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.

SOPHISTICATED GLASSWARE

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 FLASH IN THE NIGHT

Nocturnal moth displays dynamic wing coloration

Animals that are active at night are thought to rely on senses other than vision, but a new study led by researchers from the University of Western Australia (UWA) and the NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials at…

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MICROFLUIDICS

Simulating embryo formation

NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials researchers have used a microfluidic device to model embryonic formation with stem cells, paving the way for more controlled growth of specific human tissues in the laboratory.

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