Development of artificial tissues

Signposts for cells

Aug 15, 2018 | For the replacement of animal testing with alternatives in medical research, complex microtissues need to be cultivated. Researchers from Empa have developed a special polymer scaffold for threedimensional cell cultures. Light beams act as signposts ...
Neue interdisziplinäre Bildungsinitiative

SMARTFELD fördert Zukunftskompetenzen

Aug 14, 2018 | Nach über einem Jahr intensiver Vorbereitung hat der Verein Startfeld gestern Abend Smartfeld mit einem feierlichen Festakt lanciert. Die Initianten dieser interdisziplinären Bildungsinitiative – darunter die Empa - haben es sich zum Ziel gesetzt, K...
Breakthrough in nanoresearch

Quantum chains in graphene nanoribbons

Aug 9, 2018 | Empa researchers, together with colleagues from the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz and other partners, have achieved a breakthrough that could in future be used for precise nanotransistors or – in the distant future – possibly eve...

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