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Patches with a light switch

How medicine literally gets under your skin

Sep 10, 2018 | If drugs are to enter the body painlessly and efficiently, they can be administered via skin patches. Researchers at Empa and the University of Fribourg are currently developing nano-containers for therapeutic agents that can be controlled by light.
Carbon fiber plasters for bridges

Supporting brace for historical steel bridges

Sep 6, 2018 | Empa scientists are saving iron bridges from the 19th century from collapse. Carbon fiber plasters are strengthening the crumbling structures. A railway bridge in Switzerland and a road bridge in Australia have already been reinforced successfully. M...
Artificial intelligence in quality monitoring

Tough nuts, cracked in a smart way

Aug 29, 2018 | Welding, printing, crushing concrete – an Empa team monitors noisy processes with the help of artificial intelligence. This way you can literally hear production errors and imminent accidents.

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