Skin model replaces experiments on humans

Gelatine instead of forearm

Apr 19, 2017 | The characteristics of human skin are heavily dependent on the hydration of the tissue - in simple terms, the water content. This also changes its interaction with textiles. Up to now, it has only been possible to determine the interaction between hu...
Empa spin-off develops innovative fungal product

Control of pest fungi – without harming the environment

Apr 6, 2017 | The St. Gallen-based Empa biotech spin-off, MycoSolutions AG, has developed a new fungal product that improves the soil and controls pest fungi in an environmentally friendly way. Wooden poles remain in use much longer, leading to cost savings of mil...
Klimaschutzprogramm «ONE TWO WE»

Empa-Restaurant mit weiteren Fortschritten

Apr 5, 2017 | Seit 2013 ist die Empa Partnerin des Klimaschutzprogramms «ONE TWO WE» der SV Group. Seither konnte das Personalrestaurant seinen Beitrag zum Umweltschutz deutlich steigern, wie der vor kurzem veröffentlichte Jahresbericht 2016 zeigt.

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Daily driving is stretching the exhaust gas cleaning in diesel and gasoline cars to its limits. Until now, the law has turned a blind eye precisely here and relied on unrealistic tests on test rigs to set limits and classify cars. But what really comes out the rear end? Empa has been on the case.

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