NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials

The National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) Bio-Inspired Materials is based at the University of Fribourg. This interdisciplinary center is an internationally recognized hub for paradigm-shifting research, innovation, and education in the domain of “smart” materials whose function and design are inspired by nature.


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,…

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Bioinspired nanosensors to track down cancer

For several cancers, detection at an early stage translates into more effective treatments and a better survival rate. NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials researchers at the University of Fribourg have developed…

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Chorofas Prize for NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials alum

NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials alum Dr. Vytautas Navikas has been awarded one of the two 2022 Chorafas Prizes for the best doctoral thesis at Lausanne's Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL).

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