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Medication for the unborn child

Our team has succeeded in developing a new three-dimensional cell model  of the human placental barrier. The "model organ" can quickly and reliably deliver new information on the intake of substances, such as nano-particles, by the placental barrier and on any possible toxic effects for the unborn child. This knowledge can also be used in the future for the development of new approaches to therapy during pregnancy. more

 

 

 

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Kick-Off KTI-GoNanoBioMat

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10th European Placenta Perfusion Workshop

We hosted the 10th European Placenta Perfusion Workshop at Empa in St.Gallen. The workshop was a great success!

 

 

 

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Best Poster Award to Tina Bürki

The Empa Particles@Barrier group head by Tina Bürki, Particles-Biology Lab, won the Best Poster Award at the 10th CLINAM Submit for their work ‘A novel organotypic 3D microtissue model to assess nanoparticle uptake and effects at the human placental barrier’. This international conference gathered world-leading scientists in the field of clinical nano- and targeted medicine to discuss novel concepts in medicine and their translation to the clinics. We cordially congratulate.

 

 

 

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Empa Innovation Award 2016

Congratulations to Cordula Hirsch from our lab for receiving the Empa Innovation Award together with Gaan Sabyasachi and his team! Well done!

 

 

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Matthias Rösslein awarded

Matthias Rösslein, Senior Scientist of the Particles-Biology Interactions Laboratory has been awarded by the Materials Measurement Laboratory (MML) Accolades Program of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for his work elaborated together with Marc Salit (NIST) ‘providing tools to enable confidence and reliability in genome-scale gene expression measurements crucial to disease diagnosis and treatment’. This award is created to recognize exemplary work of individuals or teams in areas of high strategic interest and benefit to MML and NIST. ‘Our Associates are fundamental to the success of our projects and we look forward to continued cooperation with Empa.’ stated Dr. Laurie Locascio, Director of the Materials Measurement Laboratory NIST.

 

 

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Best Poster at CLINAM

The Empa Particles@Barrier group head by Tina Bürki, Particles-Biology Lab, won the Best Poster Award at the 9th  CLINAM Submit for their work ‘Studying nanoparticles translocation and effects at the human placenta barrier using ex vivo and advanced in vitro model systems’. This international conference gathered world-leading scientists in the field of clinical nano- and targeted medicine to discuss novel concepts in medicine and their translation to the clinics. We cordially congratulate!

 

 

 

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Opening of KRISS Joint Research Office

The cooperation between Empa and the Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS) in the field of nano-safety research has been intensified further by the inauguration of a KRISS “branch” in St. Gallen. On 23 July last year, Empa CEO Gian-Luca Bona and KRISS Vice-President Hyun Min Park signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a closer collaboration between the two institutes.

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SRF: Einstein

Unser Beitrag in der Fernsehsendung Einstein vom 28. Januar 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Training in the US

EU-NCL visits NCL in the US

 

 

 

 

 

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NanoMat 2D

 

We are organizing an international symposium on the topic “2D Nano-Materials” with focus on:

  • synthesis and properties of 2D materials
  • regulation, standardization and safety
  • applications and industry perspectives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nanoparticles- invisble threat?

Our contribution to Empa News October 2015:

Gone with the wind

Shuttle service through the placenta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Launch of first European nanomedicine characterization lab

Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, is part of the «European Nanomedicine Characterization Laboratory», a European project funded by the EU framework program «Horizon 2020». Its goal is ...