Success stories

 

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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Trenches reduce electrical resistance

Argovia project confirms theoretical approach The SNI’s Nano-Argovia program supports applied research projects between academic research institutions in Northwestern Switzerland and industrial companies. In one such successful Argovia project, researchers from the CSEM in Muttenz, the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), the University of Basel, and the ABB Corporate Research Center investigated and optimized a novel […]

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