biotech

Plant-based gel fast-tracks 'mini-organs' growth

Plant-based gel fast-tracks 'mini-organs' growth

The world’s first bioactive plant-based nanocellulose hydrogel supports organoid growth and helps reduce the costs of studies into cancer and COVID-19.

Understanding the utility of plasmas

Understanding the utility of plasmas

Researchers aim to better explain the way plasmas interact with biological materials to help pave the way for plasma use in wound healing and cancer therapy.

virtual.COMPAMED receives international resonance

virtual.COMPAMED receives international resonance

COMPAMED 2020 took place entirely online due to the pandemic - but still won over their audiences due to their high degree of international resonance in this format too.

Aerogel: the micro structural material of the future

Aerogel: the micro structural material of the future

In a research-first, scientists from Empa were able to 3D print stable well-shaped microstructures made from silica aerogels for use in biotechnology and precision engineering.

COVID-19 speeds up microfluidics development

COVID-19 speeds up microfluidics development

With soaring demand for point-of-care testing (POCT), microfluidics has been a pivotal resource as COVID-19 swept across the world.

An artificial cell on a chip

An artificial cell on a chip

Researchers have developed a precisely controllable system for mimicking biochemical reaction cascades in cells.

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