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.


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…

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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…

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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…

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