Finding the right nanoparticles for medical applications [03.02.2017]
Adolphe Merkle Institute researchers, along with colleagues at the universities of Fribourg and Geneva have developed a low-cost method to quickly select the most promising nanoparticles for biomedical applications. This approach could also help reduce the need to conduct animal experiments.
NanoLockin innovation recognized [11.01.2017]
The Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) is once again among the winners of the Ypsomed Innovation Fund's Innovation Award for research, development and technology transfer. AMI BioNanomaterials co-chair Professor Alke Fink has received the third prize of CHF 10,000 for the Nanolockin project.
New fellowship recipient [13.12.2016]
Dr. Barbara Drasler of the Adolphe Merkle Institute's BioNanomaterials group has been awarded two years postdoctoral funding by the Peter and Traudl Engelhorn Foundation for the Advancement of Life Sciences.
Regulating manufactured nanomaterials [09.12.2016]
Adolphe Merkle Institute Professor Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser, along with eight other European colleagues, has presented a report on the reliability of methods and data for the assessment of manufactured nanomaterials risks.
Using thermal measurement to improve cancer therapy outcomes [25.11.2016]
Researchers at the Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) at the University of Fribourg, along with colleagues from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Winterthur, have developed a novel characterization method, NanoLockin, which can help optimize the design of nanoparticles used in a recent form of cancer therapy known as magnetic hyperthermia.
Another Ambizione grant for AMI in 2016 [17.08.2016]
The Adolphe Merkle Institute will soon be home to a second Ambizione grant recipient. Fabienne Schwab will be joining AMI as part of the BioNanomaterials group.
Christoph Bisig wins award for best poster [23.06.2016]
Christoph Bisig of the BioNano group has won the award for the best poster at the 20th ETH-Conference on Combustion Generated Nanoparticles. Congratulations, well done!
NanoLockin through to the 2nd stage of VentureKick [22.06.2016]
Christoph Geers, Christophe Monnier and Federica Crippa of the BioNanomaterials group have sucessfully pitched their business idea at Venture Kick.