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,…
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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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.