biotech

Biotechnology covers many different disciplines such as genetics, biochemistry or molecular biology. We report on processes that create more precise tools for disease detection and tailor treatments to individuals to combat debilitating and rare diseases.

Biocompatible and sustainable plastics for medical applications

Biocompatible and sustainable plastics for medical applications

Fraunhofer Institute is developing polyurethanes of a reproducible standard.

Shape-shifting materials have infinite possibilities

Shape-shifting materials have infinite possibilities

The material can take any possible shape and could be used in robotics and biotechnology.

Converting human body motions into electricity

Converting human body motions into electricity

Bioengineers have invented a novel soft and flexible self-powered bioelectronic device that converts human body motions into electricity.

New antibacterial material prevents infections

New antibacterial material prevents infections

Researchers have developed a novel antibacterial material that can fulfill a wide range of applications as a dressing for wounds, by preventing infection and thus facilitating treatment and healing.

Aerogel: the micro structural material of the future

Aerogel: the micro structural material of the future

Scientists from Empa were able to 3D print stable well-shaped microstructures made from silica aerogels for use in biotechnology and precision engineering.

Pancreatic “organoids” mimic the real thing

Pancreatic “organoids” mimic the real thing

Studying these organoids could help researchers develop and test new treatments for pancreatic cancer.

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