A new approach for plastic recycling?
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials researchers at EPFL have come up with a novel method for tackling plastic pollution by harnessing the inner workings of proteins.
New book promises fun science for kids
A new collection of fun science experiments for primary-school children has been published by the NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials in collaboration with partners from the Universities of Fribourg and Geneva,…
Chorafas Prize goes to NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials researcher
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials graduate Dr. Subhajit Pal has been awarded the 2021 Chorafas Prize for the best doctoral thesis in natural sciences at the University of Fribourg.
Highlighting women researchers
To celebrate Women's Day 2021 and the 50th anniversary of women's right to vote in Switzerland, all 22 National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCRs) across Switzerland have been working together to…
Watching polymers heal
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials researchers at the Adolphe Merkle Institute have developed a method to monitor the healing process of polymers and discovered that a much thicker interphase is required for…
NCCR start-up Microcaps raises CHF 5 million
The NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials start-up Microcaps, a developer of formulation, processes and equipment to generate precision microcapsules, has announced that it has closed a CHF 5 million seed financing…
Nanopartikel für die Landwirtschaft: Pflanzen stärken ohne Pestizide
Forscher des Nationale Forschungsschwerpunkt (NFS) Bio-inspirierte Materialien und des Biologiedepartements der Universität Freiburg haben entdeckt, wie bestimmte Siliziumdioxid-Nanopartikel als spurlose,…
Narrowing the gap between natural and synthetic materials
Skin and cartilage are both strong and flexible - properties that are hard to replicate in artificial materials. But a new fabrication process, developed by NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials scientists at EPFL,…
Next-gen organoids grow and function like real tissues
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials researchers at Lausanne's Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) have created miniature intestines in a dish that match up anatomically and functionally to the real thing better…