simply roll off them, and cicada wings […]

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Successful Collaboration Between University, University of Applied Sciences, and Industry

Innovative biocatalysts thanks to nanotechnology In 2014, scientists from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), the University of Basel and Basel-based company INOFEA AG launched the NANOzyme Argovia project, and with it a successful collaboration to make enzymes more attractive for biotechnological applications. To achieve this, the interdisciplinary research team developed […]

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