Stretchy composites shine a new light
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials researchers at Zurich's Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ) have developed rubbery composites that mimic the color changes of the neon tetra fish.
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…
FenX wins startup award
The NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials supported startup FenX is the winner of this year's Swiss Technology Award in the "Inventors" category, presented at the Swiss Innovation Forum in Basel on November 21.
Novel printing technique for glass structures
Stereolithography, one of the most common 3D printing technologies, has so far remained inaccessible to processing of functional glass structures. Now, NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials researchers at ETH Zürich…
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A special NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials issue of CHIMIA
The Swiss Chemical Society's journal CHIMIA has released a special issue dedicated to the NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials, providing an overview of the research and other activities carried out by Center staff.
Mother of pearl inspires better composites
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ) are investigating improved composites, using nacre found in mollusk shells as an example of lightweight…
3D printed minifactories
NCCR researchers at Zurich's Federal institute of Technology (ETHZ) have developed a biocompatible ink for 3D printing using living bacteria. This makes it possible to produce biological materials capable…