New ink generates tough composite
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials researchers at EPFL have developed a 3D-printable ink containing calcium carbonate-producing bacteria. The resulting mineralized bio-composite is unprecedentedly strong, light,…
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.
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…
New directorship for the NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials
The NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials director, Professor Christoph Weder, and his deputy, Professor Curzio Rüegg have stepped down after six years at the helm. Professor Ullrich Steiner has taken over as NCCR…
Major grant for virucide research
The Werner Siemens Foundation has awarded a CHF 5 million grant to the laboratory of NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials Principal Investigator Francesco Stellacci, funding clinical trials into compounds that…
Recycling project earns ERC grant
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials Principal Investigator, Professor Francesco Stellacci (EPFL), has been awarded a prestigious ERC Advanced Grant by the European Research Council to investigate nature-inspired…
New virucide to destroy infectious particles
New antiviral materials made from sugar have been developed by NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials researchers and colleagues at the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), the University of Manchester,…